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Research

The Faculty of Education and Health Sciences boasts a vibrant research community. Research, alongside teaching, is a core activity of the Faculty. 

Research in EHS includes education, health and wellbeing and is organised around four key areas of research strength; we have a strong focus on providing excellent support for researchers and excellent postgraduate education.

The Faculty of Education and Health Sciences boasts a vibrant research community. Research, alongside teaching, is a core activity of the Faculty.

We support both 'pure' and 'applied' research in education, health, psychology and sports science and we offer a range of full-time and part-time research programmes leading to both Masters and Doctoral qualifications. At present, we support 83 full-time and 56 part-time research students.

Our postgraduate students are members of a wider research community within the Faculty, involving research active academic staff and research specialists. The members of this wider community are active in researching and publishing in a range of areas. These interests are reflected in the number of research centres, units and groups that are housed within the Faculty and which are national research leaders in their field:

  • Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport (PEPAYS) Research Centre
  • Curriculum Evaluation and Policy Research Unit
  • Centre for the Active Management of Lifelong Ageing (CAMLA)
  • Centre for Pre-Hospital Research
  • Centre for Social Issues Research
  • Biomechanics Research Unit
  • Applied Biostatistics Consulting Centre
  • 4i Centre for Interventions in Infection, Inflammation and Immunity

The Faculty also has a significant strength in the area of social psychology and political identity research.