Our research aims to transform health and social care services so that they are proactive rather than reactive in addressing population health.
Our activity supports the Manchester devolution agenda, Public Health’s commitment to working with local authorities, the NHS and voluntary community sector, and the use of behavioural science to produce change.
We have six research groups:
- Applied Psychology and Behaviour Change – research that informs and evaluates interventions that aim to improve people’s lives, with a focus on national policies on health, wellbeing and sustainability.
- Thriving Communities – researchers within this group engage with issues faced by individuals, families, communities and professionals. The work is underpinned by a participatory and social justice approach.
- Communication Disability – researchers within this group carry out collaborative research into communication disability and service provision for people with communication disability and their families.
- Musculoskeletal – our research activity is centred around knee dysfunction, spinal dysfunction, musculoskeletal interventions, and clinical and economic outcomes.
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