Find out what Health and Wellbeing Research and Knowledge Exchange at Winchester is all about

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Who we are

Health and Wellbeing research at Winchester is led by the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. Faculty researchers are based in two Schools, the School of Sport, Health and Community and the School of Health and Care Professions. We are also a hub for research and education collaboration with colleagues across the University such as the Department of Psychology's Healthy Lives Research Group.

The faculty is a dynamic hub for collaboration with with key external partners such as Health Education England and NIHR ARC Wessex. In 2019, the University signed a strategic partnership agreement with Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - read the news release.

Meet the Health and Wellbeing team and our valued partners.

What we stand for

Our vision is to be nationally and internationally recognised for our distinctive work to progress health and wellbeing for all life. This includes sustainable learning and workforce environments, global health, health psychology, animal welfare, diet and nutrition, sport and exercise, medical education, allied health professions, and community-based health and social care. We aspire to enrich the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and society by translating world-leading research into effective policy and exceptional practice.

In accordance with the University’s values of Compassion and Individuals Matter, we aspire to create a research culture that supports staff and students to engage in values-driven research and knowledge exchange activity. We will address pertinent community, national and global challenges through inter- and multi-disciplinary collaboration internally and with external stakeholders.

What we do

We engage in a broad range of health and wellbeing research and knowledge exchange:

We have particular expertise in:

  • Concussion
  • Health service evaluation
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
  • Sport collision injury
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Wellbeing at work

REF 2021

We actively contribute to the University's submission to the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, the system for assessing the quality of research in UK Higher Education institutions. For more information on University of Winchester Health and Wellbeing research for REF 2021, visit our REF 2021 page or contact the Faculty Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange, Dr James Faulkner.


We run a regular research seminar series throughout the year, enabling staff to disseminate their research among colleagues, research students and external partners. We also regularly invite external speakers, both practitioners and academics, to talk about their experiences in the field.

Current events

In our current research seminar series, we are delighted to introduce our new Visiting Research Fellows and resident Researchers. Explore Faculty Events below for further details. If you are interested in presenting, email Penelope Bates, Health and Wellbeing Research Administrator.

Find out more

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