There are lots of opportunities for research in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. We research sustainability, use of new genetic knowledge and technologies, the ageing population, use of internet and mobile technologies, changes in clinical education, contemporary nursing, and how knowledge is translated into practice and policy.
Our interdisciplinary approach takes account of how services will evolve over the next few years.
There are occasionally PhD studentships available. For details on how to apply for postgraduate research and available studentships visit our Doctoral College pages.
The Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014) results confirmed our position as a dynamic research institution and one leading the charge for modern universities in the UK. The results reveal the international quality of our research right across the spectrum of health; transforming lives and underpinning the quality of our research-informed approach to teaching and learning.
Each subject submission was also graded according to the impact of the work, and the research environment, such as the amount of funding received and the number of PhD students in each area. A university-wide success story, our results are a testament to the talent that permeates every area of expertise at the University of Plymouth.
Institute of Health and Community (IHC)
The Institute of Health and Community is a multi-disciplinary institute with a vibrant research culture and a focus on innovation and enterprise.IHC's research
Dr Heather Skirton
Professor Janet Richardson
Professor Ruth Endacott
Professor in Clinical Nursing (Critical Care)
Professor Ray Jones
Professor of Health Informatics
Professor Jos Latour
Professor in Clinical Nursing
Professor Bridie Kent
SPOTLIGHT: Professor Jos Latour talks about his research into End-of-Life care
Latour explains why it is vital for nurses to be knowledgeable about End-of-Life Care; shares his extensive research on how culture affects the End-of-Life decision making process; and outlines future needs /goals for nurses in providing End-of-Life Care.
Jos Latour is a visiting professor at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. End-of-Life Care is one of his research lines.Watch the video on YouTube
Postgraduate research with the Doctoral College
We can help you with any questions you might have about postgraduate research with the University - whether you'd like to apply to join us or are already studying with us.Learn more about the Doctoral College
Gillian Carter – PhD student
Gillian Carter speaks about doing a PhD at the School of Nursing and Midwifery.