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School of Health & Life Sciences research

The School of Health & Life Sciences conducts high-quality applied research focussed on improving health and wellbeing. Delivered through our two research centres, we have a particular focus on public health, rehabilitation, exercise and sports sciences, and a strong emphasis on the translation of research into policy and practice.

We have a strong track record of delivering real improvements in the health and wellbeing of people and communities such as development of healthcare technologies and informing guidelines from the World Health Organisation and the US Centres for Disease Control. In support of our research we have secured funding from a variety of sources including the MRC, the EPRSC, the NIHR Health Technology Assessment and Research for Patient Benefit Programmes, the Health Foundation, and the Borrow Foundation.

We work collaboratively with a range of national and international organisations including the WHO, Public Health England, Fuse, and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

In REF 2014 over two thirds of our research was rated as world-leading and internationally excellent and 100% of our impact rated ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’.

Research centres and groups

Healthcare Innovation Centre
Public Health
Rehabilitation & Exercise Sciences

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Our students say

Kate Byrnes

Kate Byrnes

Kate’s PHD assesses the experiences and attitudes of women with learning disability, family carers, and paid care workers, towards the national cervical and breast cancer screening programmes.

Kirsti J Loughran

Kirsti J Loughran

Kirsti’s programme of studies will investigate the relationship between balance and gait impairment in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and high rates of pain suffered by people with COPD.

News and Events

Daniel Eaves, Ted Docherty, Steve Foster, Jack Binks, Jonathan Emerson, Matthew Scott and Graham Wilson.. Link to Daniel Eaves, Ted Docherty, Steve Foster, Jack Binks, Jonathan Emerson, Matthew Scott and Graham Wilson..

New rehabilitation methods for improving recovery after a stroke

Academics at Teesside University are using their expertise to trial new methods of rehabilitation to aid motor recovery in stroke patients.

10 Nov 2019 Research

Rhys Williams at Vindolanda. Link to Rhys Williams at Vindolanda.

University research bringing history to life

Visitors to a major North-East archaeological site are being given the opportunity to see how researchers at Teesside University are using state-of-the-art technology to better understand historic artefacts.

22 Aug 2019 Research