Health and Social Care Groups

The School of Health and Social Care has the following Research Groups:

To integrate our strengths in health-related research, we established a single research centre, the Centre for Applied Research in Improvement and Innovation (CApRII) which is in the Institute of Health and Social Care. This offers a unified research environment for the four research groups:

Population Health and Prevention is a group that recognises the strength of our work in health promotion and social care. This research group is led by Professors Sykes and Whittaker has a broad and integrated programme of research that is responsive to local needs, addressing issues concerned with the health and wellbeing status and behaviour of individuals, communities, and populations with clusters of research focusing on women’s health, serious violence and health promotion, and health literacy.

Ageing, Acute and Long Term Conditions: This research group reflects our strength across a range of issues and enables us to assist our partner Trusts to improve clinical practice based on evidence of effectiveness. The group is led by Professors Thomas, and Bench.

Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities: This research group reflects an expanding area of clinical and professional focus. Its particular focus is on research which helps to improve the lives of people who use mental health and intellectual disability services through investigations into changing workforce roles. This group is led by Professors Flood and Chaplin.

Workforce Innovation and Professional Education: Reflecting the priority given to research-informed teaching by LSBU and the role of the Institute of Health and Social Care as a major education provider, this research group has expanded its work related to values-based behaviour of the workforce and work linked to the development of new roles. This group is led by Professor Leary, and Dr. Stewart Lord.