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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

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Based on REF2014 data, a 4* impact case study is estimated to be worth at least £324,000 to an institution in QR funding over the course of the REF cycle. This is the equivalent value of around 5 to 6 outputs. Given that the weighting for impact has increased in REF2021 from 20% to 25% […]

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Tue 23 Jul 2019

Impact Action Plan Update
Following the successful implementation of the Impact Case Study Action Plans with our identified REF impact case study leads during 2018/19, this process will be continued and expanded in the new academic year 2019/20. The aim of these Plans is to set a number of SMART objectives to guide our case study leads through the […]

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Tue 11 Jun 2019

Festival of Research – A Showcase for Research Impact
The Festival of Research is month-long programme that showcases the research being carried out across the University of Salford and brings together academics, students, industry and the public. The Festival launches this year on 17th June and continues for a month with each week focusing on a different theme or audience: Week 1: Researcher Training […]

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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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