The Interdisciplinary Hub for the Study of Health and Age-related conditions (IhSHA) brings together established researchers, early career researchers, post-doctoral fellows and research students (PhD and masters) from specific research areas in life and health sciences to work in conjunction with other individuals and groups within the faculty and use the various areas of expertise available.
The main objective of this Hub is to support the University's learning and research initiatives.
Other objectives include:
The research areas within the Hub are manifest in the themes that have emerged from existing research strengths and collaborations:
The Hub has a dedicated ambassador for public engagement, Professor Mark Fielder, who is responsible for co-ordinating Café Scientifique in Kingston, and actively seeking newsworthy research stories that can be promoted to the public. Prof Fielder has close links with the Enterprise and Marketing staff as well as the press office.
The Hub holds a regular series with invited speakers of international renown selected from the seven themes represented in the Hub.