School of Health and Social Care


The School of Health and Social Care has established a regional, national, and international reputation for its teaching, its research and its broad educational opportunities. We are home to a variety of professionally accredited courses in Nursing and Social Work as well as our vocationally-oriented Health and Social Care degree. Furthermore we undertake a broad range of high quality research projects through our thriving Community and Health Research Unit (CAHRU).

The (LIIRH) undertakes research in partnership with service users, health practitioners and organisations, industry and policy makers.

Many of our staff members keep their practice up–to–date and relevant by working in various capacities with service delivery agencies and by engaging in practice research. This is complemented by the number of authors in the School, whose books have been adopted as core texts at many universities in the UK.

We have close ties with Health Trusts, Local Authorities and voluntary and private organisations across the region and we have established academic partnerships with Universities in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Portugal, France, Poland and Slovenia through our Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus programmes and various Health collaborations.

Athena Swan Bronze Award LogoAdvanceHE (formerly the Equality Challenge Unit) have confered an Athena SWAN Bronze Award to the School of Health and Social Care. This recognises the School's commitment to the advancement of gender equality in academia. It is anticipated this will help to address unequal gender representation across academic disciplines, professional and support functions and remove the obstacles faced by women.

The School Mission

The School of Health and Social Care is working towards becoming a leader in the field of vocational, research informed and research engaged programmes, created and delivered by a collaborative academic and practice community utilising innovative learning and teaching approaches.

In order to achieve that aim, our commitment is that every member of the academic team teaches, teaches well and continually aims to teach better. Furthermore, every member of the academic team is engaged in research, scholarship, enterprise and community engagement, and continually aims to enhance their professional contribution.

We look forward to working with you towards achieving and realising your goals, whether you are a former, current or future student, an employer, a partner practice agency, a partner in research and development, or a member of the public.

If you are interested in finding out more about our School please come to one of our Open Days and meet some of the staff and students, who can tell you first hand about the special learning experience in the School.

I look forward to welcoming you to the School.

Kate Grafton
Head of School of Health & Social Care

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Help To Improve the Lives of Others

Explore our range of nursing programmes which provide options to students who want to make a difference to the lives of others.

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Practice Placements

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Contact us:

School of Health and Social Care, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS, UK

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