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School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Academic department overview
See: About the School.
The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work undertakes research in four broad areas:
- Long-term conditions and rehabilitation
- Mental health
- Cancer, supportive and palliative care
- Social care and population health
Research at the School 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 nursing; supportive and palliative care; promoting positive ageing; midwifery; user involvement; evaluation of new roles for nurses; child health; primary care mental health and community nursing.
The social work team are all research active and are engaged in empirical and scholarly research in the areas of child protection, child adoption and family placements, children's and parents' rights, experiences of adult service users and service delivery for vulnerable adults.
For further information on research within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work please see: Overview of our research
The School of Psychological Sciences has five research groups:
- Language and communication (including the Max Planck Child Study Centre)
- Cognition and cognitive neuroscience
- Clinical neuroscience and language disorders
- Clinical and health psychology
- Audiology and deafness
Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) staff belong to the Clinical neuroscience and language disorders (CNLD) group but there are close interdisciplinary links with other areas. The group's research covers both developmental and adult fields.
Two main themes are the assessment, treatment and management of communication disorders, and the interaction of language disorders with cognitive, neural and environmental factors, There is particular SLT research expertise in the fields of acquired aphasia, pragmatic language impairment, developmental speech disorder and SLI.