Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work


  • A research degree in the Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work allows you to develop your skills and contribute to internationally recognised research, supported by skilled staff and a vibrant research student community. We welcome applications for projects where we can support you with a supervisory team with the most relevant research experience, in Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work.

    To get an overview of the research and groups within the department, and the areas where we can support research degree projects, take a look at our Research Centres and Groups page

    You can also browse the list of funded research opportunities.

    Our Research

    Underpinned by the work of the three research centres, the department is at the forefront of research in a number of fields.

    Research in the Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work takes place through Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR) along with researchers located in the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development.


    OxINMAHR is a partnership with the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Health Education England Thames Valley, and Oxford University under the umbrella of the Oxford AHSC. It provides a multidisciplinary environment for developing clinical research careers and has a wide skill base of excellence in clinical and methodological expertise.