In the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), the School was recognised as being within the top nine of UK universities for Nursing and Midwifery research with over 50 per cent of research being regarded to be of international standing. The School has a large professoriate with 12 Professors, three Readers and over 40 Research Fellows working within specialist teams engaged in applied healthcare research contributing to enhancement of policy and public services.
There are nine research themes within the School:
Research projects have been secured through a variety of national, European and international funding sources including the Department of Health, Economic Social Research Council, National Institute for Health Research and the European Commission. The research themes underpin the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate portfolio, whereby researchers share their research findings with students.
The School also hosts the Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit that provides services to School of Health and external clinical trials.