Research in health sciences and sport
We’re a multi-disciplinary faculty responsible for pioneering research in a number of important fields: nursing, physiology, psychology, management, sociology, social marketing, public health, primary care and mental health.
Our research is world-leading and has been recognised internationally for making a positive and demonstrable impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals and society.
We’ve secured a large number of research grants from a variety of sources, including: National Institute for Health Research, Chief Scientist’s Office, Medical Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Scottish Government, charities and industry. We’ve also recently received funding from the RCUK Global Challenges Research Foundation, which has expanded our international impact.
We offer the following research postgraduate degrees: Doctor of Nursing, Doctor of Midwifery, Doctor of Professional, Health Studies
Our research themes
- Mechanisms of change: understanding the ecological, social and biophysical processes underlying health and wellbeing
- Lifestyle and behaviour change: increasing physical activity, promoting healthy lifestyles and behaviours and reducing unhealthy behaviours
- Service delivery policy and practice: evaluating healthcare and sport interventions, health and sport policy and models of practice