Welcome to the Centre for Research for Health and Wellbeing
The Centre for Research for Health and Wellbeing undertakes high quality research which relates to professional agendas and social issues connected to the health and wellbeing of groups and individuals.
Our research is based upon collaborative partnerships and community involvement. We have expertise in evaluation, needs assessment, service user involvement, participation and innovation.
The Centre draws upon expertise from a variety of academic perspectives on current issues relating to health and wellbeing. All of our research is characterised by partnerships and collaborations in health, and across the public and voluntary sectors.
We are the host organisation for the Bolton Research Forum for Health and Wellbeing which is a collaboration between the University, Bolton Primary Care Trust, Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust, Bolton Council, and the local voluntary sector to support quality research for the health and wellbeing of local communities.
The Centre's research in health and wellbeing has been judged to be amongst the best in the world according to the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
75% of research activity in Social Policy (which includes research activity in health, physical activity and social history) has been judged to be of international standard or better – with a proportion of research activity in this field judged to be world-leading, in terms of quality, significance and rigour.