Department for Health

Health team set standard for UK firefighter fitness in changing Britain

Our researchers have devised new scientifically-based and nationally-recognised fitness tests and standards, against which the physical capacity of the country's 50,000 firefighters can be evaluated.

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Volunteers needed - Trust me, I'm a Doctor' filming in Bath

Interested in taking part in some of our research and becoming a (5 minute) media star to boot? Javier Gonzalez is running a study on 'Diet vs Exercise: Which makes you hungrier?' on 23 / 24 November.

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Bath investigation lifts lid on big tobacco’s campaigning methods

New research reveals the scale of lobbying against the introduction of plain packaging of cigarettes by bodies with links to the tobacco industry


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How England manager’s red card could net a win for the future of football

Darragh McGee has written for The Conversation about the future of football.

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Apply for our PhD Studentships

We're offering some full-time PhD studentships to work on research projects in our Department. Read More >


New research answers questions on exercising to lose weight

Man running on a treadmill

Gentler exercise is just as good in helping people get healthier while losing weight as a tougher workout, according to new research by scientists from our Department.

Upcoming Events

Undergraduate study

BA (Hons) Sport and Social Science

Dr Anthony Bush and current students talk about the BA Sport and Social Sciences course.

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Sports Scientist scores top job at Manchester City

Jonathan Woodhouse

An undergraduate from our Sport & Exercise Science course has landed a top job with Manchester City Football Club.

Postgraduate study

Sport and Exercise Medicine

Dr Stuart Miller (Clinical Director) and Dr Julian Widdowson (distance-learning student) talk about the MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine course.

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Research degrees

Research degrees

If you are considering applying for an Health MPhil or PhD, we recommend you view some of our staff pages to get an idea of our expertise and interests, as well as on our current research students page.

Research student insights

Dorota Juszczyk

Dorota Juszczyk has been conducting a research project on Motivational responses to physical activity and dietary policies: translating success from the smoking context.

Researching a PhD

PhD students Elaine Wainwright and Jean-Phillipe Wahlin discuss their research in the Department for Health.

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Bath Research & Development

Bath Research & Development

Bath Research & Development provides drop in support sessions for researchers with regulatory approval queries.

Breakfast health research

Research trial reveals importance of breakfast in human health

We have conducted the first ever randomised controlled trial to examine the effect of regular daily breakfast compared with extended morning fasting.

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