Health and Social Care Research Centre - Research - University of Derby

Health and Social Care Research Centre

Welcome to the 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.

In addition to its national work, the Centre works successfully in partnership with a range of NHS and Social Care commisioning and provider organisations, voluntary and community sector groups and industries in Derbyshire to ensure that our work meets local need.

The Centre has three broad areas of work:

  • Optimising individual health and wellbeing - enhancing the management, care and treatment of service users
  • Promoting healthy communities - improving the health and wellbeing of local populations and communities
  • Building and developing an effective health and social care workforce - including building the professional evidence base and transforming the roles of health and social care professionals.

The disciplines that are currently represented by the Centre’s core and associate staff include primary care, public health, psychology, nursing, midwifery, allied health professions, arts and health and medicine.