Centre for Research in Health and Society (CRiHS)



The Centre for Research in Health and Society (CRiHS) is part of the Institute of Health at the University of Cumbria. It is a multidisciplinary research centre that contributes to the positive transformation of health and social outcomes by driving excellence in health and social research, evaluation, scholarship and practice. 

CRiHS focuses on inequality in each area of work, finding applied solutions to improve health and social equity, supporting everyone’s equal right to thrive.

If your work supports the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities and you are interested in research-informed practice then please contact us to explore how we might work together.

We have eight themes of research in CRiHS linked to each of our subject groups which you can see on the tab below. Alongside these research themes we have a range of cross cutting research groups open to everyone. We also have an evaluation unit called Health and Society Knowledge Exchange or HASKE.

You can read more about our themes, groups, HASKE and National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration North East and North Cumbria on the tiles below.


Take a look at the CRiHS 2019 to 2020 Annual Report to get a more detailed view of who we are and what we do. 

You can click on the tiles below to find more about our work.


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