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Department of Health Services Research

Research at the Department

Our research programme explores health and health care using a wide variety of methodologies. Our research is delivered via our two main groups:

Developing, Understanding and Evaluating Complex Interventions and Behaviours Liverpool University Group (DUECIBLU)

DUECIBLU aims to undertake and implement research aimed at improving health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on reducing health inequalities, locally and globally.

The DUECIBLU Group brings together a wide range of applied health and social care researchers. The members share an interest in, and extensive experience of, research into complex health related behaviours and interventions. The group has well established links with specialists in other relevant methodologies.

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Liverpool Reviews and Implementation Group (LRiG)

LRiG conducts clinical and cost effectiveness reviews of new and existing health technologies, and have expertise in the health economics of pharmaceuticals and disease modelling.

LRiG are a dedicated team of experienced health economists, economic modellers, systematic reviewers and statisticians, supported by a programme administration team. With the ethos that good research is conducted by teams rather than individuals, LRiG have fostered many partnerships with clinicians and other research groups and are proactive in building collaborations.

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Collaborations and Projects

The Department hosts some key NIHR funded groups, as well as other national and international projects.

Centre for Advancement in Realist Evaluation and Synthesis (CARES)

CARES operates under the direction of Dr. Justin Jagosh and an advisory board consisting of world experts in realist evaluation and synthesis.

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Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast (CLAHRC NWC)

CLAHRC NWC is the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West. Universities, local authorities, NHS organisations and the public working together to research innovation and deliver projects that will improve public health, wellbeing and quality of care across Cheshire, Merseyside, South Cumbria and Lancashire.

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NIHR Research Design Servce North West

Liverpool is one of 3 NIHR Research Design Service hubs that provides academic support and guidance to the NHS about competitive research grant applications.

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