We conduct world leading research to address fundamental health inequalities, improve health outcomes and quality of life. Our research focuses on services and systems for health and wellbeing, operating at the community and population level. Our work covers healthy members of the public as well as patients.
We're seeking to understand how to improve the systems that society needs to put in place to promote, sustain and protect health, prevent disease and care for the sick.
Primary Care & Mental Health
How do we build synergy between efforts to promote physical and mental wellbeing, prevent ill health and support recovery and rehabilitation? How might we clarify what ‘community’ means to people, and ensure that ‘community-based’ approaches can adequately tackle social and economic determinants, structural inequalities and human rights abuses?
Health Data Science
The increasingly large amount of healthcare data currently collected opens the door to exciting challenges and opportunities. The application of complex statistical approaches can be used to optimise the information available, with the primary goal of improving healthcare delivery processes and interventions in our community and beyond. We focus on the development and application of statistical techniques and clinical trials methodology to address a variety of healthcare problems.
We have an international reputation in tackling some of the major psychological issues facing society today such as development in childhood, healthy living, perceptions of and actions on the world around us and responding to critical and major incidents (including sexual and violent crime and terrorist attacks). Our overarching research aim is to advance theory and drive innovation to identify solutions with real world impact.
Public Health, Policy and Systems
Our research aims are to understand the pathways that lead to inequalities in health and in access to health services; and thereby develop and evaluate interventions at the community and population levels to ensure health and wellbeing for all. We also strive to engage policy and practice communities to ensure policy-relevance; and support the incorporation of our evidence to directly benefit people in their day-to-day lives
School of Health Sciences
Provides professional healthcare education and training to people at all stages of their careers in diagnostic radiography, nursing, occupational therapy, orthoptics, physiotherapy and therapeutic radiography and oncology. Our clinicians and students produce leading research that is innovative and impactful for patients and clinical services.
The Appetite and Obesity group has contributed evidence to support the new government obesity and food policy developments.
Institute psychologists create a unique set of resources to help address the challenges faced by front-line workers responding to COVID-19.
Accreditations and partnerships
Our local and global partnerships provide vital support to our research activity.
The Wellcome Trust exists to improve health by helping great ideas to thrive. Wellcome is an independent global charitable foundation.
Liverpool Health Partners
Liverpool Health Partners' mission is to improve population health outcomes and economic productivity in Cheshire and Merseyside.
National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR)
NIHR is the nation's largest funder of health and care research and provides the people, facilities and technology that enables research to thrive.
Athena SWAN Silver Award
We're proud to hold the Athena SWAN Silver Award, recognising our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.