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Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

Our Academic Team

Dean of HSS
Professor Ieuan Ellis, 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. We work 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 Sciences
Dr Anna Abraham Gemma Ahearne Halima Ahmed Rachael Aplin Dr Laura Ashley Dr Linda Asquith Sarah Asquith Dr Matt Badcock Professor Paul Blackledge Dr Peter Branney Dr Madeleine Castro Dr Tom Cockcroft Elliot Cohen Dr Don Crewe Dr Matteo Curcuruto Dr Bill Davies Dr Laura Davies Dr Katy Day Dr Maria De Angelis Naomi de Graff Dr Nova Deighton-Smith Dr Cecilia Devers Dr Katie Dhingra Jessica Drakett Dr Anthony Drummond Dr Neil Dugdale Dr Emma Dunmore Dr Helen Fawkner Anthony Forde Sally Foster Dr Katerina Gachevska Dr Natalia Gerodetti Dr Jess Gifkins Sarah Gillborn Dr Sabrina Golonka Dr Tom Goodwin Professor Brendan Gough Dr John Gregson Angela Grier Nicola Groves Dr Trish Holch Jane Hughes Dr Amanda Hynan Dr Joseph Ibrahim Dr Sarah James Dr Sarah James Glen Jankowski Ali Javaid Professor Georgina Jones Saskia Jones Dr Rachel Julian Oriel Kenny Mumtaz Khan Dr Zoe Kolokotroni Jennifer Landells Daniel Leach Dr Maggie Leese Dr Billie Lister Adam Lowe Dr Neda Mahmoodi Dr Nina Martin Jordan Marwood Bevis McNeil Dr Kate Milnes Dr Jade Moran Dr Jim Morgan Tom Muskett Helen Nichols Dr Darren Nixon Professor Alex Nunn Dorron Otter Dr Kata Pauly-Takacs Dr Anna Pechurina Lorette Porter Dr Sophia Price Mollie Price Dr Thomas Purcell Dr Robin Redhead Jane Redshaw Dr Bridgette Rickett Jason Round Dr Conrad Russell Rowan Sandle Dr Danielle Selby Dr Therese Shepherd Professor Gijsbert Stoet Dr Steve Taylor Lindsey Thiel Dr Chris Till Dr Jason Tipples Dr Waqas Tufail Dr Tamara Turner-Moore Professor Colin Webster Dr Paul Wetherly Dr Nicole Whitworth Dr Eleanor Willard 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

About Our Schools

School of Clinical & Applied Sciences
School of Clinical & Applied Sciences
The School of Clinical & Applied 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
School of Health & Community Studies
School of 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.
School of Social Sciences
School of Social Sciences
The School of Social 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.

Continuing Professional Development

We recognise that every business needs to be adaptable, informed and agile in order to remain efficient and effective in times of constant change. We offer a host of development opportunities that will keep you and your staff up to date with the latest industry knowledge, skills and innovative practice.

From one-day refresher courses to longer-term masters qualifications, we’re confident that we’ll be able to meet your desire to learn, practise and progress.

We welcome the chance to work with employers to develop training packages to meet workforce needs across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

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Practice Learning and Employability Unit

A placement is an excellent opportunity to improve employability and job prospects. Each year we help provide up to 3,500 placements for our Health and Social Sciences students.

We also provide support and guidance for our academic groups who are developing placement partnerships, plus training across all professions for mentors and practice educators to enable them to provide effective support for our students in practice.

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Our Research Institutes and Centres provide the environment for growing a research culture, demonstrating our expertise of international excellence from across the University. This collaborative approach helps us to provide solutions to important issues of a modern society.

The Institute for Health and Wellbeing exists to foster the next generation of research and knowledge in specific areas relating to the health of individuals, communities and nations.

The Centre for Applied Social Research is an exciting University-wide research centre that undertakes research across the social sciences.

The Centre for Biomedical Science Research consists of a diverse group of biomedical researchers working in areas relating to human disease and wellbeing.

Faculty Case Studies

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.

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.

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Faculty News

Penile cancer research should explore quality of life up to and beyond treatment, new study shows

Men with penile cancer want new research about their condition to explore their quality of life up to and beyond treatment, allowing them to receive better support along their journey, a new study from Leeds Beckett University has shown.

Excellence in customer service recognised

Leeds Beckett University has once again been accredited with the Customer Service Excellence standard for the next three years.

Exposing international arms trade and surveillance

A Leeds Beckett academic’s research exposing international arms trading and surveillance has been highlighted for its extensive impact by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).