Welcome to the Centre for Research for Health and Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing Group

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.

Based in Bolton One, a unique tri-partner building the University shares with the Royal Bolton NHS Trust and Bolton Council, the Centre for Research for Health and Wellbeing is based at the heart of its research sphere.

The Centre for Research in Health and Wellbeing is committed to improving the Health and Wellbeing of the communities through research and public engagement. The interactive lectures and the annual conference open to professionals and public alike are aimed to achieve these goals.

Research is based upon collaborative partnerships and community involvement. The team has expertise in evaluation, needs assessment, service user involvement, participation and innovation.

It draws upon expertise from a variety of academic perspectives on current issues relating to health and wellbeing. All research is characterised by partnerships and collaborations in health, and across the public and voluntary sectors.

We are the host organisation for the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing which is a collaboration between the University and a number of regional health trusts, councils and voluntary bodies to support quality research for the health and wellbeing of local communities.

[75% of the University’s research activity in Social Policy (which includes research activity in health)  has been judged to be of international quality or better – with a proportion of research activity in this field judged to be world-leading, in terms of quality, significance and rigour.]