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School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Academic department overview
See: About the School.
Research at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work has established an acclaimed national and international reputation. As researchers, we are committed to conducting high-quality applied research that provides the evidence to improve health and social care and shape services.
The School was placed top of the table for nursing and midwifery research in the most recent UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008, with the largest portfolio of research in these disciplines and 85% of our research rated as world leading or world class.
We have particular strengths in:
- Cancer, supportive and palliative care
- Promoting positive ageing
- User involvement
- Emerging roles for nurses
- Child health
- Mental health
- Dementia care
- Ophthalmic nursing
- Clinical effectiveness
- Community nursing
Other areas of expertise and research include:
- Historical perspectives on health and archive research
- Management and organisation of health services
- Healthcare education and practice
We have extensive national and international collaborations and work with a wide range of partners in our programmes of research, including the UK National Health Service and Social Care Agencies. Our research is clearly aligned to regional, local and national policy agendas.
For more details on research within the School, see: our research