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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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Research Impact

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Our students say

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.

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.

News and Events

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Chief Scientific Advisor praises research responding to local needs

One of the government's top scientific advisors visited representatives from Teesside University, Fuse and Public Health South Tees, to understand how research can help address the public health challenges in Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland, including promoting healthier diets.

17 Jun 2019 Research

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Support to help stub out smoking during pregnancy

Researchers at Teesside University continue to work with NHS Trusts to promote new methods of encouraging pregnant women not to smoke.

21 May 2019 Research