School of Health Sciences
A group of three postgraduate students having a discussion around a table in the Clinical Skills Centre (Medical School)

Our research

We're dedicated to improving the well-being of people through innovative health sciences research. We deliver real-world impact, improving the way professionals deliver care and transform the lives of thousands of patients at every stage of life.


  • We are a research-led institution. 86% of our research was ranked as internationally excellent or world leading by the Research Excellence Framework, 2014
  • Our research is carried out in collaboration with clinical partners, global research centres and healthcare organisations 
  • We have a dedicated Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare that works with our research groups and healthcare partners to provide methodological input, evidence synthesis and training.

Discover our research groups

At the School of Health Sciences, we have six key research groups, or strategic research areas. Each provides a focus for research excellence in a specific field, drawing together researchers from across our school and forging collaborations with partners all over the world.



Our postgraduate researchers

Abigail Hernandez talks about her experience of opportunities for skills development as a PhD student.

Abigail talks about why she applied for the Building Experience and Skill Travel Scholarship (BESTS) and the benefits. 

To find out more about what career options for researchers at the University of Nottingham, please visit our Careers and Employability Service web pages.




More research related to the school

Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020

A collaborative project between the School of Health Sciences and School of History at the University of Nottingham. Funded by the AHRC, the project will produce a more complex historical and literary understanding of Florence Nightingale and how her regional experiences impacted her career, attitudes, and writings. Find out more by visiting the Florence Nightingale website.




School of Health Sciences

B236, Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 95 15559