Public Health and Health Systems

Our research aims for excellence and impact, with a focus on continuing the research themes of our existing partnerships: community engagement, health promotion and prevention, and primary care through investing in teaching, research training and placement opportunities.

Research Contact: Dr Linda Gibson

Public Health aims to build the academic, research and employability capacity of students. We provide opportunity for knowledge sharing among junior and senior academic staff; and enthuse and propel junior researchers to become experts to tackle future global health challenges - particularly through the development of both primary health care and the community development workforce globally. This will allow NTU to develop a more diverse and broader range of research, learning and teaching opportunities for students and staff from overseas and the UK.

One of the five ambitions of the 2015-2020 strategy at NTU is Connecting Globally by providing support for internationally competitive and visible research activities; developing a number of key research programmes which are aligned to real-world needs and challenges and which harness multidisciplinary expertise across and beyond NTU.

Research Centres

The Public Health and Health Systems subject area is host to a one research centre: The Centre for Public Health and Heath Systems

Central to our partnership is a multidisciplinary approach which embraces diversity in research and personnel. Through this multidisciplinary approach, our work is designed to integrate recognised innovative approaches to global issues in order to inform policies and practice.

Over the last eight years, we have had a formal collaboration between Nottingham Trent University’s School of Social Sciences in the UK and Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in Uganda. The focus of our collaboration is on training, community service, research and capacity building in Uganda and UK.

Our success, so far, demonstrates that deep and trusted partnership builds and sustains long term collaborations with global South Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) which allows sharing and integration of best practices in teaching and research; facilitating future collaborative research and development project opportunities; and raising the internationalisation and modernisation profiles of our institutions.

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