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Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

Our Academic Team

Dean of HSS
Professor Ieuan Ellis, Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor 

Welcome to the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences. Our innovative courses provide students with an exceptional learning experience through high quality research-informed teaching. Following recent major investment in our estate, we provide outstanding new specialist teaching and learning facilities and our library is open 24/7. Our experienced staff possess a wealth of professional and academic experience and engage in research which is recognised as being nationally and internationally excellent. The Faculty works in strong and effective partnerships with a wide range of regional employers across the health and social care sectors, providing work-related placement learning opportunities and ensuring high-levels of graduate employment.

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School of Social, Psychological & Communication Sciences
Dr Anna Abraham Gemma Ahearne Linzi Anderson Rachael Aplin Dr Laura Ashley Dr Linda Asquith Dr Matt Badcock Professor Paul Blackledge Dr Peter Branney Dr Madeleine Castro Dr Tom Cockcroft Elliot Cohen Professor John Craig Dr Don Crewe Ian Crookston Dr Matteo Curcuruto Dr Bill Davies Dr Katy Day Dr Maria De Angelis Naomi de Graff Cecilia Devers Dr Katie Dhingra Dr Anthony Drummond Dr Helen Fawkner Dr Katerina Gachevska Jeanette Garwood Dr Natalia Gerodetti Dr Jess Gifkins Dr Sabrina Golonka Dr Tom Goodwin Professor Brendan Gough Dr John Gregson Angela Grier Nicola Groves Dr Margaret Hardman David Honeywell Dr Caroline Horton Dr Amanda Hynan Dr Joseph Ibrahim Dr Sarah James Dr Sarah James Ali Javaid Dr Rachel Julian Oriel Kenny Mumtaz Khan Dr Zoe Kolokotroni Jennifer Landells Daniel Leach Dr Billie Lister Dr Nina Martin Bevis McNeil Dr Kate Milnes Dr Jade Moran Dr Jim Morgan Helen Nichols Dr Darren Nixon Jane E Nolan Professor Alex Nunn Dorron Otter Dr Kata Pauly-Takacs Dr Anna Pechurina Lorette Porter Dr Sophia Price Dr Thomas Purcell Dr Judith Ramsay Dr Robin Redhead Jane Redshaw Dr Bridgette Rickett Jason Round Dr Conrad Russell Dr Steve Taylor Lindsey Thiel Emeritus Professor Terry Thomas Dr Chris Till Dr Waqas Tufail Dr Tamara Turner-Moore Professor Colin Webster Dr Paul Wetherly Dr Nicole Whitworth Dr John Willott Amanda Wilson Dr Andrew Wilson Dr Lydia Windisch Dr Maxine Woolhouse Dr Helen Woolnough Dr Steve Wright Dr Suzie Xu Wang Dr Suzanne Young Dr Maria Zammit

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About Our Schools

Health & Community Studies

The School of Health & Community Studies provides research and education in health and social care. Our teaching is located in the workplace and we have strong links with employers across the region and overseas.

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Health & Wellbeing
The School of Health and Wellbeing has achieved worldwide recognition for research in Healthy Communities, Men’s Health, Childhood Nutrition and Obesity and health promotion.

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Rehabilitation & Health Sciences
The School of Rehabilitation and Health Sciences offers a portfolio of high quality undergraduate and postgraduate courses and research opportunities. Our work is supported by several laboratories which provide up to date facilities for undertaking biomedical ‘bench’ research as well as behavioural research in human participants. 

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Social, Psychological & Communication Sciences
The School of Social, Psychological and Communication Sciences offers a wide range of exciting and challenging subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels which address the key psychological, social, political and interpersonal communication issues of today.

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Faculty Case Studies

Nicholas Renn Nichol BSc (Hons) International Relations & Global Development, 2012

The course allowed me the freedom to explore how charities are run and how ethics are imposed within the organisation.

Emma O'HaraBSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences, 2009

The tutors made learning really relaxed; they were easy to approach and really happy to explain areas where I wanted to know more.

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Faculty News

New film shows how Leeds homeless charity is transforming lives

A short film to showcase the life-changing work of St. George’s Crypt in Leeds, is set to be premiered at Leeds Beckett University on Tuesday 16 February. The film has been funded by an NHS England Celebrating Participation in Healthcare Community grant to highlight how involving people in their healthcare services can improve health and care outcomes.

Diversity and empowerment celebrated at Leeds Beckett Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness week

A week of workshops, seminars and activism, including a public lecture by former Fashion Editor and Co-Editor of i-D magazine, Caryn Franklin MBE, is set to be held by Leeds Beckett University as part of its Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2016.

Complexity of militarism explored at Leeds Beckett event

An event held at our University has explored the complexity of militarism as one of the global challenges faced in dealing with inequality.

Faculty Events

Feb 16

NHS England Film Premiere

The Community Partnership Team are proud to be hosting a film premiere event in partnership with St Georges Crypt and the NHS.

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