Offering an outstanding student experience, carrying out world-leading research and working with partners to tackle health inequalities are the focus for our Faculty of Health.
The faculty hosted a relaunch event this week to showcase its state-of-the-art new facilities and set out its ambitions for the coming years.
Staff, students and key partners from across the Liverpool City Region and the healthcare sector came along to the Tithebarn Building, which has been significantly enhanced and extended as a key part of LJMU’s Estates Masterplan.
Vice-Chancellor Mark Power welcomed guests before Professor Raphaela Kane, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Health, gave an overview of the faculty’s achievements to date and its objectives.
Staff and students from all health disciplines within the faculty then delivered interactive sessions and demonstrations for guests throughout the building, while examples of outstanding research and civic engagement activity were showcased.
Professor Kane said: “This event is a starting point; it is an opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved in the faculty and the immense challenges we have overcome through the pandemic and now to set out what we want to do next.
“Our students are at the heart of everything we do in the faculty. We are committed to providing them with the very best possible preparation for their future careers and making sure they benefit from an outstanding teaching and learning experience.
“We will continue to focus on world-leading research and how we can help to develop solutions to the challenges we face as a society both locally and globally. We recognise and take seriously our role within the Liverpool City Region in tackling health inequalities, supporting the local economy and developing aspirations in the region.
“We value our individual perspectives and disciplines but know that when we bring them together collectively, we have an asset that is unique. Working with partners across a range of sectors is integrated into how we operate and together we can continue to achieve great things.”
Professor Matt Ashton, Liverpool’s Director of Public Health, attended the event and said: “Liverpool has significant health and wellbeing challenges and significant inequalities issues in the city and it is essential, therefore, that we work together as a city to help address those challenges.
“The wonderful thing about the Faculty of Health at LJMU is that it brings expertise, research and development, which supports action on the ground, to help us tackle the issues facing the city. Any opportunity that we have to work together to make a positive difference in our communities is essential.”