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University of Bedfordshire
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The Institute generates research which informs policy and practice in the areas of social work, social care, youth work, special education, young people and their families, vulnerable social groups, youth justice, community safety, and law and professional practice.
The Institute for Health Research (IHR) brings together a team of researchers, who are committed to real-world health research, providing information which can influence policy and practice.
The findings from such research can be used by health service practitioners, service users and by local, national and international research communities.
The primary aims of the IHR are:
The IHR research currently focuses on four core research areas that reflect its externally funded work and the topics on which Institute staff have published.
Gamification and Authentic Aesthetically-motivated Teaching – This is a HEFCE-funded project that brought together scholars from three disciplines (business, nursing and psychology) and involved resources from three faculties of the University of Bedfordshire. Its aim is to develop a toolkit that is based on authentic learning and aesthetically-motivated pedagogies that would lead to the growth of professional qualities in graduates.