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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’.

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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.

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Teesside University’s £22.3million National Horizons Centre. Link to Teesside University’s £22.3million National Horizons Centre.

Teesside University research develops ground-breaking techniques in the use of AI to predict cell growth

Ground-breaking research at Teesside University using artificial intelligence to predict the growth rate of living organisms could have far-reaching consequences in the field of pharmaceuticals and medical diagnostics.

3 Dec 2020 Research

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Teesside University wins grant to fund further research into Heroin Assisted Treatment pilot programme

The awarding of a prestigious research grant has marked the first anniversary of a pioneering treatment programme that offers hope to the most entrenched street heroin users and reduces the enormous cost of their offending to society.

10 Nov 2020 Research