Researchers and Academics in the School of Health and Social Care have extensive practical experience and professional links across the health and social care sectors. The School maintains close industry links to ensure that teaching is informed by the latest developments in practice and policy.
This specialist programme is informed by our longstanding partnerships with professionals, research organisations, the Social Care sector, the National Health Service and through the research projects within the School’s research centre and research groups.
As a researcher in the School, you have the opportunity to take part in a structured programme of training designed to develop the research and critical-thinking skills that can benefit you in your future career. You will be supported by an interdisciplinary team of supervisors made up of experienced academics and practitioners from across the College of Social Science.
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Research Areas, Projects & Topics
Examples of recent research projects include:
-Prevalence of mental health disorder in a probation population.
-Self-management in people living with and beyond cancer in a rural and urban setting.
-An evaluation of performance improvements in a rural accident and emergency department.
-Transfer of learning from classroom to practice.
-Improving pain management in pre-hospital care.
-Supporting asylum seekers through effective social work practice. A case study in Sao Paulo.
How You Study
Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of your time will be spent in independent study and research, supported by additional research training opportunities. You will have meetings with your academic supervisor, however the regularity of these will vary depending on your own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability and the stage of your programme.
The programme is supported by an interdisciplinary team of experienced research supervisors across the College of Social Science. The School of Health and Social Care has long standing partnership links to industry, research organisations and the NHS.
How You Are Assessed
A PhD is usually awarded based on the quality of your thesis and your ability in an oral examination (viva voce) to present and successfully defend your chosen research topic to a group of academics. You are also expected to demonstrate how your research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding.