Professor John Playle - Dean of School
The School of Human and Health Sciences provides a stimulating environment in which to learn and work. By being part of many innovative research projects we are able to offer an inspirational learning experience. With an emphasis on practical based teaching, we are committed to providing quality support not only to our students and staff, but to all of our working partners.
Most of our staff are practitioners as well as lecturers, offering expertise and enthusiasm to their field. This ensures that our teaching and research activities incorporate the most up-to-date knowledge and demonstrate the latest techniques and procedures.
As might be expected in a school with so many practice based courses, we are proud of our state of the art facilities. With dedicated information technology, psychology and exercise science labs, as well as purpose built environments such as rooms in people’s homes, operating theatres and critical care wards.
We enjoy strong collaborative relationships with partners from health, education, criminal justice, social care and other universities. Partners include Department of Health, Smith and Nephew, NSPCC, UNICEF, British Psychological Society, Macmillan, Home Office and the Association of Chief Police Officers. International university partners include institutions in Australia, New Zealand, United States, Denmark, Spain and the Caribbean.
Within our vibrant research community there is a vast amount of work being undertaken at local, national and international levels offering expertise in diverse areas such as Citizenship in the 21st Century, Evidence-Based Development of Health and Social Care, Crime Reduction Practice and Policy, Social and Political Identities and Social Science Methodologies and their Applications.
The teaching and research carried out within the school is well respected and ensures we are equipping graduates with the all important employability factor. This is reflected in our graduate employment record with 97% of our students gaining employment or going on to further study within six months of graduation.
If you are looking to be a part of a stimulating and innovative learning environment or to engage with our vibrant research community, this is definitely the place to start.