Research in the School of Health Sciences and Social Care is located within University Research Centres and University Interdisciplinary Research centres. Our research ranges from the micro level (cell and chromosome biology to the macro level (health and social policy).Centre for Research in RehabilitationThe aim of the Centre is to carry out high quality research of practical importance, which enables people with disabilities to fulfil their potential for health and personal development.
The Centre concentrates on the following main areas of Rehabilitation Research -
Severe Physical Disablement
The Centre focuses activities in the area of physical disability and rehabilitation research. It is a “Centre Without Walls” in order to facilitate flexible external links, yet it is embedded within the School of Health and Social Care. The Centre provides the base of academic support for research partners, and a focus of expertise in research in rehabilitation. The nucleus of the Centre consists of key people with specific skills in research and research management in the priority areas of rehabilitation.
The Centre for Research in Rehabilitation is committed to high quality research and evaluation that contributes to evidence based practice in health care. We have developed and enhanced a multidisciplinary approach to research, including the appropriate involvement of health care users, and we continue to develop innovative research projects and partnerships in our main areas of rehabilitation research.Aims and Key IssuesPromotion of health research to build evidence based practice.
Development of research links between health care providers and academic researchers.
Evaluation of new and existing health technologies.
Development of research that reflects clinical reality.
Development of research that reduces the physical, psychological, and financial burden of care, and enables people with disabilities to fulfil their potential for health
A commitment to equal opportunities for researchers, and for research participants and volunteers.