The health and wellbeing theme was established in Autumn 2016. Past and current work relates to public health, prevention, ageing, arts, health and wellbeing. Specific work involves epidemiology, service evaluation, evidence synthesis and trials. Service delivery, in particular community, home support and care homes for older people with a range of long term conditions and their carers also feature. Past and current projects focus on cancer, depression and anxiety, dementia, trauma, falls, incontinence, stroke, musculoskeletal health and nutrition. We have a number of NIHR and other funded research programmes and projects which involves working with colleagues from a range of local, national and international organisations including academics, providers, commissioners and voluntary sector. Arts for health and wellbeing is a developing area and involves working in a range of arts based projects involving health services, communities and cultural heritage organisations. Public involvement and engagement is a strong feature embedded within all research programmes and projects. We have an established portfolio of working with partners from a variety of organisations as well as across faculty and research institutes. We have a number of PhD students working within the theme and welcome enquiries from future postgraduate students with a particular interest in these topics.
Prof. Paola Dey
Professor of Health and Social Care
Prof. Vicky Karkou
Professor of Performing Arts PhD, MD (honoris causa), MEd, PgDip, BEdSc View Profile
Prof. Brenda Roe
Professor of Health Research PhD, MSc (Method II Research), Registered Nurse, BSc (Hons) View Profile