College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare


Research is a key strand of activity within the College.

Our healthcare research takes place in the Richard Wells Research Centre.

We currently have funding from the National Institute for Health Research, Health Education England (North West London & Thames Valley) and the General Nursing Council Trust to undertake a number of healthcare related projects which range from improving hydration in care home residents to understanding resilience in student nurses and midwives.

Find out more about current research in the College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare.

Richard Wells Research Centre

The Richard Wells Research Centre was originally established in 1995 to develop research and educational initiatives within the field of caring for patients with HIV disease.

Our focus has expanded to:

  • Infection Prevention & Control Research
  • Research in care home settings
  • Nursing and Midwifery Educational Research
  • Dementia Research

The Centre is linked to academic staff within the College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare, a number of whom are active in research and scholarly development.

We are able to offer, with supervision, MPhil / PhD and Professional Doctorates in a range of subject areas.

For information on research across the University see our main research pages.