Research & Enterprise in Education, Health & Wellbeing


CHSCI undertake many projects and activities that have local, national and international impact. This page features some of the areas in which we have had a major impact.

Impact case studies

Organs and tissues for human transplantation: Seeking to increase deceased donation through informing public debate and influencing healthcare policy, education and practice

This case study describes the impact of Sque’s programme of research into the psychological and social concerns that impact organ/tissue donation and family members’ end of life and post mortem decision-making. Read the full case study.

Research to inform prevention of child deaths and serious abuse and neglect

This research comprises a UK comparison of child death review policy, development of a Scottish evidence base and a comparative study of child death review across six countries. The research has had an impact on public policy to protect children and stimulated international, national and local policy debate. Read the full case study.

Impact in Social Work

The social worm is developing a national and international reputation for quality research and its dissemination through national and international publications (books and journals) and conference presentations.

Staff from the social work team have worked closely over the years with partner agencies and have led several funded research projects. They have most recently developed Practice Learning awards to meet the revised standards for the PCF and College of Social Work obtaining funding from Skills for care.

Funding from Skills for Care has also been gained to develop and update post qualifying/CPD courses in social work, and also the development of assessment as part of the PCF.

Members of the team have undertaken service delivery evaluations for partners and other Local Authorities and are currently engaged in work with Wolverhampton City Council. In addition there has been and is continuing work with NGOs notably in the field of learning disability.

Individual staff members have gained funding to undertake specific pieces of research in a number of fields including mental health, learning disability and children’s services and also international social work.

This work has had an immediate impact upon both local and national service provision and delivery. Staff have work published in international peer reviewed journals and the team has a growing national and international profile.

Impact across the Faculty of Education, Health & Wellbeing

Research and enterprise in the Faculty of Education, Health & Wellbeing (FEHW) is having a large impact on policy and practice in a diverse range of subject areas. Find out more about FEHW impact highlights.

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