Centre for Health Research Mission
Our mission is to produce high quality research that is sustainable and improves the quality of life for individuals, communities and society in general. We are committed to undertaking research which informs and supports professionals, practitioners, researchers, lecturers and students in the fields of Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedics and the Allied Health Professions (Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Podiatry) Public Health and Health Promotion.
We value all types of research relevant to our mission including, qualitative, experimental, laboratory-based, applied clinical, standardised data collection and theoretical research. We aim to be recognised at local, national and international levels for our distinctive contribution to practice and policy-based research outcomes through sustainable research expertise in a range of cutting-edge qualitative and quantitative methodologies and approaches to knowledge translation and exchange.
We believe our research must reflect the current Government, NHS and EC agendas in order to support and sustain the Health Professions which we represent together with improving care for patients and clients either in the NHS, the private sector or via public health initiatives.
Overall we aim to increase the amount and quality of research which supports health and its determinants and health and social care, focusing on the biopsychosocial approach to wellbeing.
Our principal aim is to undertake research that engenders an inclusive understanding of the concept of health and will influence policy and practice in a range of local, national and international settings. The external recipients of our research work range from service users, patients and practitioners to policy makers, commissioners and members of the public generally. Internally, our beneficiaries are academics, researchers and students.
Our ultimate goal is to improve the health, welfare and quality of life of individuals, families and communities. We will continue to work collaboratively with institutions, professional bodies, businesses and third sector partners, locally, nationally and globally to achieve this goal.