Research & Enterprise in Education, Health & Wellbeing


Welcome to Research in Education, Health & Wellbeing

Picture of Professor Andy LaneIn this area you can find links to the wide variety of research and innovation taking place within our Faculty. Use the links below to visit and explore our five research centres/departments and the research clusters they support.

The Faculty supports over 450 academic staff who are supported to engage in research.  Our teams are at the forefront of research and practice in their subjects and make a direct impact in many ways. We have over 300 doctoral students, including PhD and Professional Doctorate students.

Professor Andy Lane, Director of Research Excellence

Research PhDs To Get You Noticed

The Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing supports the ground-breaking research of over 300 doctoral students in Education, Health, Social Work and Social Care, Sport and Psychology. Our research community is diverse and dynamic. We work with local, regional and international students from across the world on a diverse range of research fields. We welcome applications from graduates wanting to develop themselves, their area of interest and their careers.

What does a PhD involve?

PhD studies are typically conducted by completing a research thesis full-time (usually in three years) or part-time (usually six years). PhDs are theoretical research projects seeking to advance knowledge or understanding of a subject to inform further research, education and policy. They can cover a wide range of subjects – learn more by watching our videos online at:

What support will I receive?

You will be supported throughout your PhD programme by a team of supervisors; academics usually from the faculty who provide guidance, critical appraisal and expert advice from the start of your studies until completion. You will also be supported by a wide range of skills events and PhD workshops designed to support your research and build a PhD community.

Professional Doctorates

In addition to our PhDs, we also offer three taught professional doctorates in Education, Health, and Counselling Psychology which combine the robustness of a PhD with application to a professional area of practice. Research projects in professional doctorates are typically ‘applied’ and theoretically focused within a shorter format.


Student loans for PhD programmes have been confirmed in the UK government’s 2016 Budget announcement. Following the confirmation of £10,000 Master’s loans for 2016, £25,000 doctoral loans will be introduced in 2018. This announcement will be welcome news if you are considering a PhD with us.

Latest Research News

Get the latest on our projects, publiatications, events and more in education, health, sport, social work, public health and care.

Visit the news pages.


Follow Us

Follow staff from the Faculty of Education, Health & Wellbeing to stay up to date with the latest developments.

You can view our staff on Twitter and also follow the FEHW Twitter list.

Impact Highlights

This blog highlights impact and successes stemming from FEHW research and enterprise, showing how our reach extends across the UK and beyond.

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Have you used our research?

We are very interested in finding out more about who is downloading our research and how it is being used. If you have used any of our publications, papers or reports, whether in your studies, in practice or in any other way, we would like to hear from you. Please contact

Our research centres and departments

RCSEP Research Centre

Research Centre for Sport, Exercise and Performance (RCSEP)

RCSEP was established in 2005 to recognise research achievements within sport, exercise and performance. All academic staff within the sport and leisure disciplines are attached to one of the research clusters.

Visit the RCSEP websit


Research in the Institute of Psychology

Research in Psychology focuses on numerous applied and theoretical areas including: health, counselling, cognitive, cyberpsychology, forensic and investigative, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Visit the Research in Psychology website

CHSCI Research Centre

Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement (CHSCI)

CHSCI is a multi-disciplinary research centre set up to promote excellence in health and social care research and enterprise and to support and enhance care sector education, practice and service provision.

Visit the CHSCI website

CeDARE about us

Education Observatory

The Education Observatory aims to undertake research in all areas of education and allied areas of social policy to secure social justice and regional transformation in the West Midlands.

Visit the Education Observatory website