Wellbeing, Health and Social Care Research Centre

Welcome to the Wellbeing, Health and Social Care Research (WHSCR) Centre

The WHSCR centre brings together a wide range of multidisciplinary researchers concerned with different aspects of people's wellbeing.

Our centre focuses on theory, policy and practice in relation to health and social care both in the UK and internationally. We are interested in exploring how children, young people and vulnerable adults can best be supported and protected by health and social care policies, services and interventions.


The WHSCR centre places emphasis on the lived experiences of patients, service-users, children in public care and their families. We are also interested in examining the ways in which practitioners intervene with individuals and families and how this is framed by government policies and broader societal norms.

The WHSCR centre supports an ambitious and vibrant research culture by proactively engaging with the dynamics of national and global systems, which shape new agendas. WHSCR is embedded in a number of wider networks of scholars, policy-makers (Ann Craft Trust, Applied Research Collaboration East Midlands, Institute of Mental Health), practitioners (D2N2 Network, Respond, Nottinghamshire NHS Trust) and service-users (INVOLVE and SEA) that support the centre in achieving internationally excellent and world-leading research.

WHSCR supports the activities of both academic staff and doctoral research students through:

  • collaborative research opportunities 
  • information exchange 
  • networking events 
  • public engagement forums 
  • showcasing research studies
  • updates on available funding 
  • mentoring for funding applications
  • advice on publication of findings 
  • eminent speaker events 
  • influencing policy through research dissemination 
  • closing the gap between research, policy and practice


There are currently no upcoming events.




Wellbeing, Health and Social Care Research (WHSCR) Centre

School of Sociology and Social Policy
Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 84 66394