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The Public Health and Health Promotion programme sits in the College of Health and Life Sciences, one of the most research active units in the University. We aim to conduct policy–relevant, applied research with methodological rigour. Most of our studies fall within the broad domain of critical public health and includes three cross-cutting research themes within the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies:

  1. Evaluation studies (Health Economics Theme)
  • Economic Evaluation of public health programmes / interventions / policies , specifically related to behaviour change interventions
  • Public health policy analyses
  • Measurement and valuation of health
  • Research evaluation,  including payback from research

2. Studies around ageing population (Ageing Studies Theme)

  • Ageing healthily – understanding beliefs and behaviours that impact on healthy ageing
  • Good care – developing effective ways of social care and transport and financial services
  • Ethical and legal issues – advance care planning and detecting and preventing financial elder abuse

3. Studies around social justice (Welfare, Health and Wellbeing Theme)

  • Health behaviour, experiences and interventions
  • Sport, health and wellbeing
  • Social change and wellbeing I the global south
  • Youth welfare, health and wellbeing
  • Wellbeing in general

Our staff members have published widely in these areas (please visit respective Theme pages to download the list of publications). Most of our research is funded by external grant income through the UK Research Councils, the Department of Health, Charities and the European Commission. We lead or participate in collaborative, multi-disciplinary research projects with external Universities, research organisations and stakeholders. Our PhD students and MSc dissertation students contribute to our vibrant research environment.

Related PhD courses

You are very welcome to undertake your PhD or MPhil in one of our research areas and work alongside our researchers. As a research student you'll benefit from the latest work by internationally-renowned academics and the support of our Graduate School. Many of our research initiatives involve successful collaborations with industry, the public sector, business and government, both in the UK and overseas. We have many funded and non-funded research degree opportunities available. For more information, visit our Research Degrees homepage

Fully-funded studentships

Our funded studentships become available at different times of the year. Please keep checking our page regularly to see the latest funded opportunities. We also advertise all our funded studentships as soon as they become available on the @BrunelResearch twitter account.

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