About the Centre for Health and Clinical Research

The Centre for Health and Clinical Research undertakes research to improve the health and wellbeing of our society.

Our research is conducted in collaboration with the public, clinicians, academics and is locally, nationally and internationally located.

The Centre delivers excellent applied research and evaluation, which provides solutions for health and social care challenges. Our activity is supported by researchers working in the fields of complex and long-term healthcare, emergency and critical care, children and young people, with cross-cutting themes including, health, patient and public involvement in research and evaluation and mobilisation knowledge.

The Centre's vision is to conduct excellent research and support it's broad application to benefit the health and wellbeing of individuals and society.

Our work supports the local NHS landscape, Bristol Health Partners, West of England Academic Health Science Network, and the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC West).

Our research excellence was noted in REF2014 as part of UoA3 submission which achieved 70.2% outputs rated world leading - internationally excellent and 93.3% impact rated at this level.

The Centre supports and promotes best practice  in recruitment, retention and promotion of staff via the Athena SWAN initiative. Athena SWAN addresses gender inequalities  in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine in higher education. The University and the Department of Nursing and Midwifery based in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, have achieved  Athena SWAN Bronze Awards.

Centre Director: Professor Fiona Cramp

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