School of Health Sciences and Social Work

Research

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.

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.

We support a number of postgraduate researchers carrying out PhD, Professional Doctorate, MPhil, MD and MRes awards. In addition to the graduate school training programme our postgraduate researchers can access seminars and tutorials in epidemiology and statistical methods, database management, qualitative research, development and assessment of  quality of life measures.

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 disorder

Allergy and respiratory disorder
  • Epidemiology, diagnosis and management of food allergy
  • Management and experiences of asthma and other respiratory conditions
  • Non-pharmacological approaches in management of atopic eczema
  • Consumer behaviour, nutritional intake and quality of life associated with food allergies and intolerances

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Health and social care environments

  • quantifying the effects of health and social care environments on health
  • exploring the psycho-social effects of health and social care environments
  • cross-disciplinary collaborations and networks in environmental design research

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Health and social care environments

Health and social care of the older person

Health and social care of the older person
  • user-driven, participatory projects, to address practice-based problems 
  • falls and fall-related injury prevention 
  • psycho-social well-being 

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Global health and social care Unit

  • Low fertility in developing countries
  • Reproductive and Sexual Health
  • Health system inequalities 
  • Health risk behaviours
  • Maternal and child health 
  • Gender, female autonomy, and domestic violence

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Global health and social care Unit

Engage

Engage
  • Get involved with projects
  • Give your views and influence our research
  • Help develop the curriculum

 

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