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Research and Consultancy

Research and Consultancy

Institute of Applied Social Research

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.

Institute for Health Research

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:

  • To engage in collaborative research locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • To create research partnerships with purchasers and providers of health care, with the professions, industry and the independent sector.
  • To promote and co-ordinate health-related research across the University.
  • To enhance research skills in the community through the provision of quality educational programmes.
  • To contribute to research activity within the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Postgraduate Medical School.

Current Focus

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.

  • Health Inequalities
  • Primary Health Care
  • Health Policy and Organisational Development
  • Biomedical Science'
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