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Department for Health research

Our research promotes wellbeing and enhances functional performance.

Research themes

The research activities of our department fall under these research themes.



Research Centres

Staff from our department are part of these Research Centres.




Research groups

Our research activity is spread across four research groups.


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.


Injuries and illnesses

Rugby players on the pitch

The biggest cause of morbidity and training time lost in demanding occupations and elite sport is due to injuries and illnesses

Research support

View support for research.


BSW Research Hub

We are a partnership between three clinical commissioning groups, the Department for Health and two local social enterprises.

Research excellence

The results of Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 confirm the excellence of the research carried out at Bath.


Our research

Our research strives to promote the population health and wellbeing and improve the quality and efficiency of health services. We work with a variety of partners at local, regional, national and international levels.

The impact of our research is far-reaching, from influencing international policy and practice to generating millions of pounds of costs-savings for governments.


Contact us

Contact us to find out more about our research.