A research degree will open the door to work in full-time research, healthcare practice and administration and, if you’re a practitioner, to a greater understanding of your professional practice. We provide a broad research environment for candidates from a range of health and care settings with extensive professional and academic expertise in healthcare environments ranging from primary care to public policy.
We offer supervision for cross-disciplinary projects linking to management, public health, health promotion, education and social care. Our particular strengths lie in workforce development, health and wellbeing, mental health, intervention design and evaluation, and public health.
For some candidates the Centre for the Study of Faith, Science and Values in Healthcare may provide a particular focus. The centre is concerned with a whole person approach to healthcare. It seeks to establish a scientific and values-based paradigm for the integration of body, mind and spirit in the promotion of health and wellbeing, as well as the healing of illness and the prevention of dysfunction.
To support the development of your research skills, you’re required to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods and you’ll be encouraged and supported to publish in both academic and professional outlets.
- Workforce development
- Health and wellbeing
- Professional development
- Mental health nursing
- Physical activity promotion in health care and community settings
- Intervention pathways and effectiveness for patient care
- Public health
- Intervention design and evaluation
This research contributes to the research priority areas Sport, Exercise, Health and Wellbeing and Learning and Professional Contexts.