Institute of Applied Health Research

We tackle global health challenges; prevent disease and improve healthcare using research and methodological innovations.

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Research areas

  • Maternal and Child Health

    The Maternal and Child Health Group undertakes clinical research that improves provision of maternity care and impacts maternal and child health.

  • Chronic Diseases

    Advancing understanding of disease aetiology, identifying modifiable prognostic factors, developing, evaluating and implementing interventions that improve health management and outcomes.

  • Global Health

    The Global Health team engage in multidisciplinary, multi-institute and multi-country research focussing on health systems, effects and maternal and neonatal care.

  • Methodological Innovations

    Researching areas of health and social care where methodological and practical challenges associated with acquiring evidence are greatest and current indication is weakest.

    Centres of Excellence

  • Centre for Patient Reported Outcome Research (CPROR)

    Optimising use of PROs in clinical trials and routine care, ensuring patient perspective is at the heart of health research and NHS decision-making.

  • Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU)

    A fully registered national clinical trials unit specialising in the design, conduct and analysis of definitive clinical trials and test evaluation studies.

  • NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN)

    The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) supports patients, the public and health and care organisations across England to participate in high-quality research, advancing knowledge and improving care.

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