PhD research

The Department of Health Sciences was rated equal first nationally for our research environment within the government appraisal of University research (REF 2014). Also our Graduate School provides a vibrant, multidisciplinary learning environment.

Several of our PhD students, including staff members, are currently undertaking nursing or midwifery related research for their doctoral studies. Again, several of these link to our existing research groups. We also have research students who are allied health professionals that work in related areas, such as occupational therapy.   

Examples include the following:

Rob Allison Exploring the experiences of voice hearing during mental health treatment
Mufleh Alomrani Healthcare professionals' preparedness and response to disasters
Menford Owusu Ampomah The perceptions and experiences of Ghanaian Parents with a child with sickle cell disease towards prenatal diagnosis and antenatal screening
Claire Gill Variations in real-world outcomes in neovascular age-related macular degeneration and their impact on quality of life
Ann Hewison Socio-medical factors related to the socioeconomic difference in chronic myeloid leukaemia survival in Yorkshire and Humberside
Cheryl Lythgoe A grounded theory study of pre-registrant and newly qualified nurses' perceptions of a career in general practice as a first destination post
Sara Ma (Cardinal Doctoral Fellow) Developing a biopsychosocial risk assessment for Crohn's Disease
Semra Pinar Development and adaptation of a brief psychological intervention intended for delivery by non-mental-health specialists for the treatment of perinatal depression
Helen Recchia Understanding resilience among registered healthcare professionals and students
Serdar Sever Determinants of cardiac rehabilitation utilisation and outcome in patients with depression
Beverley Waterhouse Paternal perinatal mental health