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Centre for Health Sciences Research

The Centre for Health Sciences Research is a thriving, truly multidisciplinary group, focused on improving health outcomes through innovation and research. Our impact is reflected in the 2014 REF Impact case studies 2/3 of which were recognised as being of internationally excellent or world leading quality. Although primarily based in a school of health sciences, our members come from a wide range of backgrounds, from physics to physiotherapy, making us well placed to drive forward innovation, research and practice in health in the 21st century.

Our research spans a wide range of areas from gait biomechanics and assistive device design through to clinical rehabilitation, public health, psychology and diagnostic imaging. Much of our work is funded by the EPSRC, NIHR and medical charities and the strength of our work is also reflected in the numerous industrial and sports partners, including Reckitt Benkiser, Chas A Blatchford and the Manchester Institute of Health and Performance.

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Latest news

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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Thu 23 Feb 2017

The OPTIMAX 2016 medical imaging research summer school was held at the University of Salford. This is the fourth rendition of the summer school, with others having been organized at the University of Salford (2013), ESTeSL, Lisbon (2014) and Hanze UAS, Groningen (2015). Each year we distribute the research outcomes either as journal papers or […]

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Mon 13 Feb 2017

Last year I published a manuscript: “Prevalence and assessment of traumatic brain injury in prison inmates: A systematic PRISMA review” in the journal Brain Injury as part of my VC Scholarship award. This month, I was absolutely delighted when the journal Brain Injury awarded my paper the 2016 first place winner of the Henry Stonnington […]

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Tue 7 Feb 2017

Young Salford scientists have been selected to present their research at the House of Commons. Sun Mingxu, 32, and Alix Chadwell, 28, will unveil projects to help stroke patients and amputees respectively at the Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics STEM for Britain event on March 13, 2017. The event is organized by the Parliamentary and Scientific […]

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Tue 10 Jan 2017

  Dr Catherine Thompson has been awarded a Small Research Grant from the Experimental Psychology Society to investigate “The effects of emotion and demand on the Attentional Blink”. Effective allocation of attentional resources is vital to the successful completion of any task and the research will explore how visual attention may be limited under demanding […]

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Mon 24 Oct 2016

  Robert Bendall from the Directorate of Psychology & Public Health has recently been awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Research Scholarship. The Scholarship aims to develop promising early career researchers and the project – Individual differences in emotional processing and their impact on the relationship between emotion and cognition, will build upon recent work in […]

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