Research at the School of Health Studies
The School of Health Studies has a strong research profile which focuses on the following themes, all of which impact directly on the quality of patient care:
Our research strives to be locally relevant – undertaken in collaboration with the NHS and a range of social care partners – and an increasing proportion is internationally significant.
The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) recognised 75% of the total research at the School as being of internationally recognised originality, significance and rigour, with 35% as internationally excellent or better.
Our excellence in research impacts directly on your learning experience, as the majority of our research-active staff have teaching responsibilities, ensuring that you learn in a research active environment and are taught by leaders in their field.
Recent key research successes:
- The expansion and international recognition of “Born in Bradford”, a research programme that will follow the lives of over 10,000 babies over the next 20 years with the aim of understanding how we can improve the health of people living in Bradford and elsewhere
- Medical Research Council (MRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding for dementia research
- National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) funding for evaluating impact of service initiatives on patient outcomes and service costs
- Completion of the largest ever cross-sectional and longitudinal study of adjustment to disfigurement
- Initiation of a major programme of research into patient safety
- An internationally recognised programme of research and knowledge transfer related to positive action