School of Health and Social Care

Our Research

Improving health and social care practice

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 research

Our four key areas of research are:

  • Mental health and psychological wellbeing
  • Research for public and patient benefit
  • Social policy and social care
  • Health professions education (HPE) and workforce development research

Our staff have a wide range of research interests alongside their clinical and academic experience. For full details of HSC staff publications please see our Research Repository or individual staff profiles.

Case studies 

Our research helps improve health and social care practice and policy. 

  • Depression: A couples' disease? - Depression can place huge strain on a relationship. The focus on the person with depression can lead the other party to feel unsupported, and excluded from their partner's care. Can better access to couple's therapy help?
  • Can we do more to support birth mothers after a child's taken in to care? - This interdisciplinary research project, led by the Department of Sociology, carried out a review of the Positive Choices service run by Suffolk County Council. The team also developed a new app to help social workers track the impact of such 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.

Our research

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.

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