The School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work has a strong reputation of research excellence. We advance nursing, midwifery and social work education and practice, and we inform social policy, through a wide range of real world research. We achieve this through:
- collaboration on funded research with a range of partners
- publication of high quality reports, papers and conference presentations
- a range of postgraduate research programmes
Our research benefits health and social care service users and carers, educators, practitioners and policy-makers. Our commitment to public involvement adds relevance to our work.
In the UK Research Assessment Exercise in 2008, more than 90% of the School’s research was ranked as of international quality and the School is currently positioned in the top quarter nationally for nursing research. We are home to several prestigious professional and academic journals including Informatics for Health & Social Care, Health Information and Libraries Journal, Nurse Education in Practice, The Journal of Social Work, The Practising Midwife, and Evidence Based Library and Information Practice.
We have partners throughout the UK within the NHS, social care, private sector and charities. We have strong international networks, from Tanzania to Finland and from Denver to Hong Kong, which ensure global significance.