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Professional Health and Social Care Studies MSc

MSc Professional Health and Social Care Studies

The Course Programme Structure Staff Profiles Why YSJ ?


Dr Rob Sanders

Head of Department 

My research interests lie broadly in neurocognitive functioning and its relationship with mental health. I have successfully supervised several post-graduate theses on topics such as memory / executive function in long term  cannabis use, and the weapon focus effect.


Chris Boyes

Head of Programme

Dr Chris Boyes is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Programme for the MSc Professional Health and Social Care Studies. He teaches and supervises research at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD levels. He has PhD sole supervisor status with the University of Leeds.

He has membership of University and Faculty committees for Enhancement and Student Experience and Quality and Standards, as well as being a member of the University Quality Network (and thereby involved in cross-faculty processes such as validation).

He was formally External Examiner at the University of East Anglia and is currently External Examiner at Oxford Brookes University (School of Health and Social Care: MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert. Rehabilitation). He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


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