Health Sciences research
We are an agile community of allied health and social care researchers and practitioners. We strive to deliver research that supports people to maintain, attain or regain good health, through a focus on Health and Behaviour. To achieve this, our organisational structure promotes close interdisciplinary working on health challenges, focussing on engagement and collaboration with public sector organisations and external collaborators.
Our work centres on three inter-related areas of expertise: Determinants of Living Well (Determinants) which is led by the Institute for Social Marketing and Health; Interventions to Support Living Well (Interventions) which is led by the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit and Health, Social Care and Professional Practice to Support Living Well (Practice) which is led by Health Sciences. All three areas of work are underpinned by health and behaviour theory led from Health Psychology. Our collaborative working means that there are studies in each of the three topics across all sections.
Our research seeks to explore new ways in which free mental health awareness and intervention can create positive outcomes and new care pathways for patients struggling with depression or at risk of suicide.