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Research

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

BioSciences
Healthcare Innovation Centre
Public Health
Rehabilitation & Exercise Sciences

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Our students say

Ryan Kenny

Ryan Kenny

Ryan's PHD assesses postural changes during textured insole usage, with emphasis on possible mechanisms. These mechanisms are assessed via cortical adaptations with neuroimaging techniques.

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.