School of Health and Social Care

Health and Care Research Service

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Improving lives locally, nationally and internationally

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.
On a day to day basis we work with health, social care and third-sector organisations to improve the experience of service users, carers and those who work with them.

Our services

With this vast range of expertise we are able to offer services that include:

  • Research design, advice and consultancy
  • Survey design
  • Data collection
  • Quantitative data analysis
  • Qualitative data analysis
  • Evaluation of services
  • Report writing

Our specialisms and expertise

We have a first-rate research profile and our specialisms include: 

  • The understanding of:
    • health risks
    • social exclusion
    • mental health
    • learning difficulties
    • substance misuse
    • gerontology
    • chronic illness
    • service evaluation
    • informatics
    • evidence-based practice


  • The application of psychology and sociology to real-world issues


We have a wide range of expertise to draw on from across the school and the wider university. 

Our staff include academics and clinicians with quantitative and qualitative expertise in a range of health and care related research areas including:

  • health and clinical psychology
  • medical sociology
  • social policy
  • social work
  • informatics
  • management
  • nursing
  • oral health
  • occupational therapy
  • physiotherapy
  • pharmacy
  • speech and language therapy
  • sports science
Get in touch
If you are interested in us providing you with one of our services, email us.  With our range of specialisms and our experience, we are always happy to discuss your plans and how we can help.