The Institute for Applied Health Research brings together the talent and expertise in a diverse range of subject areas and disciplines in key areas of research strength across the University. By combining the complementary subject and clinical expertise across the Schools in GCU as a whole, the Institute brings together researchers to address some of the most challenging health research priorities in Scotland, the UK and internationally.
The Institute also works closely with the University’s Institute for Society and Social Justice Research, The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health and the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare. A number of cross-cutting research themes in cognate, intersecting areas of strength between Institutes and Centres will unlock further opportunities to build critical mass.
Institute Research Groups
Addressing the social determinants of health with an emphasis on parent and family support; sexual health; addictions; diet, nutrition and obesity; and the effects of music on health and wellbeing. Lead: Professor Paul Flowers.
Development of outcome measures and novel analysis methods for physical activity, relationship between activity and health risks across the life span. Lead: Professor Malcolm Granat.
Pathways from disease to impairment, developing and evaluating interventions for conditions such as arthritis, MS, stroke and visio-motor impairment. Lead: Professor Jim Woodburn
Cross-disciplinary research spanning biomedical science, psychology and clinical health sciences. Lead: Professor Ann Graham.
Promoting positive ageing, managing age related changes and improving quality of health and social services. Lead: Professor Debbie Tolson.
Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Professions Research Unit
The Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit (NMAHP RU) is a national unit funded directly by the Scottish Government's Health Directorate Chief Scientist Office, with a national remit to develop a high quality research agenda which is useful and relevant to direct patient care.