The purpose of our research is to improve the quality of services and outcomes for patients through studies concerned with individual clinical needs, service delivery and organisation and the wider social and policy context of care.
Our research crosses the life span from health maintenance and disease prevention through to end of life care, reaching out to local and global communities with the objectives of improving health and well-being through efficient, effective and safe delivery of care. We undertake cutting edge research of the highest rigour to develop, evaluate and implement significant interventions and treatments, and build knowledge to transform and lead policy and practice in the following areas;
All our work is underpinned by 3 cross cutting principles:
- Engagement with patient and user perspectives
- Commitment to conceptual and methodological innovation
- Attention to the policy relevance and practical application of our findings