Formed in 1992, ScHARR is one of the largest and most dynamic Schools of health research within the UK. The School is based in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, employs over 250 members of staff and has access to some of the best research and teaching facilities. Uniquely, ScHARR brings together individuals with cutting-edge skills and expertise from right across the health sciences and public health, including public health practitioners, clinicians, epidemiologists and statisticians, health economists and modellers, trialists and information scientists, psychologists, sociologists, management experts and political scientists.
The School consists of 3 large Sections: Health Economics and Decision Sciences, Health Services Research and Public Health. The Dean of the School is Professor Jon Nicholl, who is Chair of the Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care sub-panel for the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework peer review in 2014.
Our work in the School is linked by a focus on enhancing the health of communities through the effective use of evidence, whether this is at the local level, the national or the international level. Our multi-disciplinary reach means that we can evaluate health and healthcare from a variety of perspectives using cutting-edge techniques. We can offer this unique strength whether we are helping local or national NHS organisations with their service evaluations, designing complex trials to establish the effectiveness of health technologies or working with our national and international partners to deliver public health training. Our focus on producing the evidence for what works means that our customers, whether they are students, health professionals, policy makers or business leaders are equipped to make the right decisions to improve health. Our work is built around 3 core areas of business: research, teaching and innovation & knowledge transfer.