We specialise in applied, multi-disciplinary research that addresses local, national and international issues relating to health and social care policy and practice, and other related fields.
Our staff have a wide range of research interests alongside their clinical and academic experience. Our research groups focus on four key areas of health and social care, giving us opportunities to make positive changes to healthcare environments, social work, and policy.
Our research is interdisciplinary, with our academics working closely with colleagues in the Department of Sociology, the School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, the Department of Psychology, and the Department of Language and Linguistics.
We assist clinicians and external health and social care groups with various research and consultancy services.
Health and Care Research Service
We offer a wide range of research and consultancy services to local, national and international health care organisations, social care bodies and voluntary sector organisations. To find out more about this, visit our Health and Care Research Service.
Research Design Service
The School hosts the Essex regional office for the Research Design Service. Funded by the NIHR, this service provides support to researchers in health and social care, including advice on designing research studies, identifying funding sources, and involving academic collaborators and the public.