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Health Sciences

Health Sciences research at the University of Sunderland is a dynamic, multidisciplinary research environment which aims to address global healthcare priorities and improve health outcomes.



Our research is focused on the development of interventions and technology for use in healthcare and delivery of health services innovation. Working with partners in industry, academia, a broad range of health and care service providers, patients, carers and the public, we aim to create research impact by promoting knowledge exchange and influencing policy and practice.

Our research-active staff perform contemporary health sciences research across three themes:

  • Drug discovery and pharmaceutical sciences
  • Health services and Health inequalities
  • Exercise, sport and rehabilitative therapies


We actively support research career development and have a successful research degree programme. We welcome applications from prospective postgraduate research students, as well as candidates for a Higher or Professional Doctorate.

Health Sciences research sub themes

We conduct further research in the following areas: