A driving force in the advancement of technological intervention for healthcare
We are delivering research and public engagement initiatives that are truly helping to transform lives and our wider society.
68% of our health-related research is considered world leading or internationally excellent according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Our breadth of expertise in the health and social care field means we have a good understanding of organisational, professional, practitioner and service user needs across the sector.
The majority of our research is conducted under the following working themes:
- Technology and innovation for health and social care
- Children, young people and families
- Outcomes of health and social care education
- The environment of health and social care delivery
- Traits of resilience in modern living - survivorship, recovery and identity
Within the School of Nursing and Allied Health we also carry out research within these areas:
- The Research Unit for Financial Inclusion – investigating the impact of finance and debt management on health and social outcomes
- The Centre for Collaborative Innovation in Dementia – is at the forefront of technological advancement in dementia care and has been at the cutting edge of 'living lab' approaches in the UK
- Social work research – provides unique opportunities for people, particularly those in marginalised groups, to speak out about things that matter to them
Our collaborations with key stakeholders locally, nationally and internationally ensures that we are a driving force in the advancement of technological intervention for healthcare. Educational partnerships include:
- Karelia University, Finland
- Alexian Research Center Krefeld, Germany
- Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
- University College Thomas More, Belgium
- KPJ University College, Malaysia
Within LJMU, we are able to draw on the expertise and resources including the Public Health Institute, the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences and the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences.
Plus we work alongside a wide range of organisations within the private and third sector.
The Bowel Cancer Screening programme
The programme was developed in partnership with the Mersey School of Endoscopy at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust in response to the national Bowel Cancer Screening initiative announced in 2005. It is the only programme of its kind in England and targets people at risk from developing bowel cancer, the third highest cause of death by cancer in the UK each year.
Family Nurse Partnership
A national voluntary home-visiting programme for first time parents under the age of 19. As part of the programme, a specially trained family nurse visits the young parent(s) regularly, from early in pregnancy until the child has reached the age of two. LJMU is the only university in the UK to offer a bespoke CPD to healthcare practitioners involved in the delivery of the programme. Delivered via distance learning, the course allows students from across the UK to take part.
All staff are engaged in scholarship and research consistent with their field of practice and are committed to providing the evidence base for the advancement of health and social care.
We are currently attracting international research students which will enhance the opportunities to gain a better understanding of different models of health and social care. Working closely with our international students enables us to promote cultural difference and understanding of diversity. Collaborative development opportunities in both education and research programmes are offered in Finland, USA, Ireland, Malaysia, Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong, Dubai, and a number of African countries.