School of Health and Social Care

Our people

Discover the people behind health and social care at Essex

The School of Health and Social Care is home to academic experts, dedicated professionals, and the future of health and social care research.

Our academic staff hold various posts within the department, deliver excellence in the teaching of our modules, and conduct research in a wide range of specialisms.

Our professional services staff are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the department, supporting the delivery of our teaching and our research.

Our research students investigate a broad range of exciting topics and are supervised by our academic staff.

Our honorary staff are invited to teach and research in our School due to their wealth of experience and knowledge in their specialist areas.

Our Service Users Reference Group (SURG) is made up of service users, carers and volunteers. They generously share their perspectives and are involved with teaching sessions, student interviews, curriculum development, research activity and more. Keep up to date with SURG group's Involvement Matters blog.


Contact details and further information about the specific interests of our members can be found in their profiles.

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Podcast: Patient involvement improves lives

In this podcast from our "Louder than Words" series, staff from the School of Health and Social Care discuss the importance of patient participation to improve research and practice, and how neglecting patient and service user experiences has affected the response to Covid-19.

Listen to the podcast