Research & Enterprise in Education, Health & Wellbeing

Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement (CHSCI)

The Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement (CHSCI) has been established for over 12 years and is now co-located within the Institute of Health Professions and Institute of Public Health, Social Work and Care in the FEHW. CHSCI is staffed by researchers from a range of professions and disciplines across health, social care and wellbeing; consequently our research has broad professional scope. Our mission in CHSCI is to be a Centre of excellence in health and social care research to inform, support and enhance policy, education, practice and service provision in health and wellbeing. There are three themed research groups which will underpin our work and form the basis of our development going forward as a research centre:

  1. Loss, Bereavement and End of Life Care (led by Professor Magi Sque)
  2. Policy, Health Equalities and Social Welfare (led by Dr Angela Morgan) 
  3. Epidemiology and Global Public Health (led by Dr Ruoling Chen)

Some examples of projects are: Dr R Chen - Depression and risk of stroke; Dr A Clifford - Disability and leadership at the University; Professor M Sque - Home from home?: A case study of the first year settlement experiences of EU migrant nurses working in one NHS Trust; Dr W Walker - Public knowledge, understanding and views of hospice care: A questionnaire survey.

CHSCI also incorporates the Centre for Applied Research and Education (CARE), which is a Dementia group set up primarily for decision making, information sharing, and establishing an identity and point of contact within the University for dementia work.


News & Events

Catch up on our lastest news and updates, latest publications and project successes, as well as details of forthcoming events in our news and events pages


Funded Research Projects

View details of current and completed projects undertaken by the CHSCI team in our funded research projects pages.


Staff Directory

View our staff directory to see research profiles for the CHSCI team.


Contact Details

Please use the following details to get in touch:

Address: Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement, University of Wolverhampton, Room ML110, First floor, ML Building, Deanery Row, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DT (view map)
Telephone: 01902 51 8617

Recent Highlights

CHSCI team submit final research report for Hospice Questionnaire Survey

Researchers in CHSCI submitted a final report to Compton Hospice, Wolverhampton. The Hospice commissioned a survey to determine public knowledge, understanding and views of hospice care, for the purpose of informing a local public education strategy.  To view an Executive Summary of the Final Report, please visit the CHSCI website.

12th Congress of the Polish Nurses Association

Professor Laura Serrant, Queens Nurse from the University of Wolverhampton gave a keynote address at the 12th Congress of the Polish Nurses Association. Professor Serrant was invited as one of the first international speakers at this event. Find out more in our news pages.

Regional nursing experts attend landmark summit

Twenty regional experts in nursing attended a summit at the University of Wolverhampton to discuss ways of addressing health issues in the West Midlands. The meeting brought together leaders in nursing research from the region’s universities for the first meeting of its kind in the UK on Friday, 20 June 2014. Find out more

CHSCI and CeDARE research team submit final research report for play @ home evaluation

The team submitted the report for the evaluation of the reach of the early years programme, play @ home, among vulnerable families to the commissioner, NHS Health Scotland, at the end of March 2014. Based on focus groups and interviews with 69 parents in eight areas across Scotland, the report and its findings will be publicly available shortly. Find out more about this project on the CeDARE website.

CeDARE and CHSCI to evaluate Liverpool's Families Programme

Researchers in CeDARE and CHSCI have been commissioned by Liverpool City Council to evaluate its Families Programme. The Families Programme is a strategic change programme focusing on how public sector services support families, particularly those with complex or multiple problems. The aim of the evaluation is to assess the overall impact and effectiveness of the programme as well as the specific programmes within it.

Research with bereaved families: A framework for ethical decision-making

Prof Magi Sque and Dr Wendy Walker with Tracy Long-Sutehall (University of Southampton) have published an article in Nursing Ethics in March 2014.