Our vision is to be a world-class centre for healthcare research where dynamic academics conduct ground-breaking research that addresses global health care priorities and generates evidence to underpin effective, compassionate and integrated health care. 

Postgraduate research

About our research

We are passionate about: 

  • Conducting the right research in the right way, by involving patients, family members and other stakeholders in the design and conduct of our research.
  • Collaborating closely with the NHS and other healthcare organisations and agencies nationally and internationally.
  • Developing researchers for the future.
  • Enhancing health outcomes for patients, families and societies. 

Our research is organised into cross-cutting research themes and research clusters which together build a knowledge base that informs a matrix approach to our work at the School of Health Sciences. 

Research themes

Our themes are areas or threads of work that are common across our research. They consist of teams of researchers who provide support and feed into the overarching philosophy of the School of Health Sciences. 

Research clusters

Our research clusters consist of groups of researchers who have an interest in a disease, a group of diseases or research into a particular client such as maternal health and child.

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Postgraduate research

Our work with doctoral-level students is integral to the School's vision.

Contact us

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School of Health Sciences
Kate Granger Building
30 Priestley Road, Surrey Research Park