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Our research

There are lots of opportunities for research in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. We research sustainability, use of new genetic knowledge and technologies, the ageing population, use of internet and mobile technologies, changes in clinical education, contemporary nursing, and how knowledge is translated into practice and policy.
Our interdisciplinary approach takes account of how services will evolve over the next few years.
There are occasionally PhD studentships available; see our postgraduate research studentships for details on how to apply.

Assessing Research Excellence

The Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF2021) results confirmed our position as a dynamic research institution and one leading the charge for modern universities in the UK. SNAM’s research was assessed by unit of assessment 3: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy. The results reveal the international quality of our nursing and midwifery research right across the spectrum of health; transforming lives and underpinning the quality of our research-informed approach to teaching and learning.
Each subject submission was also graded according to the impact of the work, and the research environment, such as the amount of funding received and the number of PhD students in each area. Our results are a testament to the talent within the School of Nursing and Midwifery and that permeates every area of expertise at the University of Plymouth.

Our researchers

SPOTLIGHT: Professor Jos Latour talks about his research into End-of-Life care

Latour explains why it is vital for nurses to be knowledgeable about End-of-Life Care; shares his extensive research on how culture affects the End-of-Life decision making process; and outlines future needs /goals for nurses in providing End-of-Life Care.
Jos Latour is a visiting professor at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. End-of-Life Care is one of his research lines.

Gillian Carter – PhD student

Gillian Carter speaks about doing a PhD at the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
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Postgraduate research with the Doctoral College

We can help you with any questions you might have about postgraduate research with the University - whether you'd like to apply to join us or are already studying with us.
Find out all you need to know about research degrees at Plymouth, from enquiries to receiving your award.

Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research

From basic research discovering the causes of disease, through to evaluating novel ways of delivering care to the most vulnerable people in society, our thriving community conducts adventurous world-leading research.
Transformation in life course, ageing, methodologies, e-health, technology and interventions in health, social care, lifestyle and wellbeing.
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