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Healthy communities research

Our Healthy Communities research covers a number of key areas including: Mental health, ageing, health innovation and policy, sport for life, history and heritage.

Here are a few example of our research in this area.

Watch Dr Claire McCauley

Dr Claire McCauley

Dr Claire McCauley, Institute of Nursing and Health Research, talks about her research into mental health and well-being in vulnerable adults.

Watch Dr Alison Yeates

Dr Alison Yeates

Dr Alison Yeates, Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, talks about her research into the consumption of fish while pregnant, and the benefits and drawbacks it may have on the child.

Watch Dr Bethany Waterhouse-Bradley

Dr Bethany Waterhouse-Bradley

Dr Bethany Waterhouse-Bradley, Psychology Research Institute, talks about her research on the experiences of marginalised groups in accessing services.

Watch Dr Gavin Breslin

Dr Gavin Breslin

Dr Gavin Breslin, Sport & Exercise Sciences Research Institute, talks about his research into mental health and wellbeing in sport.

Watch Dr Joanne Given

Dr Joanne Given

Dr Joanne Given, Institute of Nursing and Health Research, talks about her research into women who have taken medicines while pregnant and the effects it may have had on their children.

Watch Laura Mairs

Laura Mairs

Laura Mairs, a PhD Candidate, talks about her research into CRISPR and how using this method can eliminate the damaged genes that cause genetic disorders such as blinding eye diseases.

Watch Dr Lynsey Hollywood

Dr Lynsey Hollywood

Dr Lynsey Hollywood, Business and Management Research Institute, talks about her research into the affordability, accessibility and availability of food to the general public.

Watch Dr Paul Kitchin

Dr Paul Kitchin

Dr Paul Kitchin, Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute, talks about his research into causes of social exclusion from sport, and ways to make it more inclusive.

Watch Dr Richard Metcalfe

Dr Richard Metcalfe

Dr Richard Metcalfe, from the Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute (SESRI), talks about his research which aims to develop easier and more time-efficient exercise interventions for improving health and fitness.

Watch Dr Sinead Furey

Dr Sinead Furey

Dr Sinead Furey, from the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, talks about her research into what it means for people who are unable to afford to eat healthily.

Watch Dr Leanne Doherty

Dr Leanne Doherty

Dr Leanne Doherty, Nursing and Health Research Institute, talks about her research into palliative care, and the hope to improve the public’s understanding of palliative care.