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Health and Care Workforce - Aims

The Health and Care Workforce Interdisciplinary Research Network aims to work with health and care providers to explore the intersectionality between arts and science via the exploration of the role of arts in wellbeing.




  • To work collaboratively between Faculties and with our external partners to address the social and health challenges facing the health and care workforce
  • To align research activity to the Helen McArdle Nursing and Care Research Institute Strategy
  • To support NHS organisations to fulfil their statutory mandate to undertake research activity
  • To work collaboratively with VCSE organisations to increase wellbeing in underserved local communities
  • To use research to underpin policy advocacy work to support change within health and care 
  • To make a positive contribution to local growth and regeneration through knowledge exchange activity