Institute of Applied Health Research

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

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.

  • NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery

    Running clinical trials and cohort studies, supporting research training and education with the ultimate aim of improving surgical outcomes for patients around the world.

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