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The Faculty of Health Studies has a long history of innovation in teaching, learning and assessment practices with members of the team sharing their expertise with a wide range of higher education disciplines nationally and internationally through consultancy work, conferences and publications.

This innovation in underpinned by a strong focus in undertaking educational research which helps us to understand the ways in which students experience higher education in the health and social care disciplines and explores what teaching excellence means in the contemporary healthcare education sphere.

We have an inclusive and supportive forum for all staff to develop new research ideas which bring together the development of best practice in teaching, learning and assessment within the context of their own academic discipline, and provides a platform for nurturing interdisciplinary educational research within and beyond the University of Bradford.

Our key areas of research expertise

Inter-Professional education; service user and carer involvement in the education of future healthcare professionals; clinical skills and simulation; the use of patient stories to enhance learning and teaching; assessment; marking and grading practices; work-based learning and the creation of innovative placement learning opportunities including role emerging placements and student-led clinics; supporting international students to succeed in UK healthcare education; and student-led social media use to support learning.