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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

Tue 21 May 2019

Guidance on collecting impact evidence
If you are looking to generate impact from your research, please ensure that you engage from the start with the University Impact, Engagement and Environment Coordinator, Emma Sutton, and your School Impact Coordinator** so that the impact can be tracked and evidenced on an ongoing basis. Key points to consider when you start a new […]

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Mon 15 Apr 2019

Preparing for impact peer review
This month we are conducting an internal peer review of our potential impact case studies in preparation for REF2021. Twenty of these will subsequently be selected for external peer review in June. Each Unit of Assessment (UoA) team has been asked to assign at least two reviewers to each impact case study (1 x Lead […]

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Tue 19 Mar 2019

Refining your impact case studies
Our potential case study leads for REF2021 have recently submitted the second draft of their impact case studies, which will be assessed as part of an internal peer review process in April. Twenty of these will then also be selected for external peer review in June. At this stage in the process, feedback from colleagues […]

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Mon 18 Feb 2019

Confirmed Impact Guidance for REF2021
With less than 2 years to go until our REF submission (deadline: Friday, 27th November 2020), the final set of guidance materials for REF2021 (including guidance on submissions and panel guidelines) was published on 31 January 2019 following wide consultation with the sector in late 2018. The final guidance documentation is available at www.ref.ac.uk/publications/ What […]

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Mon 21 Jan 2019

Research Impact Fund – Special Call
To support researchers at Salford in becoming more ‘impactful’, the University operates an internal Research Impact Fund, which offers: • up to £1000 that must be match-funded by your School/Research Centre, to individuals and groups in support of activities that reflect the University’s desire to increase the impact and reach of its research, and/or highlight […]

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Tue 4 Dec 2018

2019 preparations and ‘REF readiness’
With Christmas fast approaching, here in the REF team we are already turning our attention to 2019 and considering how our REF readiness activities will start to take shape. In terms of our preparations around impact, the new year will herald a raft of targeted activities to help ensure that our case study submission in […]

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