University of Cumbria

The University of Cumbria is one of Britain's newest universities, but has a history of educating professionals going back over 150 years.

The University was formed in 2007 from Cumbria Institute of the Arts, S. Martin's College and the Cumbrian campus of UCLan. The university has academic strengths in education, healthcare, sports, visual and performing arts, humanities, social science, law and criminology, science, outdoors, forestry and land studies.

The Faculty of Health and Social Care has strong links with all health care providers in primary and secondary care settings across Cumbria, Lancashire and further afield. It has strong links with the other faculties through joint honours degree collaborations in education and applied social sciences.

Clinical skills laboratories have been established on both the Carlisle and Lancaster campuses and are shared facilities for the health care professions.

Applied Research is undertaken in several areas:

  • Local regeneration: nuclear, health, particularly public health, local government and HE
  • Service delivery for NHS and care organizations and users
  • New models of learning such as Stilwell - virtual learning environment
  • Learning disabilities
  • Dementia care
  • Long term conditions
  • Medical imaging perception
  • Rehabilitation – occupational therapy and physiotherapy
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Sport and physical activity
  • Health technology initiatives through the Cumbrian Centre for Health Technologies (CaCHeT) led by Professor Alison Marshall