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Centres 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 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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Thu 15 Nov 2018

Impact Guidance for REF2021
The initial set of guidance materials for REF2021 (including guidance on submissions and panel guidelines) was published in July 2018 and consultation with the sector was concluded on 15th October 2018. The final guidance is due to be published in January 2019, after which time the University will hold a series of briefing meetings through […]

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