The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Medicine is committed to producing excellent research to inform evidence based practice and the health and wellbeing of people locally, nationally and internationally.
Our research spans three cross–faculty clusters all of which bring together researchers from all Schools with common interests and complementary expertise.
Research in this multi-disciplinary research cluster focuses on lifestyle and health issues across the adult life course in four main areas: 1. Arts and Health, Public Health, Health Inequalities; 2. Musculoskeletal Health, Physical Activity and Maintaining Mobility; 3. The Management of Chronic Respiratory Conditions via the Respiratory Research Centre; 4. Supportive and End of Life Care. Research encompasses a broad range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, including evidence synthesis, and significant collaboration and links with practice. The PMCA research cluster is led by: Prof Sally Spencer, Prof Paola Dey, Dr Carol Kelly, Prof Vicky Karkou, Prof Barbara Jack and Prof Mary O’Brien. Read further about Prevention and Management of Conditions in Adults.
Improving Professional Practice
This research cluster focuses on performance enhancement, maximising individual potential, evaluating the impact of health professions education by developing evidence-based methodologies and applying these to practice. Work focuses on providing the evidence to inform curriculum planning and delivery including: the impact of simulation; and equity in medical education. The IPP researcher cluster is led by: Prof John Sandars, Prof Jeremy Brown and Dr Axel Kaehne. Read further about Improving Professional Practice.
Our research focuses on making a difference to the services accessed and the lives of children, young people and their families, particularly those with complex needs, those requiring palliative care and those living with long-term conditions and learning disabilities. All our work is underpinned by meaningful collaboration and engagement. A particular interest lies in our growing stream of work around supporting children and young people undergoing clinical procedures. The CYPF research cluster is led by: Prof Lucy Bray, Prof Bernie Carter and Dr Julie Abayomi. Read further about Children, Young People and Families.
The Faculty has a vibrant postgraduate research community and offers a supportive environment for research development.
It provides a base for the University’s Health Research Institute (HRI) which brings together academics from across the University with a shared interest and expertise in medical and clinical research collaboration with external partners.
The Faculty holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award.
Associate Dean for Research and Innovation: Professor Clare Austin