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Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy

In 2016 the new Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy (CARe) was established to bring together our expertise from across the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences.

The CARe research is concerned with the health and wellbeing of the whole person. We are known locally, regionally, nationally and internationally for our applied research into the interface between health, wellbeing, housing, criminal justice and social care. We effect social and cultural change by research-informed engagement and practice. We are approachable, work collaboratively, engage with citizens and communities in a constantly changing environment and are grounded in reality.

CARe produces a monthly newsletter and the most recent edition can be downloaded on the right-hand side. For details on how and when to submit, please download the Submissions Deadlines document.

Research within the School is organised into internationally-recognised research groups:

  • Improving outcomes for children, young people and families
  • Mobilities, employment, education and professions
  • Improving the lives of people with long-term conditions
  • Inclusive places, integrated housing, social care and housing, and sustainable living

We attracted over £2M in external grants last year alone, building multiple significant and lasting partnerships and we have a sustained record of influential publications that impact on practice, policy and the economy. We are home to 120 postgraduate research students and citizens, service users, carers and practitioners are consistently involved in the planning, conduct and dissemination of research.

And the secret of our success? We are good to work with, produce useful research and we make a positive difference.

Latest news

Tue 25 Apr 2017

In December, Prof Mark Reed, Professor of Socio-Technical Innovation at Newcastle University and the man behind Fast Track Impact, tweeted some thoughts on how to write a 4* paper for the REF and wrote a blog about it. This post is published here with the author’s permission. How do you write a 4* paper for […]

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Mon 3 Apr 2017

Building upon the successful collaboration from last year, University of Salford will partner with the Economic and Social Research Council, the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University to deliver the ESRC Manchester Festival of Social Science. The aim of the Festival is to showcase Manchester social science research to a broad non-academic audience. Last […]

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Mon 6 Mar 2017

As a researcher, sharing your work is essential to furthering the discussion, development and potentially even funding of your findings. The sheer quantity of guides available on “how to write” and “how to target X journal” perhaps signifying the impact of targeting the right place and the best audience for your research. Before reaching the stage of submitting in […]

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Fri 9 Dec 2016

The University of Salford’s Dean of the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, met with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt as part of trade visit to China to boost collaboration with the country’s health sector. The visit is part of the week -long Department for International Trade (DIT) visit to Hangzhou, Shanghai, Hong […]

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Thu 24 Nov 2016

Anne Leyland a Lecturer in Midwifery at the University of Salford, has been shortlisted for the Sands Award for Bereavement Care at the Royal College of Midwives’ Annual Midwifery Awards. Anne devised the new method using the University’s extensive nursing and midwifery simulation suite because she said traditional teaching methods may not prepare students effectively […]

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Fri 11 Nov 2016

Established in 2004, the Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sectors across the UK and Ireland as the education sector leads a path to efficiency, employability and better quality of life for us all. The education sector is a critical player in ensuring […]

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