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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

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 & 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: Prof Vari Drennan, Dr Nan Greenwood, Prof Mary Chambers, Prof Mike Hurley, Dr Fiona Jones, Prof Ruth Harris

Exercise and rehabilitation for health and well-being key contacts: Prof 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: Prof Mary Chambers and Dr Annette Boaz in the Centre for Public Engagement Education practice and education for the professions Key contacts: Prof Jan Fook, Dr Val Collington, Children and Families Key contacts Prof Ray Jones, Prof Jane Lindsay, Dr Eleni Hatizimitriadou, Prof Jan Fook.