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Institute for Health Research

Research, scholarship and knowledge exchange for lifelong health and wellbeing

A shared interest in health-related research across all Faculties

The Institute for Health Research (IHR) is a reflection of the vibrancy of LJMU’s research culture and its commitment to undertake multidisciplinary research with the potential to improve health locally, nationally and internationally and to impact on health procedures, policy and practice.

Our vision is to establish the IHR as a world-leading institute for health research. We aim to be at the forefront of research from a local to a global level.


The aim of the IHR is to improve human health across the life course by undertaking research, scholarship and knowledge transfer towards a better understanding of disease, healthy behaviours, the prevention of illness, therapeutics and novel technologies and the improvement of community and hospital-based healthcare.

The key themes are:

  • understanding and changing behaviour
  • understanding and treating disease and illness
  • educating the workforce via evidence based practice

The IHR is a hub for all activities related to health including: research, education, knowledge-transfer and collaborative partnerships across LJMU and with key external partners. Our research activities are aligned within individual interest groups.

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Our expertise

The integration of our health research across the LJMU Faculties is a success due to the dedicated engagement of our staff, their willingness for knowledge exchange, the identification of common or complementary research expertise and the discovery of opportunities for collaborative activities such as supervision of postgraduate research students and joint applications for research funding.

The Institute for Health Research areas of expertise:

The Institute facilitates collaboration and new thinking from across this wide range of LJMU Research Institutes, Centres and School research groups:

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