Department for Health

Local volunteers wanted to test new health programme

Our researchers want to recruit local people to give their opinions on a new health improvement programme being developed, which hopes to help people lower their risk of getting Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Up in smoke: our researchers debunk Big Tobacco’s arguments against standardised packaging

Tobacco manufacturers argue that plain packaging would have unintended negative consequences in the UK. Our research exposes their misinformation.

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New tobacco directive 'the most lobbied dossier' in EU history

The tobacco industry accessed the highest levels of EU political and legal power to water down new tobacco products regulations, our research has revealed.

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Encouraging wheelchair users to become more physically active

‘Get more active’ will be a 2015 resolution for many, but for individuals with spinal cord injuries the barriers in doing this means living a healthier lifestyle can sometimes be more challenging.

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Research impact

The impact of our research ranges from influencing international policy and practice through to generating millions of pounds of cost-savings for governments.

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Research student insight

Steffi Colyer, a graduate from our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science programme, is now undertaking a PhD research project titled, Enhancing start performance in ice-track sports.

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Undergraduate study

Undergraduate programmes

Our programmes have been consistently ranked among the top sport-related courses in the UK.

BA (Hons) Sport and Social Science

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

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Bath graduate joins the European Space Agency

Jon Scott

University of Bath graduate, Dr Jon Scott, has landed his ‘ dream job’ in space medicine at the European Space Agency in Germany.

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 programme.

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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.

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences