Health Research Institute
The Health Research Institute (HRI) brings together academics and professionals who deliver research, innovation and knowledge exchange in health and wellbeing across the lifespan.
Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre
Improving the health and wellbeing of the population through movement and treatment of diseaseRead more
Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre
World-class research in sport performance, physical activity and health, sport business and engineeringRead more
Centre for Loneliness Studies
Internationally recognised, high quality academic research on loneliness which is theoretically driven and both informed by, and able to inform, policy and practice.Read more
At the Health Research Institute, we share expertise in art and design research, biomolecular and biomedical science, data modelling, economics, engineering, health and social care and health policy, nutrition sport science, physical activity and behaviour change.
Funders and partners
We work together with external partners in health and social care, the public sector, industry, local communities and the third sector, working together to shape the future of health and wellbeing.
Working with parkrun on pioneering research
Investigating how parkrun impacts the lives and wellbeing of participantsRead more
Robotics for children with special needs
Improving the experience of medical appointments for children with ASD through roboticsRead more
Cognitive effects of a Mediterranean diet
Exploring the cognitive effects of adhering to a Mediterranean diet alongside regular exerciseRead more
The Life Café
Creating a space for conversations about life and end of life careRead more
Warm well families
Helping families of children with asthma keep warm in cold weatherRead more
Perinatal care models for migrant mothers
Implementing an integrated care model for migrant mothers in EuropeRead more
Our interdisciplinary community and portfolio of people, minds and skills produces highly adaptive, practical and creative solutions to existing and emergent local and global challenges facing individuals and society at large. We apply cutting edge methodologies to deliver evidence-based interventions that have an impact on people’s lives.
Collaboration is the beating heart of the institute. Alongside our research centres, we also work with Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre (BMRC) and Lab4Living (L4L).
Institute directorRead more