About

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The School of Health & Population Sciences is led by Professor Jayne Parry (Head of School) and by Professor David Fitzmaurice (Deputy Head of School). The School Administrative Manager is Janet Taylor.

Professors Joanna Coast and Jon Deeks are the joint Heads of Research for the School, and Professor John Skelton is Head of Education and Learning. Dr Mel Calvert is the Director of Postgraduate Research Studies, and supports Professor Skelton.

The School was established by the bringing together of the major clinical disciplines of the primary and secondary health care settings; that is Nursing, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Primary Care, and Public Health. Our increasing focus on methodological work – for example on trials, on diagnostics, on health outcome developments – has seen the establishment of two other major units: Health Economics and Biostatistics within the School.

The constituent departments of the School reflect these historic clinical and non-clinical grouping (see below) and provide an internal administrative structure and a basis for postgraduate clinical training. The School supports postgraduate training through Public Health and Occupational Health and General Practice Specialist Registrar training schemes, taught masters and postgraduate research opportunities. Masters courses within the School are well organised by dedicated staff and have enviable reputations. A wide range of short/CPD courses are offered, details of which can be found on the short course pages. Postgraduate Teaching... 

Undergraduate educational activities are integrated across departments and the School plays an important role in the delivery of undergraduate teaching for the M.B Ch.B, B.Nurs, and the B.MedSc courses. Undergraduate Teaching...

Research activity in the School is grouped into three inter-related strands: (I) Population Health Research and Epidemiology; (II) Service Design and Delivery; and (III) Health Care Evaluation and Methodology. Research...