Health and Social Care Research Centre

Vital impact

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

We are committed to evidence-based practice and believe it is vital that we undertake research that impacts upon learning and the advancement of the health sector, in particular enhancing the quality of patient/service user care.

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, high-impact approach to academic and applied research that supports the transformation of services within the field of health and social care, with the overall aim of building healthy, sustainable communities

More information about the Health and social care research centre

Health and Social Care Research Centre research falls into three broad areas:

  1. Optimising individual health and wellbeing – enhancing the management, care and treatment of people.
  2. Promoting healthy communities – improving the health and wellbeing of local populations and communities.
  3. 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 Centre was established as a joint collaboration between the University of Derby, NHS England and the four Clinical Commissioning Committees across Derbyshire.

The centre’s objectives are to:

Our current areas of specialism include: