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Health Sciences



Professor Frances Griffiths

Head of Division of Health Sciences.

The Division of Health Sciences (HS) integrates work from societal, social, psychological, organisational and bio-medical perspectives.

HS focuses on the design and evaluation of interventions (behavioural, medical, technological and organisational), plus how the application of knowledge in these areas change clinical practice and ultimately health outcomes.

The division's work includes applied health services research, methodological development/application of health sciences, as well as relevant theoretical enquiry and discovery science.

Research Groups

The work of the division can be divided into six key areas:


Sally Glassborow
Divisional contact

Tel: +44 (0)247 6573164
Email: s dot a dot glassborow at warwick dot ac dot uk

Divisional Strategy

Our strategy is to deliver high-calibre, multidisciplinary, internationally recognised excellence in health sciences research and teaching, to shape policy, and to support the University of Warwick’s strategy “to make Warwick an undisputed world leader in research and scholarship”.

About the Division

The Division is the academic home for a wide range of clinical academics including nursing and allied health professionals, general practitioners, public health specialists and hospital consultants.

Postgraduate Opportunities

The Division has a thriving postgraduate training programme and a strong track record of supporting and mentoring doctoral students to successful completion of higher degrees (MSc, MPhil, MD, PhD).

The division runs an active programme for postgraduate student and staff development including a regular seminar series with local, national and international speakers, and focused training sessions designed to develop the research skills of everyone in the Division.

Highly Cited Researchers

Thomson Reuters has generated a new list of Highly Cited Researchers in the sciences and social sciences for 2014.

This lists researchers who rank among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, described by Thomson Reuters as demonstrating “exceptional impact”. Professor Kate Seers, Director of the RCN Research Institute has been included on this list of highly cited researchers for 2014.

For more information, click on the link below.

Research News and Events


Congratulations to our PhD student Laura Whitehead (first supervisor Kirstie Haywood) who won the European Resuscitation Council Young Investigator of the Year Award. This award is for her Core Outcome Set for Cardiac Arrest (COSCA) work. She also received endorsement and encouragement that the work will become an international advisory statement on the topic.

Congratulations to Helmi Saedon who has been awarded the Degree of PhD in Medicine for his PhD on the Prediction, detection and suppression of cerebral microemboli associated with carotid disease. Helmi was supervised by Charles Hutchinson and Chris Imray in the Division of Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Peter Kimani who has been awarded £196,859.25 (MRC contribution of £157,487.40) for MRC-NIHR Methodology Research Programme - HSM: Estimation of intervention effects for adaptive enrichment design RCTs that incorporate identification of predictive biomarkers.