Research in the Department of Nursing aims to advance our understanding of the way that nurses can better support people during illness and to achieve healthy lives. Nursing research is key to improving population health, as nurses are the largest professional group in the NHS and provide the majority of care.
We do this in two ways:
- Research projects aimed at improving people’s lives
- Research to ensure that we are preparing nurses as well as we can for the future.
Streams of work include improving our knowledge of health and illness and how these can best be managed, tackling inequalities and ensuring health care is directed to improve equity of access, improving the way that we utilise medicines and undertaking pedagogical research – the scholarship of teaching and learning.