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About the Institute

Institute for Health Research

About the Institute and what we do

The IHR was established in 2006 as the virtual home of health research across LJMU, as a reflection of the vibrancy of LJMU’s research culture and its commitment to interdisciplinarity and driven by strategic developments in line with national and international health policy. 

A decade on, the Institute has taken the opportunity to redefine itself in terms of leadership, strategy and activities in light of changes to the internal and external research community and research priorities.

Our research covers a range of health topics from the maintenance of the healthy body and mind (wellbeing, sport and physical activity, nutrition and children’s health), the prevention of illness (interventions, predictions and public health), to the understanding, management and treatment of disease and illness (pharmacy, nursing, pharmacology, biomedical science, therapeutics and health technology).

The structure of the IHR ensures that support is available for both research leaders and researchers.

IHR structure

For more information about the Institute for Health Research, take a look at our brochure and our 2017 report.