Centre for Applied Health Research (CAHR)

Research - Centre - Health Sciences

The Centre for Applied Health Research (CAHR) works across professions and disciplines to conduct and support research that addresses challenges across health, well-being and social care.

Our researchers are experts in nursing, allied health, public health, diagnostic imaging, psychology, mental health and digital information systems.  Our research is largely applied in nature and often uses technology and digital solutions to solve real world problems and make positive changes within society. The impact of our work is considerable or outstanding with our work using social media improving self-management, our digital imaging research improving breast cancer diagnosis, whilst our work in global health has led to systems changes in LMICs for cervical screening and antimicrobial resistance.

Funded by Research Councils, local authorities, NHS bodies and charities, our work covers digital health and imaging, long term conditions, care across the lifecourse, mental health and neurodiversity and health equity and inequalities. We work closely and collaboratively with service users and partners across the NHS, local authorities, the third sector and commercial organisations to ensure our work is relevant and feeds into practice and policy at local, national and international levels. 

For further information on the Centre for Applied Health Research please visit our dedicated website at https://hub.salford.ac.uk/applied-health-research.



Centre for Applied Health Research
University of Salford
Allerton Building
Frederick Road Campus
M6 6PU
United Kingdom

Research Centre Director: Professor Alison Brettle