Current research in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Current research in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Research in the School of Health Sciences is aligned with multi professional teams.

Part of the School specialises in rehabilitation and participation. Within these teams there is a particular emphasis on communication, restorative neurology, muscoskeletal function, clinical exercise physiology, and living with long-term conditions. Our research has informed the delivery of patient care through clinical guidelines and more widely, such as the World Health Organisation Report on Disability, and the Academy of Medical Sciences Strategic Report on Neurorehabilitation.

The other specialism within the School focuses on three areas: urgent care systems and access to care (clinical and cost effectiveness of triage systems, evaluation of new models of care, improving access to care, end-of-life care); wellbeing in older age (adult protection, quality of care, dementia care) and in mental health. Methodological expertise is in systemic systems reviews, randomised controlled trials and mixed methods research including qualitative approaches, which explore service user perspectives.

Research in the Norwich Medical School in partnership with the other institutions on the Norwich Research Park (NRP), aims to establish a world-class reputation in highly focused, selective areas of research, making use of NRP as a science discovery engine to drive clinical translational research through the partnership and use of health service research and evaluation from the School's researchers to improve patient outcomes and stimulate economic growth. Within the Medical School there are strengths in gastroenterology, microbiology, muscoskeletal medicine, nutrition, cardiovascual research, public health, epidemiology, health economics, clinical psychology and mental health.