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Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy

Welcome to CARe

The Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy (CARe) is a multi-disciplinary Research Centre based within the University of Salford. Our work seeks to understand the complex challenges facing people, communities, services and places and create innovative responses. We are engaged in work which aims to alleviate health and social injustices and bring about positive change through engaged research and practice.

The CARe approach is grounded in principles of collaboration, co-production and critical analysis in order to support the development positive changes in health, wellbeing and society.

Clients, commissioners and funders include international and national funding agencies, government departments and agencies, local authorities, charities and foundations, international organisations, and the private sector. We offer research expertise covering a wide range of qualitative, quantitative, digital and experimental methods, evaluation, policy advice and guidance, and consultancy.

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Latest news

Mon 18 Jun 2018

Salford is holding its inaugural Festival of Research this year between 25th June and 20th July 2018 across the campus. The aim of the Festival is to showcase and celebrate Salford’s diverse research and its impact to a wider audience and will encourage both researchers and the general public to become involved. In the week […]

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Fri 11 May 2018

According to Fast Track Impact’s calculations (see: http://www.fasttrackimpact.com/single-post/2017/02/01/How-much-was-an-impact-case-study-worth-in-the-UK-Research-Excellence-Framework for further details), the best impact submissions to REF2014, i.e. those achieving a 4* star narrative case study, had a currency exchange of some £324,000 (£46,300 per year between 2015/16-2021/22). By contrast, a 4* research output was typically valued at between £5,000-£25,000. Generally speaking, impact case studies […]

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Tue 10 Apr 2018

As the REF draws ever closer, thoughts are now turning to impact and how to ensure that the University’s research is demonstrating impact beyond academia and making a real difference in the wider world. This raises a number of questions about what constitutes impact and impact evidence, where this should be stored, when it should […]

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Mon 9 Apr 2018

A leading scholar in sociology and criminology specialising in audiences, consumers, technology, fans, sport and games has been conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.Garry Crawford, Professor within the School of Health & Society is one of 58 leading social scientists awarded the Fellowship this year. He is only the fifth at […]

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Wed 21 Mar 2018

One way of effectively demonstrating the impact that your research has had on your stakeholders is to collect testimonial evidence. This generally takes the form of a letter from a collaborator on headed paper, although e-mails are also acceptable. It can sometimes feel awkward to ask collaborators to write corroborating statements of this kind and […]

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Wed 21 Mar 2018

The CARe newsletter recently received a new look following feedback from colleagues across the School. It is hoped that the redesigned format will help readers to understand more about the wide range of work that the Centre does and, as a result, prove useful in engaging with external partners. CARe has an internationally recognised profile […]

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