School of Health Sciences and Social Work
The School of Health Sciences and Social Work (SHSSW) is committed to delivering excellent research to the highest ethical standards in order to improve knowledge and services for the health of the community.
A wide range of research interests exist amongst staff within the School. The School’s current priority Research & Knowledge Transfer themes include:
- Allergic and respiratory disorders
- Health and social care environments
- Health and social care of the older person
- Global health and social care Unit
Staff within the school contributed to the recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) and over 85% of these were classified as their research being of international standing.
SHSSW Research and Knowledge Transfer Strategy
Staff within SHSSW have strong links with researchers in other institutions including: University of Southampton; London School of Economics; University of St Andrews; The Cochrane Collaboration; NHS Healthcare Trusts.
SHSSW also has strong links with the local and regional National Health Service Trusts (including the Ambulance Services), the Strategic Health Authority and Social Services.
The School enjoys access to extensive resources including a Clinical Skills Laboratory, Digital X-Ray Suite, VERT (Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Training) System, dedicated Ultrasound Room and Centre for Simulation facilities. This includes an operating theatre and Ward/Emergency Room facility.