We can help you evaluate and improve services to your users, their carers and employees.
Here at the University of Essex we are dedicated to excellence in the research and evaluation of health, wellbeing and social care. The Health and Care Research Service draws on the expertise of our academic teams to offer a wide range of research and consultancy services.
We work in partnership with health, social care and voluntary sector organisations across the East of England region, nationally and internationally.
Our areas of expertise include project evaluation and primary research in health services research, public health policy, health psychology, clinical psychology, medical sociology, exercise science, physical activity, social work, and adult and mental health nursing at schools and workplaces.
With the vast range of expertise at the university we are able to provide you with full research design, advice and consultancy, including undertaking project and service evaluations.
We offer a variety of methodologies including face to face interviewing, focus groups, surveys and data collection.
We will analyse the resultant quantitative data and qualitative feedback and produce full or summary reports, including case studies where appropriate.
We have a first-rate research profile and our expertise includes the application of psychology and sociology to real-world issues, participatory research and evidence-based practice. We draw upon the wide range of expertise within in the School of Health and Social Care as well as associated staff in other university departments.
Our staff include academics and clinicians with quantitative and qualitative expertise in a range of health and care related research areas including: chronic illness; gerontology; health and clinical psychology; health risks; learning difficulties; management; mental health; nursing; oral health; occupational therapy; physiotherapy; pharmacy; medical sociology; social exclusion; social policy; social work speech and language therapy; sports science; and substance abuse.