Health Science and Societal Care

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We are investigating the core issues affecting health and society. Through a diverse range of methodologies and bringing together multi-disciplinary teams, our research aims to improve patient care across the life course, identify areas of risk and inequalities in society, and develop improvements for our healthcare systems and health and social care workforce. 

Theme Leads

Dr Cara BaileyDr Cara Bailey

Senior Lecturer in Nursing 


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Dr Ping GuoDr Ping Guo

Lecturer in Nursing


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Research Aims

  • To develop and implement research and clinical practices to improve patient care
  • To identify areas of risk in society and encourage diversity and inclusion for health and social care
  • To develop improvements and service transformation for healthcare systems and workforce

Research Areas

Research areas
Principal InvestigatorResearch

PI: Dr Abdullah Al Hamid

Patient safety, medication safety, quality improvement and pharmacovigilance

PI: Dr Cara Bailey 

End of life care, emergency care, measuring patient outcomes, emotional labour

PI: Mrs Louise Beesley

Advanced practice, hypertension, medicines adherence

PI: Professor Julian Bion

Intensive Care Medicine

PI: Dr Caroline Bradbury-Jones

Family violence, child abuse

PI: Dr Richard Breakwell

Clinical assessment, Nurse retention

PI: Professor Trevor Burke


PI: Professor Iain Chapple

Restorative dentistry and periodontology

PI: Professor Jamie Coleman

Patient safety, clinical decision support systems, interprofessional learning

PI: Mr Garry Cooper-Stanton

Lymphoma, community care

PI: Dr Anthony Cox

Drug safety, patient engagement

PI: Professor Thomas Dietrich

Oral surgery and periodontology, outcomes and clinical epidemiology 

PI: Dr Nikolaos Efstathiou

End of life care, bereavement,  ITU withdrawal of advanced treatment

PI: Dr Samuel Finnikin

Clinical decision making

PI: Mrs Alison Gayton

Professional advocacy, dementia

PI: Dr Nutmeg Hallett

Violence and aggression in mental health settings

PI: Professor Lorraine Harper

Vasculitis, Clinical academic development

PI: Dr Alistair Hewison

End of life care, organisation and management of care

PI: Mrs Patricia Hibberd

Leadership in healthcare, public healthcare

PI: Dr Kirsty Hill

Dental public health and behavioural science

PI: Dr Christine Hirsch

Medicine management, end of life care

PI: Mrs Lorna Hollowood

End of life care, Public health, community care

PI: Miss Louise Isham

Interprofessional issues, Risk in care relationships

PI: Dr Zahraa Jalal

Pharmaceutical care, communication, medication adherence

PI: Mrs Lucille Kelsall-Knight

Paediatric cardiology, Pharmacology

PI: Dr Kanta Kumar

Medication adherence, ethnicity, behaviour medicine, rheumatology

PI: Professor John Marriott

Medicines adherence and optimisation

PI: Professor Una Martin

Hypertension, clinical pharmacology and ethnicity

PI: Mrs Linda McGrath

Professional values and ethics in healthcare

PI: Mr Ronnie Meechan-Rogers

Medicines management, equality 

PI: Professor Mike Milward

Periodontal disease

PI: Dr John Morris

Dental public health

PI: Dr Sue Neilson

Paediatric end of life care

PI: Dr Roger Newham

Professional ethics

PI: Mrs Jane Nicol

End of life care, bereavement

PI: Dr Vibhu Paudyal

Pharmaceutical public health, minor ailments management, health service evaluation

PI: Dr Sarah Pontefract

Patient safety in clinical pharmacy

PI: Dr Vahid Ravaghi

Public health dentistry and epidemiology

PI: Mrs Helen Rees

Outreach mental health

PI: Dr Steven Sadhra

Occupational Health and workplace interventions

PI: Dr Sonali Shah

Female health, service equality

PI: Dr Praveen Sharma

Periodontal disease and chronic kidney disease

PI: Professor John Skelton

Clinical communication

PI: Mr Richard Standage

Nurse recruitment, Paediatric intensive care

PI: Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard

Clinical community care

PI: Professor Julie Taylor

Child protection, child abuse in Africa

PI: Professor Annie Topping

Clinical academic development, service improvement and healthcare quality

PI: Mrs Tracey Valler-Jones

Paediatric clinical assessment

PI: Mrs Jinu Varghese

Professional values and ethics

PI: Mr Chris Wagstaff

Disengagement with mental health services, violence, substance abuse

PI: Dr Asma Yahyouche

Medicines adherence, patient safety

PI: Miss Zehra Yonel

Periodontal disease and chronic illness