The Department of Nursing hosts a vibrant and growing research community, with many members of staff engaged in research, which informs their teaching.

Department of Nursing researchers have been entered in the last two research quality exercises, and have been awarded research funding from the Royal College of Nursing, Healthwatch and local NHS trusts. We have also been collaborative partners on a successful NIHR bid with the University of Manchester. Core areas of research activity include:

Our PhD students are researching a wide range of topics from veterans’ experiences of combat related limb loss to using mobile technology to improve patient care.

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We have a wide range of clinical and methodological expertise, which supports our research activities and our postgraduate student community.

Our staff collaborate across disciplines regionally, nationally and internationally and they are engaged in professional practice/service oriented projects, which combine research and service development. For example the work of Duncan and Haigh in developing a mobile phone app to support junior doctors in their management of pain. These relationships enhance and strengthen our research portfolio. We also work with members of the business/industry sector on product evaluation projects for example the wok being carried out in association with TIYGA 

Research Degrees

If you would like to discuss undertaking a research degree in the Department of Nursing, please contact Professor Duncan Mitchell.

More information about research degrees and how to apply