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Department of Health Services Research

About the Department

The Department of Health Services Research is focused on improving the health and wellbeing of our communities. Our specialists use wide-ranging methods to explore the major issues surrounding health service provision in a range of settings and domains.  We look to understand complex behaviours and systems, and studying interventions in order to improve them.

Formed from a team of research scientists and practicing clinicians, our Department houses two main research groups which host a range of research projects and activities, and we are the home of major national and international research collaborations, including CLAHRC NWC and CARES.  Our research projects include:

  • Biomedical ethics and society
  • Developing methodologies to explore complexity
  • Oral Health and Healthcare Systems
  • Socio-Economic Factors in Health, Illness and Well-being
  • The psychosocial aspects of palliative and end-of-life care
  • Understanding and addressing complexity in Primary Care
  • Understanding systems to organise and manage care
  • Vision, orthoptics and brain injury research

The Department also supports the NHS in research design and funding decisions.

If you would like to join the Department to work, study or collaborate, please contact us.