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 research and evaluation of interventions, programmes, and initiatives in the health and social landscape.
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, analysis of routine clinical data (including clinically significant change analyses) and health economic evaluations.
We will design the evaluation collaboratively with you, advise on timescales, identify any required specialist expertise, establish a project team, project manage the evaluation, collect data or support in-house data collection; analyse the resultant quantitative and qualitative data and produce interim and final 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 health researchers in other university departments including the Essex Business School, Economics Department, School of Sports Rehabilitation and Exercise Science and Mathematical Sciences.
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.