The Institute of Health and Care Research undertakes applied and practice based research addressing major public health challenges and advancing health, nursing, integrated practice and family caring.
Our mission is to collaboratively undertake research that:
- advances the evidence base for practice and learning within health, social and nursing care, family caring and integrated services.
- addresses major public health challenges and inequalities.
- demonstrably improves quality and safety within interdisciplinary practice, services, care facilities (including hospitals and nursing homes) and within the family home.
- informs and strengthens leadership, workforce development and interprofessional learning for practice.
- refines conceptual and methodological understandings and develops new methods to collect data aligned with our applied and solution focussed research agenda.
Academic staff and post-graduate research students affiliated to IHCR, form a scientific community working closely with practice partners on projects and thesis related to four priority research themes.
Our research themes are:-
We are keen to encourage our clinical colleagues in the NHS and other caring contexts to engage in research degrees. We will assist and supervise suitably qualified and experienced colleagues to engage in a programme of part-time research activity with the following exit points:
- Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methodology – 1 year
- Master of Philosophy (MPhil) – 3-4 years
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – 4-6 years
- Doctor of Professional Studies (DProf) – 4 – 6 years
See www.uws.ac.uk/study/research--degrees for more info.