Allied Health Professions and Nursing

REF 2014

  • Northumbria is in the top quartile in the UK for its research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing.

  • More than 80% of its research activity rated as world leading or internationally excellent.


Research in Allied Health Professions and Nursing is organised into two major areas - Cellular & Molecular Sciences and Health & Lifestyle.

Cellular & Molecular Sciences researchers contribute applied science research that bring healthcare benefits and extend understanding of disease processes. Work in this area is organised into three groups:

  • Applied Chemistry Group
  • Mammalian Cell Biology & Immunology Group
  • Microbiology Group


Health & Lifestyle researchers examine areas of health and social care related to the management of ageing and long term conditions, as well as user involvement, the promotion of health and the reduction of inequality. Work in this area is organised into three groups:

  • Clinical Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Group
  • Health Interventions and Wellbeing Research Group
  • Nursing & Public Health Group

We Are Global

Living in the 21st Century, the world is getting smaller and becoming more connected every day. At Northumbria University we recognise and respond to this fast paced, dynamic world and are operating on a global scale more than ever before.