Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Centre for Health Sciences and Services is uniquely placed to bring together academic researchers and health professionals in nursing and allied health sciences and services both within the University and externally. Building on established local, national and international partnerships the Centre will deliver interdisciplinary, collaborative, high quality health research and enterprise projects to advance knowledge designed to improve the health of the population. Central to our work will be a focus on working with patients and the public to ensure research is relevant for those whose health we aim to improve. Together the members of the Centre will provide a home for the development of research and enterprise knowledge and skills in students, staff and health service users from undergraduates to postdoctoral researchers, early career and independent researchers. In a time of rising demand and financial constraint on the national health service, replicated around the world, our Centre will focus on developing research and enterprise leaders of the future and delivering projects, in collaboration with service users, to identify innovative solutions designed to address these national and global challenges to health.

Aims and Objectives of the Centre for 2018-2021:

  • To deliver innovative interdisciplinary collaborative research and enterprise in partnership with patients and the public* to address local, national and international health agenda
  • To align our research and enterprise activity to the University of Northampton’s Changemaker Plus Challenge 2 (to make Northamptonshire the leading county in the UK for Health and Wellbeing)
  • To develop health research and enterprise leaders, including clinical academics, for today and tomorrow in collaboration with our health service partners
  • To diversify income streams to include knowledge transfer activities, continuing professional development and intellectual property.

*The term ‘patients and the public’ is used interchangeably with the term ‘service users’.


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domestic violence Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences
Dementia Medicine & Life Sciences
abuse Social Sciences
England Medicine & Life Sciences
dementia Social Sciences
T-Lymphocytes Medicine & Life Sciences
Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2003 2018

A community event to raise awareness and understanding of dementia

Ward, A., Pyer, M., Parkes, J. & Hughes-Rowland, R., 1 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Dementia Care. 26, 2, p. 18-19 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

Open Access
Practice (Psychology)

Alcohol-related affordances and group subjectivities: a Q-Methodology study

Hill, K. M., Pilling, M. & Foxcroft, D. R., 3 Sep 2018, In : Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. 25, 5, p. 376-385 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

Open Access
Drinking Behavior
Alcohol Drinking

A visual and creative approach to exploring people with dementia’s experiences of being students at a school in Denmark

Ward, A., Schack Thoft, D., Lomax, H. & Parkes, J., 12 Jul 2018, In : Dementia. p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

Open Access


Winston Churchill Fellowship

Alison Ward (Recipient), Feb 2015

Prize: Other distinction

lifelong learning

Activities 2012 2015

  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Participating in a conference or workshop

Capturing the impact of the living life to the full wellbeing programme within a church community

Melinda Spencer (Speaker), Alison Ward (Speaker)
1 Apr 2015

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch


The Forget-me-nots: Developing a social group for people with young onset dementia and their carers

Alison Ward (Speaker), Jacqueline Parkes (Speaker)
1 Jan 2014

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch


43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health, of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

Jackie Campbell (Participant), Stephen Rogers (Participant), Michelle Pyer (Participant), R Reddy (Participant)
15 Nov 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch