The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education combines the research expertise and resources of a modern university with those of an established medical school. We actively collaborate with public and patients, with public sector services, across our disciplines and through network organisations such as the Academic Health Science Network, South London and the Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South London.
In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 70% of our research was judged to be internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, and of that, 15% was considered world leading.
We undertake research within the following themes
Health and social care issues for people with long terms conditions and their family carers (in particular stroke, dementia, mental health problems, and people with learning disabilities). Key contacts: Professor Vari Drennan, Dr Nan Greenwood, Professor Mary Chambers, Professor Mike Hurley, Dr Fiona Jones, Professor Ruth Harris
Exercise and rehabilitation for health and well-being Key contacts: Professor Mike Hurley, Dr Fiona Jones
Innovation and interprofessional working in the health, social care and education workforce Key contacts: Professors Ruth Harris, Scott Reeves,
Public and patient engagement in research Key contacts: Professor Mary Chambers and Dr Annette Boaz in the Centre for Public Engagement
Education practice and education for the professions Key contacts: Professor Jan Fook, Dr Val Collington,
Children and families Key contacts: Professor Ray Jones, Professor Jane Lindsay, Dr Eleni Hatizimitriadou, Professor Jan Fook
Undertaking Research Training
We actively support professionals wishing to undertake research degrees and follow clinical academic careers training pathways including National Institute of Health Research places on our Masters in Research (Clinical Practice)
04/06/14: Dr Irene Tuffrey-Wijne has published new research
07/06/14: New research project awarded by The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
18/06/14: Health experts find Physician Associates provide efficient care for patients and can take the pressure off GPs
17/07/14: Professor Scott Reeves is a the keynote speaker at International Conference
30/07/14: Nuffield Council on Bioethics: The culture of scientific research – what’s it really like?