Our research focuses on policies and their impact on individual wellbeing. We are interested in how wellbeing links to a positive health agenda, which looks beyond the treatment of illness to consider connections across different areas and times of life.
We approach this theme in three innovative ways:
- linking wellbeing with poverty, religion, and human development in international development
- addressing issues of death and society, wellbeing and dying well
- developing clinical and practice guidelines on boundaries between health and social care in the UK with the National Institute for Care and Health Excellent (NICE) and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
We have been involved in a number of internationally important research projects. Some examples of these include:
- Exploring the relationship between cremation and grief 1-2 years following a death
- Death, dying and devolution
- What can be learnt from the new pharmaceutical industry payment disclosures?
- SODIS(3D): Water treatment units for rural communities using 3-D printing, mathematical modelling
- Understanding the role of care homes in palliative and end of life care