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Department of Health Services Research

About the Department

We undertake applied health services research specialising in the evaluation of interventions and evidence syntheses. Our researchers work in a wide range of contexts, from general medical and dental practice to vision services and palliative care. We have common interests in qualitative, quantitative, systematic review, bioethics and clinical trial methodologies, and researching peoples’ behaviour within the context of social groups and their environment. We have a particular interest in research which is relevant to low socio-economic populations.

Our work is underpinned by a strong emphasis on public / service involvement. The Department hosts both CLAHRC NWC and the NW Research Design Service.