Interim Director, Institute for Applied Health Research
Glasgow Caledonian University
T: +44 (0)141 331 8483
The Institute for Applied Health Research, Glasgow Caledonian University, was established in 2009 in conjunction with the Institute for Society and Social Justice Research. The purpose of these two University-wide Institutes is to facilitate cross-disciplinary approaches to research by drawing together individuals and teams producing internationally excellent research, to collaborate within focused thematic areas in the fields of health and social justice.
The Institute for Applied Health Research reflects depth and breadth of expertise, including contributions from clinicians in a range of health professions (e.g. clinical psychology, nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy, optometry) and disciplines (e.g. statisticians, biomedical scientists, vision scientists, social scientists and health economists).
Much of our research funding is from highly competitive sources including UK Research Councils, the Wellcome Trust, Chief Scientist Office (Scotland), National Institute for Health Research, the European Commission and leading charities (e.g. Arthritis Research Campaign). We have research collaborations with Universities all over the world including UK, Europe, Canada, America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and India
The quality and relevance of our research in the health field is demonstrated by achieving an outstanding performance in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
Bringing together our multidisciplinary strengths, methodological rigour and innovative thinking, the Institute is capitalising on its strong position to build on and further enhance our key areas of research excellence in health. We have a strong commitment to generating research of the highest international standard and reflecting Glasgow Caledonian University’s strong social mission, we focus on addressing research questions of major policy and practice relevance to Scotland, the UK and globally.
The Institute works closely with the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit (NMAHP RU), funded by the Scottish Government's Health Directorates, Chief Scientist Office with academic bases in Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Stirling.
The Institute also benefits from close links with the newly established (June 2010) Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, a partnership with Nobel Award winning Professor Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Trust, HealthQWest partners, a West of Scotland research consortium and the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare.
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