Regional, national and global provision of health and social care struggle to keep pace with the increasingly complex needs of the populations they serve.
Preparing the current and future workforce to rise to these challenges requires a robust evidence base and critical analyses of educational and workforce policy. Working collaboratively with service users, the public, commissioners and colleagues in partner organisations – locally and globally – our research is informed by, and impacts upon, both policy and practice.
Our researchers are drawn from a wide range of practical, professional and academic disciplines and are engaged in diverse health professions educational research and workforce development activities.
We work in partnership to support and advise the Norwegian Research School for Professions-Oriented and Practice-Relevant Research (PROFRES). This research school contributes research into professional practice in health, education and welfare, specifically the challenges embedded in contemporary practices within and across these disciplines.
University researchers are members of IDCC which aims to explore and develop culturally sensitive care and support for people living with dementia to support their human rights and citizenship, and to understand how health and social care professionals’ culturally driven perceptions of the biological, psychological and social aspects of dementia impact on their provision of culturally sensitive care.