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 brings internal and external research agendas together locally, nationally and globally to transform lives. CRiHS focuses on inequality in each area of work, finding applied solutions to alleviate or prevent health and social inequalities, supporting everyone’s equal right to thrive.
If your work supports the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities and are interested in research-informed practice then please contact us to explore how we might work together.
We have two main themes of work in Applied Health Research and Applied Social Science Research. Alongside this we have the Health and Society Knowledge Exchange team who conduct commercial evaluations and offer evaluation consultancy.
Eight cross cutting strands span all our work:
- Lifespan perspective
- Participation and co-production including the Young Researchers Network
- Global issues
- Workforce development
- Research methods including the Practitioner Action Research Hub (led by Charlotte Hardacre)
- Higher education pedagogy
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.
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