Institute of Health Sciences and Wellbeing


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The Institute of Health Sciences and Wellbeing

The Institute of Health Sciences and Wellbeing will enhance our collaborative, multi and inter-disciplinary research profile. It will also enhance our knowledge translation and exchange excellence in contemporary health sciences and health and wellbeing, spanning fundamental and applied sciences, including pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, biological and medical sciences, primary care, public health and physical and psychological health.

This research will have real-world impact, for the direct benefit of communities and society, professionals and practice.

The Institute will make a significant contribution to all aspects of the University’s Research and Innovation Strategy.

Institute of Health Sciences and Wellbeing staff are involved in research which embraces a wide range of disciplines, which include:

  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Primary Care
  • Health Services Research
  • Nursing
  • Physical Health and Wellbeing
  • Professional Practice Research
  • Pedagogic Research

We also collaborate with local, national and international partners in industry, academia, and health services, ensuring that our outputs and products are both locally relevant and have international reach, and that they address the translational challenges of getting science into products and evidence into practice.

The Institute’s vision is to provide a research-rich environment that allows the current cohort of research active staff to achieve their full potential, and to support all other staff who aspire to being research active in becoming so.

In 2021, we aspire to have at least 50% of Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing academic staff from across the three schools (the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences and the School of Psychology) to be active in the Institute and for 75% of these to be eligible for submission to the REF.

We aim for the majority of our research staff to be engaged in internationally excellent or world-leading research and where relevant, in collaboration with new and established partners in industry, healthcare and academia. It is envisaged that these collaborations will help us develop and deliver further research that has real world impact.