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Health and Sport

In health we have been transforming knowledge across a wide and diverse range of domains from speech and language therapy, to radiography and public health. Founded in 2016 our new departments in Life Sciences and Sport and Exercise aim to continue and enrich our legacy of enhancing and changing lives in health. The REF 2014 results confirmed that 100% of our research has outstanding or very considerable impact on practice in terms of reach and significance.

School Research Director: Loukia Tsaprouni

Research by departments

There is a strong research culture within the School of Health Sciences and a particular focus is placed on interdisciplinary research. Staff research activity is routed to the departments within the School covering many areas of health, and this is reflected in our wide variety of projects.

Centre for Social Care, Health and Related Research

Quality of care is at the heart of health and social care services. The purpose of a research centre that focuses on the quality of care by developing research which investigates the delivery and impact of health and social care services as well as the user’s attitudes, beliefs and experience of them.  The purpose of the centre would be the pursuit of excellence in the effectiveness and safety of care and the enhancement of user experience.

Centre for Social Care, Health and Related Research

Contact us

The HELS Research team provides support, information and advice on research related matters. For any queries please contact our research development support officers at

If you are interested in studying with our vibrant team of researchers contact Jennifer Crook or Wendy Hancox at

Find out more about PhDs in Health Sciences