Centre for Health Sciences and Services

  • University of Northampton , University Drive

    NN1 5PH Northampton

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Centre for Health Sciences and Services (CHSS) is led by Dr Alison Ward and is supported by Sarah Wickes and Claire Poole, co-theme leads for the Mental Health work.


CHSS 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.


Our areas of focus are:


  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Participatory research across the life-course
  • Learning and teaching in health and social care


Café Scientifique

CHSS is pleased to host Northampton’s Café Scientifique. This is an opportunity for people to hear about the latest thinking in science, research and innovation. Held in a café in the town centre, this is an informal way of sharing research with a wide audience, and where for the price of a coffee, the public can hear about a range of different topics.


For further information and to book a place on future talks, please visit our Café Scientifique website: http://cafescientifique.org/uk/northampton


  • RT Nursing
  • Health
  • Social Care
  • Well Being
  • Mental Health
  • Ageing
  • Research
  • Public and Patient Involvment

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  • Projects

    Picture the Difference

    Ward, A.


    Project: ResearchCharitable Funding

    Pink House Craft Club

    Ward, A.


    Project: ResearchOther External Funding

    Research Output

    A Place for Me? Older people and the future Northampton town centre

    Woodbridge-Dodd, K., Graham, L., Taylor, J., Hill, K. & Horton, J., 31 Jan 2020, Age UK Northamptonshire.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

    Open Access
  • Corporate Sustainability Disclosure: A Leather Industry Perspective

    Omoloso, O., Wise, W., Mortimer, K. & Jraisat, L., 27 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Emerging Science Journal. 4, 1, p. 1-11 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

  • For diffident geographies and modest activisms: Questioning the ANYTHING‐BUT‐GENTLE academy

    Horton, J., 28 Jan 2020, In : Area. p. 1-6 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
  • Power and Responsibility: Advertising Self-regulation and Consumer Protection in a Digital World

    Kerr, G., Mortimer, K., Dickinson, S., Waller, D. S. & Kendric, A., 13 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Consumer Affairs. 54, 2, p. 675-700 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

  • Activities

    Life after Doctorate: Working in Academia

    Alison Ward (Speaker), Kathleen Mortimer (Speaker) & Meanu Bajwa-Patel (Speaker)

    25 Jan 2020

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSeminarResearch


    A Place for me? Northampton Centre Research Study

    Kim Woodbridge-Dodd (Speaker), Laura Graham (Speaker), Jane Taylor (Speaker), Kimberley Hill (Speaker) & John Horton (Speaker)

    3 Feb 2020

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch


    American Academy of Advertising

    Kathleen Mortimer (Participant) & Sally Laurie (Participant)

    28 Mar 201931 Mar 2019

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

    University College of Northern Denmark

    Alison Ward (Visiting researcher)

    19 Nov 201922 Nov 2019

    Activity: Public Engagement and OutreachVisiting an external academic institution

    Ageing Workforce Employer Seminar - Dementia in workplace

    Kathleen Mortimer (Speaker)

    15 Feb 2019

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsWorkshopResearch

    Student theses

    An examination of co-creation drivers in Ghana's hotel setting: a micro level approach

    Author: Yeboah, D., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: Mortimer, K. (Supervisor) & Rushton, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    Impact of Brand Crises on Brand Image in the age of Corporate Social Responsibility

    Author: Daboul, M., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: MacDonald, S. (Supervisor), Mortimer, K. (Supervisor) & Daye, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis



    Winston Churchill Fellowship

    Ward, Alison (Recipient), Feb 2015

    Prize: Other distinction