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
21 March 2018The future of solar thermal vacuum systems: half-day conference
21 March 2018What's happening in graduate employment?
22 March 2018Research today: Cherry Cheung discusses the development of social ventures
24 March 2018University Open Day
29 March 2018Critical care symposium
20 April 2018Health and Social Care Open Day
25 April 2018Undergraduate – How to Apply Evening
9 May 2018Professor Robert West: What good is the label 'addiction'?
9 May 2018Postgraduate Open Evening
12 June 2018Undergraduate – How to Apply Evening
Lambeth College resolves to join the LSBU Family
21 March 2018
180 young people from Lambeth schools and colleges attend Lambeth Apprenticeship conference 2018
14 March 2018
Addiction recovery techniques discussed at SMART Recovery conference, hosted by LSBU
13 March 2018
ERDF grants LSBU £1Million to support 80 food SMEs
13 March 2018
Annual careers evening with the School of Business
12 March 2018
Digital communications with Andrew Mitchell from Brandmovers
9 March 2018
London South Bank University halves its gender pay gap
8 March 2018
Can we break down barriers in sport? Lively panel debates issues at LSBU
8 March 2018
LSBU loans Dorothy Mead’s Reclining Nude painting to Tate Britain
6 March 2018