Institute for Applied Health Research  
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Welcome to the Institute for Applied Health Research

Glasgow Caledonian University’s commitment to the Common Good is realised in applied research which addresses three major societal challenges, enabling communities in the UK and internationally to build Inclusive Societies and live Healthy Lives in Sustainable Environments.

To best meet these societal challenges through the Institute for Applied Health Research, GCU’s Healthy Lives work spans public health and long-term conditions.

Overall, the University is ranked in the top 20 universities in the UK for health research at world-leading and internationally excellent standards.

The University’s social work and social policy research impact at world-leading levels ranked GCU as in the top 10 in the UK.

We work on collaborative and interdisciplinary research activity in areas including healthy and active ageing; the management of conditions such as stroke, MS and diabetes; HIV testing and sexual health; addictions, violence and public risk. GCU is also a partner in the Digital Health and Care Institute (DHI), a collaborative partnership between public and private organisations supported by a five-year investment from the Scottish Funding Council.