Head of School

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Janet Hirst

Welcome to the website of the School of Healthcare. Whether you are a student, researcher, practice partner, health or business professional you will find a wealth of information here to meet your needs.

In the School we aim to make a positive difference to people's lives by educating health and social care professionals, undertaking research to guide policy, education and practice. We do this in partnership with colleagues across the University and in the health and social care sectors. By integrating research, education, and scholarship, our alumni have a distinctive contribution to make to society, and our research makes an impact locally, nationally and internationally.

We aim for the highest standards in the School and we have featured positively in many external league tables and in the current Research Exercise Framework. This quality is driven by a mix of inspirational teachers, internationally recognised researchers and skilled practitioners dedicated to supporting students to reach their full potential.

We hope that you enjoy your time with us as students, visitors or colleagues.

Dr Janet Hirst

Head of School 

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  1. Head of School
  2. Biography