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Keele research is changing the world for the better. In collaboration with global partners, they are tackling some of society’s most urgent problems - including global health and the climate crisis - and 97% of their research is deemed to be world-leading or of international importance (REF 2014).

The School of Nursing and Midwifery (SNaM) is committed to evidenced based teaching and practice, and has a developing portfolio of active researchers and supervisors. SNaM academics are from a range of nursing and midwifery backgrounds, able to support Masters, MPhil, PhD and Professional Doctorate students in a variety of research topics using a range of research methodologies. Supervisors usually work in small supervisory teams across the University, to ensure that students receive the best possible supervision at all times.

Research in the School is led by Prof Gwenllian Wynne-Jones. Research is organised and managed through the School Research Committee and is focused around a faculty research theme (FReT). The FReT lead is Dr Andrew Finney and there are three specific research groups: Loss, bereavement and end of life care; Clinical practice; and Women's Health.

The School of Allied Health Professions has a long established research programme in physiotherapy related areas.

Research in the School is led by Prof Jonathan Hill. Research is focused around a faculty research theme (FReT): Prevention, Performance and Rehabilitation. The FReT Lead is  Dr Sue Hunter and there are two specific research groups: Rehabilitation Research Group and the Physiotherapy Research Society. There are also two Knowledge Exchange Groups: SIGNET (Special Interest Group for Neurological Therapists) and ASPIRE (Allied Health Professionals of Staffordshire Pioneering Rheumatology Education).

Research within the School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering bridges the interface between new advances in science and technology with medicine and clinical practice.  It successfully integrates Keele University's biomedical research strengths across the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, bringing together biological scientists, physicists, chemists, engineers, mathematicians and clinicians in a single unit, under a number of scientific themes.