Research groups

Explore research groups in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport.

Cancer Care Research Group

We seek to influence policy and healthcare decisions through research that focuses on how people live well with and beyond cancer.

Centre for Tobacco Control Research

We help change smoking behaviour through research and evaluation of  tobacco control policies.

Enhancing Self Care

Our aim is to support self-care and self-management in a variety of settings using a range of person-centred research approaches.

Institute for Social Marketing and Health

We are the UK’s leading social marketing research centre, studying social marketing theory and practice. 

Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Research Unit

NMAHP-RU focuses on research into NMAHP Interventions and Care Delivery to benefit patient and population health.

Physiology, Exercise and Nutrition

Our research spans the spectrum from healthy individuals to clinical populations.

Population and Public Health Research Group

We produce policy and practice-relevant research that will improve the health of populations and reduce health inequalities.


Taking a multi-disciplinary approach to understand how physical activity can influence physical and mental health and vice versa across a range of age groups, ability levels and settings.

Sport Social Science

The group is concerned with understanding the ways in which sport affects and impacts society.