Research

School of Health & Social Care research

The School of Health & Social Care 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

Dr David Chadwick and Professor Paul Van Schaik, (centre), receiving the Bright Ideas in Health Award. Link to Dr David Chadwick and Professor Paul Van Schaik, (centre), receiving the Bright Ideas in Health Award.

New technology could lead to quicker diagnoses of infectious diseases

Academics and health professionals are combining their expertise to trial new technology which could speed up the diagnosis and treatment for thousands of hepatitis and HIV patients.

15 Jan 2019 Research

 
Professor John Dixon, Associate Dean, (Research and Innovation), Professor Andrew Walton, Executive Chair at Connect Health, Linda Nelson, Associate Dean (Enterprise and Business Engagement), Professor Jane Turner OBE DL, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise and Business Engagement) and 
Lisa Davidson, HR Director at Connect Health.
. Link to Professor John Dixon, Associate Dean, (Research and Innovation), Professor Andrew Walton, Executive Chair at Connect Health, Linda Nelson, Associate Dean (Enterprise and Business Engagement), Professor Jane Turner OBE DL, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise and Business Engagement) and 
Lisa Davidson, HR Director at Connect Health.
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New partnership will drive health care and education in the North East

Teesside University has forged an exciting new strategic partnership with a leading specialist health care provider which will enable collaborative research and innovation opportunities and further develop the employability of students and graduates.

27 Nov 2018 Business