Health and Human Development
Health and Human Development research crosses disciplinary boundaries to find solutions to complex health issues and improve peoples’ lives. We conduct research on human development and learning from infancy through adulthood into old age. We investigate perceptual, social, and linguistic problems using a combination of experimental, observational, computational, and neurophysiological techniques.
We also develop and evaluate novel statistical methods of study design and data analysis for pharmaceutical companies and medical research units, offer cutting-edge courses designed around statistical learning for professional development and develop new medical instruments and devices.
Collaborative Research and Consultancy
Our partners can draw on a wide range of expertise, including:
- Behavioural, computational and neuropsychological techniques for studying development and learning from our Centre for Research in Human Development and Learning.
- Analytical skills from health informatics in the School of Computing and Communications in the School of Computing and Communications.
- Medical and pharmaceutical statistics from Mathematics and Statistics.
- Advance manufacturing skills to develop new medical instruments.
We also work in partnership with Lancaster University’s Faculty of Health and Medicine which offers an additional and complimentary blend of biomedical, medical, and social science expertise.
Benefits of Collaboration
- Access unique knowledge and technologies
- Learn from us through a wide range of short courses and workshops
- Access our multi-million pound facilities
- Gain extra resources through student projects and placements
- Tap into our networks and collaborate
- Work with us to develop new products and processes
Working in Partnership
We have extensive links with the NHS and work for a range of private and public sector organisations in 5 key ways:
- Collaborative research and consultancy
- Extra resources and skills through student projects
- Professional training which forms a powerful platform to drive and support healthcare research across the region
- Product development
- Co-location facilities
We also work as part of a wider multidisciplinary team across Science and Technology at Lancaster and can also link in with experts in Advanced Manufacturing, Energy, Environment, Mathematics and Statistics, Information and Communication Technologies, Quantum Technology and Security to complement our expertise.
- Anthropology of health and illness
- Long-term social impacts of disaster recovery in the context of community sustainability, vulnerability and resilience
- Air quality models and GIS
- Atmospheric particles and health
- Design and development for medical devices/surgical guides/pre-operative planning tools
- Microfluidic/biofluidic devices, electronics design for test, reliability and health monitoring
- Infrared spectroscopy
- Voice recognition for speech therapy
- Nuclear medicine-radiation detection
- Biomedical physics
- Language acquisition and atypical language development
- Impoverished nutrition
- Neuropsychological markers of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia
- Diabetes mellitus and cognitive performance and the role of glucose and insulin in Alzheimer's disease
- Clinical trial methodology
- Epidemiological methods
Operations Manager for Business Partnerships and Enterprise
Faculty of Science and Technology
+44 (0)1524 510 188
As part of my role as Operations Manager I also oversee the partnership development for Health and Human Development. Having worked at the university for many years I have a broad network of contacts and I'm keen to facilitate new partnerships in this area.
Across Science and Technology at Lancaster we cover a broad range of expertise from individual human behaviours and analytical methodologies through to manufacturing new medical products. Please contact me for more information.