Community and Public Health Theme
Broad and integrated research is carried out and applied at both national and international levels
This theme has a broad and integrated programme of research that is locally relevant and applicable nationally and internationally. It is also cross-departmental within LSBU's School of Health and Social Care.
Issues are addressed that concern the health and wellbeing status and behaviour of individuals, groups and communities. The work is informed by a desire to build an evidence base of what works and for whom. Then, the translation of research findings inform education and practice development and service effectiveness.
Aims of the research are to:
- undertake high quality research that can inform policy and practice
- evaluate new interventions that may improve health and wellbeing
- promote understanding of the health and wellbeing needs of communities and population groups
The Community and Public Health theme is led by Professor Jane Wills. Search our People Finder for academics working in this theme.
At LSBU we recognise that you want to build on the potential and intellectual interests you have already developed. Our range of Research programmes focus on a major piece of independent research. A PhD, by definition, is an original contribution to knowledge. Therefore, our students become world experts in whatever field of research they are engaged in.
The School of Health and Social Care offers Research Degrees which enable you to conduct research in a topic area of interest to you:
- PhD: full time - 3 years/part time - 5-6 years
- MPhil: full time - 2 years/part time - 3 years
- Professional Doctorate: part time only - 5 years
The School of Health and Social Care at LSBU currently has around 40 full and part-time MPhil/PhD students, for whom there are monthly seminars, support groups and an annual Summer School at which students are expected to present their work. There is an equipped MPhil/ PhD area within our School and our students are actively encouraged to attend a rolling programme of research methods courses. Read more about Research Degrees at LSBU.
LSBU's School of Health and Social Care is a leading centre for research in London for nursing, midwifery, allied health professions, public health and social care. 80% of our research into Allied Health Professionals and Nursing was awarded the highest quality ratings of 4* or 3* for 'impact' (reach and significance) - Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
Read more about current and recent projects undertaken within the Children, Young People and Families theme in our research case studies.
- Evaluation of NHS workplace wellbeing initiatives
- Attitudes and behaviours of obese adults
- Evaluation of the 2012 Olympic Paralympic Games Sexual Health Services
- Fuel poverty: an action research study on energy switching for people on low incomes
- Co-morbidities for people living with HIV in Brent PCT
28 August 2019International Conference on Renewable Energy and Vacuum Insulation for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings
28 August 2019CIPD courses at LSBU information evening
5 October 2019University Open Day
7 October 2019School of Business Graduation Ceremony 2019
14 October 2019Graduation Ceremony: School of Arts and Creative Industries; School of Applied Sciences; School of Law and Social Sciences
28 October 2019LSBU Graduations 2019: School of the Built Environment; School of Engineering
4 November 2019School of Health and Social Care Graduation Ceremony 2019
9 November 2019University Open Day
22 November 2019Choose Your Next Steps
27 November 2019Postgraduate Open Evening
Enabling engineers to become more entrepreneurial
23 August 2019
Mature students aiming for career change make LSBU first choice in Clearing
15 August 2019
Chiropractic student wins ‘best new delegate’ at World Congress of Chiropractic Students AGM
6 August 2019
Drama graduates perform at Kingston's International Youth Arts Fringe Festival
8 July 2019
Design students win 2019 PVC Redesigned competition
5 July 2019
Bakery students achieve great success at the Alliance of Bakery Students and Trainees Conference 2019
3 July 2019
LSBU first UK university to launch fully chartered town planner apprenticeship scheme
27 June 2019
Engineering the Future: Two teams of LSBU students make it to Design Challenge National Finals
27 June 2019
LSBU celebrates wealth of local business talent at Southwark Business Awards Gala Finale
18 June 2019