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Research and Knowledge Transfer

The Research and Knowledge Transfer Strategy is essential to the School's mission to be a leading academic centre in the UK and beyond. This strategy has been developed following:

  • a successful Research Assessment Exercise result  
  • a new school with three divisions: Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy 
  • a new Director and Deputy Director of Research 
  • consultation with School researchers 
  • publication of the University's Research and Knowledge Transfer Strategy 


The overriding aim of this Strategy is to: 

  • outline the School's plan in the next five years to maintain our commitment to excellence 
  • improve the quality of our research outputs, the impact of our research on practice and the dissemination of research to our stakeholders


Nursing, midwifery and physiotherapy practice is underpinned by a strong academic base providing the best available evidence, generated from well-designed, funded research, disseminated via quality outputs.

The strategy is based upon the following principles:

  • Continued investment in quality research and knowledge transfer activities 
  • Provision of improved support to develop career researchers 
  • Focus on research excellence with clear expectations about the performance, support and conduct of individuals and research groups 
  • Involvement of health service users, carers and the wider public in research 
  • Provision of an excellent research learning environment 
  • Expectation that research will have demonstrable outcomes that improve health and social care provision, influence policy and develop nursing, midwifery and physiotherapy practice 
  • Improved international research activities with international partners and funding bodies


School of Health Sciences

B Floor, South Block Link
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 86500