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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 5 Jun 2017

Dr John Thompson and Sinead Donnelly won a certificate of merit at this year’s British Nuclear Medicine Society’s annual conference. Sinead is an MSc dissertation student on our MSc Nuclear Medicine (Radiography) at the University of Salford and John is her supervisor. The poster focused on a quantitative assessment of simulated respiratory motion using a […]

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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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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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