About Us

Key information about the Faculty of Health and Social Care, with links to our five teaching departments and details of our delivery sites, plus how to get in touch with us.

Faculty Strategy and Management

The strategic direction of the Faculty is underpinned by the University Corporate plan and Faculty Business Plan, and is guided by three main aims:

  • To maintain the stability and quality of the core business and enhance the student experience and reputation of the Faculty
  • To enhance research, scholarly activity, knowledge transfer and entrepreneurial endeavour
  • To grow and diversify provision and partnerships, including international activity

The Executive Dean of the Faculty is Professor Angela Simpson, with Deputy Dean:  Professor Jan Gidman and Associate Dean: Julie Bailey-McHale (Learning and Teaching). 

The Faculty Administrator is Jane McElmeel, and Faculty Administrator for Quality is Rachel Andrews.

Student Engagement

The Faculty is committed to engaging with its students, both individually and collectively, to assure and enhance the quality of their educational experiences. In line with Chapter B5 of the QAA’s UK Quality Code, staff create a facilitative environment which encourages student engagement and dialogue. The Faculty works in partnership with students through various mechanisms, from curriculum planning to course review; involvement in open days and induction programmes; research projects; and recognition and dissemination of good practice and representation on Student Staff Liaison meetings, Board of Studies and Course Committees. This ensures that the student voice is heard at strategic level within the Faculty, to monitor provision and suggest strategies to enhance the student experience, across all provision and delivery sites.

Academic Departments

The Faculty has five academic departments, as follows:

Further information about each department, including courses on offer and a full list of academic and administrative staff is available by clicking on the links above.

PLEASE NOTE: The Faculty's Pre-registration Nursing provision is delivered by a cross-departmental team of staff, with both core and Field-specific (Adult, Children, Learning Disability or Mental Health) content.


The Faculty works to enhance its research, scholarly activity and knowledge transfer endeavour, and this is supported by the development of Centres which focus on research, consultancy and education. The Centre for Ageing and Mental Health was established in 2013, and the Westminster Centre for Research and Innovation in Veterans' Wellbeing, in 2015.

Faculty of Health and Social Care Historical Society

The FHSC Historical Society aims to unite individuals with an interest in medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work across the University and the wider community. The Society meets regularly for a range of talks and discussion and anyone with an interest in health and social care is welcome to attend. To find out more about the Historical Society, including the Riverside Museum, please click here

Our Sites and Contacting Us

The Faculty has sites at Riverside Campus (Chester), Crewe Site (Leighton), Warrington Campus and Wirral Site (Clatterbridge), and you can find out about which courses are delivered at each, plus short videos are available introducing you to the sites here. There is also delivery of the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health at University Centre Shrewsbury.

For directions and our contact details, please click here.