University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is the number one university in the UK for student satisfaction in the 2013 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. An internationally renowned university based on a distinctive and attractive campus, in the historic city of Norwich, we pride ourselves on the excellent academic, social and cultural facilities which we offer to over 15,000 students.

UEA is ranked in the top 1% of HE institutions in the world and is a leading member of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe's biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is one of the very best in the country for innovative teaching and research excellence in health. Students and staff share a common vision and sense of purpose: to work and study effectively in the ceaseless challenge to improve healthcare. Our supportive culture, superb facilities and close relationship with the NHS and other research partners, make this Faculty a great place to fulfill that vision.

Teaching within the school has a strong focus on Problem Based Learning, with patient contact from the very outset of our courses. Sound scientific knowledge and inter-professional learning are fundamental across each of our three schools.

Our research delivers internationally and nationally recognised work through a portfolio that has doubled over the last five years and continues to grow. We take a leading role in the renowned scientific research community in Norwich, cited as the fourth highest city for science research in the UK.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences provides a vibrant environment for high quality research that covers all aspects of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration pipeline and leads to economic and societal benefits. We have research strengths in: clinical medicine (especially gastroenterology, medical microbiology, musculoskeletal science, cardiovascular medicine and prostate cancer); epidemiology and public health; health services research (including primary care); dietary influences on health; nursing and rehabilitation sciences; and clinical psychology. The science and impact of our research is enhanced by our collaborations across the Norwich Research Park, and which also provides access to an associated range of shared state-of-the-art research facilities.

Our research is underpinned by expertise in a comprehensive range of relevant methodologies including medical statistics, health economics and qualitative research methods. Together with the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust, we host the UK CRC fully registered Norwich Clinical Trials Unit. The Faculty is also home to the Norfolk and Suffolk hub of the East of England Research Design Service.

Researchers in the Faculty hold research grants from national and international bodies including the UK Research Councils, the National Institute for Health Research, the European Union, the Wellcome Trust and other major funders of health research.

We are partners in the Eastern Academic Health Sciences Network and the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East of England.

Our research has generated changes in policy and practice, underpinned clinical guidelines and has been exploited commercially to bring economic and health benefits.

The School of Nursing Sciences is a superb learning environment, dedicated to helping students meet their potential in the ever-changing and demanding health services sector.

We are continually recognised for our excellence and rank highly in both student surveys and league tables - fifth for Nursing and Paramedical Studies (Guardian University Guide 2014) and for five years running the UEA has been placed in the top five universities in the UK for student satisfaction.

The School of Nursing Sciences covers Nursing, Midwifery and Operating Department Practice. We also use our expertise to offer a host of Learning Beyond Registration courses if you are already qualified or working in health provision.

The School also runs Masters level courses and has PhD students, as well as Continuing Professional Development courses for qualified professionals. Our research active staff team is at the forefront of new thinking and teaching methods in the fast-paced and challenging delivery of health services.

Our research activities are growing year on year, with projects influencing some of the most pressing issues faced by the fast-paced healthcare sector. We are actively addressing real world issues affecting the effective delivery of healthcare services to bring about clinician, patient, policy and economic benefit. We bring expertise from a range of disciplines together with methodological rigour and innovative thinking. This provides a solid foundation, underpinning our commitment to conducting research of the highest international standard.

Our three interlinked research themes are focused on generating scientific, evidence-based knowledge to inform, support and improve healthcare systems, interventions and methods of care. Through our work we engage with healthcare providers, policy makers, patients and service users.

One of the research themes is ‘improving access to healthcare’. The research is focused in three key areas:

  • Improving urgent care systems through innovative evidence-based interventions
  • Understanding the impact of communications in emergency and urgent care situations 
  • Developing knowledge about vulnerable or marginalised groups and improving access to care for these groups
Contact Person: Dr Gibson D’Cruz
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Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences,
Edith Cavell Building, University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park,
Norwich NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

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