Research in our Faculty
Our applied clinical and health research seeks to improve the healthcare experience and outcomes for patients and those important to them, wherever they are cared for.
We pioneer the very best in nursing, midwifery and palliative care by integrating:
- Cutting edge international research to discover, test and implement new interventions and treatments that build knowledge to lead policy and practice.
- Skilled multi-professional care across the life span from birth to death through top-quality evidence-based clinical care and support to patients, carers, and family.
- Innovation in education, training and engagement that advances policy and practice locally, nationally and globally, engaging the patients and the public, whilst inspiring and equipping tomorrow's leaders.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), over 90% of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.
The Faculty is ranked number two in the world and number one in the UK in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018 (Nursing). It is also ranked second in the world and first in the UK for nursing in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.
The Cicely Saunders Institute for Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation, ranks first in Europe and second in the world in terms of research citations in palliative and end of life care.