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Research in Health, Wellbeing and Education

Our research creates impact in the arenas of Health, Wellbeing and Education through work with communities of practice such as nursing, midwifery, social work, the allied health professions and teaching. We promote health and wellbeing and effective teaching and learning through our extensive research in sport and exercise, biomechanics and biomedical science, and psychology, and our work in the area of education supports access and inclusive pedagogic practice.

Research centres and groups

Our interdisciplinary approach to research means you will find research in the field of Health, Wellbeing and Education in a range of different centres and groups across our University.

Bioscience Practitioner Learning Research Group

This research group considers all bioscience learners, students and tutors, and how learning identity develops as a result of changing participation within biological communities of practice, both within and outside of our University.

Burial Research Group - Human Taphonomic Studies

The Burial Research Group - Human Taphonomic Studies understake forensic investigations into human decomposition to better understand, forensic, environmental and health related questions.

Centre for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Technologies (CBRT)

Our aim is to improve health, quality of life and healthcare provision by solving complex biomechanical issues through highly innovative and integrated approaches. Our vision is to advance the understanding of musculoskeletal biomechanics through research and scholarship.

Centre for Health and Development (CHAD)

Our purpose is to undertake translational, applied research to improve the health and wellbeing of our local population and help reduce social and health inequalities, we are an inter-disciplinary, university-wide centre focused on the science and application of health and health equity research.

Education for Social Justice

The Education for Social Justice group works on a range of different projects with the aim of promoting wider social inclusion, improving pupils’ learning outcomes and enhancing democratic educational process and active citizenship.

Healthcare Science and Applied Diagnostics Research Group

The Healthcare Science and Applied Diagnostics Research Group undertake research in the following fields: immunology, pathology, haematology, biochemistry, regenerative medicine, microbiology, genomic, diagnostics

Molecular and Cellular Biology Research Group

Molecular and Cellular Biology is at the core of understanding fundamental biological processes. Our research aims to characterise molecular and cellular functions and signalling using our expertise in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology and bioinformatics.

Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Research Group (SEPP-RG)

The Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Research Group (SEPP-RG) conducts world leading research and enterprise activities to enhance the psychological health and performance of individuals, teams, and organisations.

Staffordshire Centre for Psychological Research

We pride ourselves on the applied nature of our research work. We are a vibrant community of psychologists with a clear focus on ensuring that our work has meaning for the academic community as well as for those whom we research, practitioners, patients, policy makers and the wider public.

Staffordshire Centre of Learning and Pedagogic Practice (SCoLPP)

SCoLPP strives to develop evidence-informed pedagogic practice in a collegial manner which connects learning and teaching to enhanced social mobility.

Staffs Uni-fied Sports Research Alliance (SUSRA)

Our work within the team focuses on contemporary topics associated to sport and educating future sporting practitioners, whether they be coaches, therapists or PE teachers.

Urban Environment Research

Within the Urban Environment Research Group, we are working at the cutting edge of urban biodiversity and ecology, focusing on the interactions between people and nature in our towns and cities.

Research projects

This is just a sample of the exciting research currently ongoing at Staffordshire University.

Latest research - health, wellbeing and education news

The Research, Innovation and Impact Services team can provide information about all aspects of research at Staffordshire University.

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