The University of Suffolk has launched a partnership with Leeds Becket University.
Leeds Beckett University are running the ‘One Suffolk’ initiative for Suffolk County Council and have a strong track record in the field of health and wellbeing that complements the University of Suffolk’s ambition to build on their existing work.
Dr Stuart Flint, Senior Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University said “There are a range of benefits with this partnership. We both wish to develop strong, collaborative research that can have a positive impact on public health. It is a really exciting time for the University of Suffolk in their development and because the relationship we have with One Life Suffolk service is relatively new, there is a lot of research potential.”
The launch coincided with the establishment of a new Centre for Health and Wellbeing Research at the University of Suffolk.
The Centre for Health and Wellbeing Research will sit within the School of Health Sciences and brings together a growing body of research from across the institution. It aims to develop its portfolio of funded research in ways that respond to key health and wellbeing challenges within the local population, making a local, national and, where possible, an international contribution.
Key strengths of the Centre include a multidisciplinary membership with a growing track record of applied research in areas such as healthy ageing, living well with dementia, the health benefits of warmer homes, healthy lifestyles, mental health and wellbeing, leadership and governance and online safety for children.
The Centre will be led by Professor Jill Robinson who said “This is a really exciting time for research at the University of Suffolk and both the partnership with Leeds Becket University, and our new Centre, will enable us to build on our existing strengths and develop a more ambitious programme of research in this very important field.”
Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Suffolk, Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, said “We have a growing portfolio of health related courses and we pride ourselves to be developing the highly trained workforce of the future for our region. It is therefore wholly appropriate that we further develop our research in this area that feeds into the delivery of our curriculum. I am delighted that we are launching the Centre for Health and Wellbeing Research in collaboration with Leeds Beckett University and Suffolk County council, which builds on Leeds’ national and international reputation and our research competencies and excellence here at University of Suffolk.”
For more information about the Centre for Health and Wellbeing Research please visit www.uos.ac.uk/chwr
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