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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

The Department of Health and Community Sciences (Medical School)

About us

The Department of Health & Community Sciences undertakes applied health and care research, teaching and underpinning methodological work - research that reflects the needs of patients and of health and care providers, working with people and communities, based on partnership with the NHS and other public bodies and a strong commitment to public involvement. Our aim is to improve the health and well-being of the South West and beyond through the development of high-quality graduates and world-leading research that has international impact.

Our research addresses health and wellbeing across health and community sectors; our research groups include:

Our core methodological skills include: Medical Statistics, health economics, sociology and qualitative methods, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, epidemiology, clinical trials, operational research, data science and AI, diagnostics/testing, Patient Public Involvement & Engagement.

Our Leadership Team