Institute of Applied Health Research

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

The control '' has raised the following error:
Cannot perform runtime binding on a null reference

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 Affiliated to IAHR

  • 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.

  • 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 Research Design Service

    The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) provides free and confidential advice on research design, writing funding applications and public involvement, to health and social care researchers across England.

  • Centre for the Economics of Obesity

    Our vision is to generate economic evidence that justifies investment and puts the reduction and prevention of obesity at the heart of all local and national government policy.


Leading the way in women’s health research


Our experts are improving treatment and saving lives.


Our researchers