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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 Laura Davies Dr Katy Day Dr Maria De Angelis Naomi de Graff Cecilia Devers Dr Katie Dhingra Dr Anthony Drummond Dr Neil Dugdale 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 Glen Jankowski 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 Danny Singh 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

GCSE pupils tackle the EU Referendum debate at Leeds Beckett politics day

GCSE students from across West Yorkshire took part in a politics and current affairs day at Leeds Beckett University, where they developed and presented European Union leave and remain campaigns.

Men can be emotionally expressive and vulnerable in sharing experiences of infertility, new research shows

New research by Leeds Beckett University into the emotions displayed by men facing infertility issues when using an online forum has shown that, although men often lack ‘emotional spaces’ to work through their feelings, they are emotionally expressive and willing to seek support.

Leeds Beckett students awarded Bright Futures scholarships

The future looks bright for nine talented Leeds Beckett students who have each been awarded a £1,000 scholarship donated by graduates of the University.

Faculty Events

Jul 4

Digital Health, Digital Capitalism Conference

Digital technologies have had a profound impact on the ways in which people live their lives, relate to one another and think about themselves and their capacities. This event will bring together scholars who are interested in the impacts of the digital on ideas and practices of health and the workings of capitalist economies and how the two come together.

Sep 6

The Changing Face of Learning in Practice SLIP Conference (5th Annual Conference)

Are you involved in supporting healthcare students in practice? Do you want to share your experiences?

Oct 18

Whole Systems Obesity National Conference

This conference aims to share emerging outputs from the Whole Systems Obesity Programme as whole systems working continues to emerge globally as a more constructive approach to combatting complex, multi-dimensional challenges.

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