Research groups

Our Faculty provides a creative and energetic environment for undertaking research that addresses real issues across the full spectrum of health, social care and education. Research unites academics, researchers, postgraduate students, research users and service users in a shared community of enquiry.

Our Faculty's reputation for undertaking high-quality, meaningful and timely research continues to grow. We're committed to high standards of scholarship and research to offer our students opportunities to be taught by, and undertake research with, scholars who are at the forefront of developments in their disciplines.

Researchers in our Faculty are involved in multiple collaborations with local, national and international agencies in the statutory and voluntary sectors. There are a number of international collaborations with partners for example in Israel, Ukraine, Canada, the United States of America, South Africa, Rwanda, Bulgaria and elsewhere.

Faculty researchers have also developed considerable experience and a growing reputation in the use of multiple research methods, including participatory inquiry, mixed methods and collaboration with service users. With regard to the latter we have developed considerable expertise in involving service users (especially children, young people and older people) as researchers.

We have particular expertise in nursing and midwifery research, health services research, social health and wellbeing, and critical education.

Follow the links below to find out more about our individual research groups.

Professional Enquiry in Education

Veterans and Families Institute

Social Inclusion

Early Childhood Research

Participatory Research

Nursing Research Unit

Prevention of Overweight and Obesity during Infancy