All our research has a purpose We are committed to evidence based practice, and believe it’s vital that we undertake research that impacts upon your learning and the advancement of the health sector, in particular enhancing the quality of patient/service user care.

We believe that applied research is an essential feature of a university like ours. All our research has a purpose, enabling us to really make a difference and directly helping organisations solve real world problems.

Research centres and groups

Health and Social Care Research Centre

The Health and Social Care Research Centre is the dedicated research centre for the College of Health and Social Care. The Centre offers a multi-disciplinary approach to academic and applied research in the field of health and social care with the overall aim of building healthy, sustainable communities.

The Birth Project

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Births can be traumatising for all involved; Obstetricians and midwives are subject to very different stresses to the women they serve. Yet all those witnessing the birth (and death) of babies may also be traumatised - both professionals and birth-partners.

Read all about The Birth Project.