About the Institute

Our vision is to attract – and retain – the very best researchers to our world-class facilities who will go on to produce original and distinctive globally leading research, with the ultimate goal of improving human health and wellbeing.

Murray Learning Centre in Autumn


The Institute of Applied Health Research is structured into four cross-cutting, multi-disciplinary research areas:


The staff at the Institute of Applied Health Research make a significant contribution to undergraduate and graduate medical education in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham. 

The Institute also has an extensive teaching and learning programme aimed at building research capacity in our four defined themes and providing skills for people already working in the health sector. These include post-graduate taught courses, research degrees and short courses. Masters courses in Public Heath, Health Economics and Clinical Trials are offered, enabling graduates to become leaders in their respective fields.