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Health and Society Research

Research and furthering understanding

Furthering understanding of all areas of health and society is a key objective of the Institute and we conduct research of international importance that helps to shape our lives – covering everything from children’s experience of hospitalisation through to the work of our Association for Dementia Studies and our Mood Disorders Research Group. This research underpins our teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as providing opportunities for staff to undertake consultancy.

Research impact

The Institute’s transformational research projects seek to address some of the major issues both within our professions, local services, our community and beyond it. By pulling together academics working across disciplines to tackle important, social, scientific and environmental challenges, these projects are making an impact on people's lives and helping to expand our base of world-leading research. More information can be found on the Impact of our Research pages.

Research-led teaching

Our research-excellence underpins the content and delivery of all our teaching programmes – undergraduate and postgraduate. We are committed to enabling all of our students to profit from a culture of learning aligned with our research and knowledge-transfer ethos, which is based upon critical enquiry, debate and self-motivation.

The University is a leading innovator in the fields of health and social care. Unique appointments such as the UK’s first professors of perinatal education and tissue viability demonstrate our commitment to research excellence.

Dr Jan Quallington
Head of Institute

Research Degree Programmes

We currently offer two types of research degree programme in the Institute of Health and Society; Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). We can offer students supervision in psychology, nursing and midwifery, health care and social welfare.

Talks and workshops

You can feed your appetite for knowledge at the University’s research seminars, which run throughout the year on topical subjects, often closely related to individual research projects. We invite distinguished speakers from the University and beyond to deliver these free lectures.