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Three Research Clusters

Three Research Clusters

Our work focuses around three main clusters and a research interest group.

These key areas are supported by a group of academic staff and research students with a shared research interest around each of the key themes. The research clusters have strong alliances, both within the University and with external health care and academic agencies, which enhances the research support structures available to all members of the cluster. The purpose of the themes is to develop expertise in specific areas of nursing and midwifery education and research.

Women, Child & 

Family Health


Supportive &

Palliative Care


Our aim is to strengthen and build research capacity within the area of women’s and child health and to enhance the health & wellbeing of women, children and their families through the conduct of ethical research.

We will undertake research in partnership with key stakeholders which has a positive impact on women and children’s’ health and contribute to the knowledge development which informs practice



Our aim is to participate in interdisciplinary research which addresses the palliative care needs of people with chronic illness and end of life care needs. Our research will impact on policy and practice in order to enhance person centred and quality care.

Participate in interdisciplinary research that addresses the palliative care needs of people with chronic illness and undertake research related to end of life care, develop capacity and capability in palliative care research and adopt participatory approaches to palliative care research where appropriate.

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Ageing, Mental Health & Intellectual Disability

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Our aim is to undertake and disseminate high quality national and international, interdisciplinary and collaborative research that is both resonsive and influential to contemporary health and social caer practice, policy and education.

Our research centers on assisting people to maintain independence; promote quality of life and ensure active participation in society through engaging the public and patients/service users in research that is focused on person centeredness, quality of service delivery and applied translational research to inform practice and policy.

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