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Our research

Challenging boundaries. Transforming lives.

The world-class research delivered by the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society is focused on improving the health, wellbeing and life chances of societies across the globe.

As thought leaders, our work is globally recognised for pushing the boundaries of innovation to make vital discoveries in health and wellbeing. We have approximately 200 leading academics working alongside key organisations, such as the World Health Organization and the Department of Health, to unearth solutions to the greatest life challenges affecting societies today.

Successful partnership working and annual funding of £13.5m supports us to extend the impact of our studies, through both active practice on the ground, and an impressive body of published work.

The Institute is based at the main University of Liverpool campus, where our collaborative learning environment and state-of-the-art facilities support our team to deliver world-class research results.

The Institute of Psychology, Health and Society is divided into three academic departments:

Health Services Research

Our specialists use wide-ranging methods to explore the major issues surrounding health service provision in a range of settings and domains in our communities. Read more

Public Health & Policy

Covering subjects from medical and health sciences to history and civic design, our experts are actively involved in research, education, and health service work related to promoting the health of the public. Read more

Psychological Sciences

With expertise in experimental, applied and clinical psychology, our experts are brought together across several research groups that drive developments in psychology, psychiatry and behavioural medicine. Read more