This multi-disciplinary collaborative research cluster includes a broad range of research addressing the prevention of health conditions in the wider population as well as support for people managing conditions in a range of settings.
Our research encompasses, but is not limited to, the following research areas and we welcome all other research that broadly aligns with this cluster.
- Work on the impact of lifestyle factors on health includes the role of the arts psychotherapy and creative psychotherapy, led by Prof Vicky Karkou, Director of the Research Centre for Arts and Well-being. Prof Paola Dey focuses on health inequalities, delivery of public health interventions and the balance between population and individual perspectives.
- Prof Dey also leads the Promoting Population Musculoskeletal Health Group in collaboration with colleagues in Sport.
- The multi-disciplinary Respiratory Research Centre, led by Prof Sally Spencer and Dr Carol Kelly, focuses on multi-professional, patient-centred studies, including systematic reviews and the management of chronic respiratory conditions, such as bronchiectasis.
- The Supportive and End of Life Care Research Group, led by Prof Barbara Jack and Prof Mary O’Brien encompasses management of life-limiting conditions, palliative, end of life and bereavement care, advanced care planning, spirituality and the needs of carers.