Members of our two Research Centres are widely published in the fields of nursing, psychology, physiotherapy, social work, social care, and speech and language pathology.

In collaboration with our Faculty partner, the Centre for Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (CIKE), our members bring together an impressive array of research and business collaboration.

Reflecting the demands placed on policy makers, employers, and public services, we rely on an integrated approach to research and the issues affecting individuals, communities and populations. This helps us to deliver successful collaborative research projects across our extensive regional, national and international networks.

Our Research Centres

Health: Disability, Ageing and Wellbeing (HDAW)

We look at all aspects of healthcare and wellbeing, from the physiological through to social, community and diversity implications.

Social Change: Community Wellbeing (SCCW)

We focus on social change within communities, workplaces and households, and implications for well-being across the life course. 

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Research Excellence Framework

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. It measures the quality of outputs, the reach and significance of impact and the sustainability of the research environment.

In REF 2014, we made submissions to Unit of Assessment 22 (Social Work and Social Policy) and Unit of Assessment 3 (Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy) in collaboration with colleagues across Manchester Met.

Allied Health Professions research at Manchester Metropolitan University ranked 12th out of 94 universities in the UK. Over 60% of our outputs were deemed internationally excellent or world leading, and 100% of our impact was graded as internationally excellent or world leading.

In Social Work and Social Policy, 60% of our outputs were rated as internationally excellent or world leading, and the strength of our research environment was commended.

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