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The Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work, part of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, brings together disciplines related to physical activity, health and social work to form an academic community focused on physical and mental wellbeing.
We provide excellent opportunities for research, and actively encourage cross-discipline collaboration. Our established and well regarded research communities undertake world leading research and the department offers a range of commercial services to external clients.
We are passionate about community engagement and employability and have many links with external bodies and employers.
World Rugby’s tackle-height trial in the Championship has been criticised for its lack of ethical rigour in a report published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine published today.
As a Faculty we are very proud of our diverse research student community, comprising 131 PhD students, 2 MPhil students, 8 masters by research students, 2 PhD by published works and 27 students on our Professional Doctorate in Nursing.