Department for Health

New study reveals how breakfast affects our fat cells

Regularly eating breakfast affects our body fat cells by decreasing the activity of genes involved in fat metabolism and increasing how much sugar they take up.

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Chronic pain and how it affects countries in Europe

Professor Christopher Eccleston presents findings of this latest study to the 'European MEP group on Brain, Mind, and Pain', the scientific committee at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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Is children’s mental health getting worse?

Tes talks to Paul Stallard about how exam pressures and social media are having an impact on young people’s wellbeing.

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Register for the Leisure Studies Association (LSA) Annual Conference 2018

Mobilising Change: Creative and Critical Leisure Practices in the Post-Disciplinary Era, 10-12 July 2018

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Wise up to tobacco industry tax juggling tactics warns new research

Big tobacco companies have developed sophisticated pricing strategies in a ‘deliberate attempt’ to soak up tax increases and undermine public health efforts to reduce smoking, according to the authors of a significant new study.

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New injury prevention exercise programme will dramatically reduce injuries in rugby

A new dynamic 20-minute exercise programme could dramatically reduce injuries according to a benchmark study published on 22 October.

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Research shines light on circadian clock in our muscles

New research published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) from researchers in our Department for Health with international colleagues has shown a biological clock at work in our muscle cells, which could be an important factor in regulating our metabolism and in the development of diabetes.

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Apply for a new PhD studentship

Applications are invited for a fully-funded full-time 3-year University of Bath and European Space Agency co-funded PhD studentship to support and work in the Department for Health. The student will also be attached to our £10M CAMERA centre. Apply >


Application Deadline

16 January 2018


How to get the best out of exercise

Two people running on treadmills

Health researchers Dylan Thompson, Polly McGuigan and Javier Gonzalez featured in this Guardian feature on the science of the gym.

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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Research themes

Research centre

Our Centre for Pain Research conducts research into the technological development for the control of pain.

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