Pathway available at Bath, Bournemouth, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth Marjon and UWE
The Health, Wellbeing and Society pathway brings together internationally recognised social scientists and practitioners who possess research and teaching strengths in the broad area of health, wellbeing and society – in particular the wider determinants of health, lifestyle behaviours, physical activity and mental wellbeing in contemporary society. It seeks to make a major impact in creating a thriving and healthy society, as well as addressing the conditions for which health and wellbeing can flourish. We seek to build research capacity at the interface of health and social sciences within and beyond academia, including through policy, services and using social science to positively influence health and wellbeing. This pathway addresses the grand challenges for health, wellbeing and society and is uniquely placed to train the next generation of future world leading researchers in social science relating to health.
We use multi and interdisciplinary perspectives to help understand how to tackle these grand challenges drawing on insights across a wide range of health-related social science (including public health, economics, health policy, psychology, anthropology, geography, sociology, social gerontology, social epidemiology, social work, social care and education). This pathway will equip novice researchers to apply cutting-edge methodologies that enhance our understanding of health and society for diverse groups, and in different settings, both in the UK and internationally.