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From developing new drugs and therapies to finding new ways to improve the health outcomes and quality of life of individuals and communities, we take a whole system approach to health, care and wellbeing.

Spanning the development of new medical technologies and treatments, alongside policy and social interventions that address the needs of a growing and ageing population, our research strives to reduce inequality, both globally and closer to home.


Research theme lead


Dr Caroline Orr

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Research centres

Centre for Public Health

Applied public health research solutions to real world problems are a primary focus of this centre. The centre enables, facilitates, identifies and disseminates public health research in co-production, across the University and externally with commissioners and communities locally, nationally and internationally.

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Centre for Rehabilitation

The core philosophy of personal best – optimising and maintaining function and performance – emphasises the shared conceptual space and active working links of the centre.

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National Horizons Centre (Biosciences)

This £22m state-of-the art, purpose built facility focuses on addressing the needs of the bioscience and healthcare sectors. It is underpinned by a multidisciplinary team of researchers working in partnership with industry and the National Health Service.

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School of Health & Life Sciences

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