The Institute of Nursing and Health Research (INHR) was created in 2005 to organise, coordinate and support research in the School of Nursing and the School of Health Sciences.

Research in the INHR is conducted in three Research Centres:

The overall research objective of the INHR is to conduct high quality, strategic and applied research relevant to the health and social wellbeing of people, through a range of creative and appropriate methodologies.

Our Research Strategy aligns with the University’s Research and Impact Strategy and embraces the interdisciplinary theme of creating healthy communities. Hence our vision is to engage in cutting edge, interdisciplinary research that is internationally excellent in order to provide answers and solutions to some of the key health problems and thereby enhance the health and well-being of people in Northern Ireland and beyond.

The impact of our research is central to what we do. Our work on person-centred care has provided methodologies, models and tools that healthcare practitioners use worldwide.

We continue to work closely with clinicians in the NHS Trusts in Northern Ireland. This includes maintaining and creating joint appointments. We support staff and post-graduate researchers (PGRs) to engage in impact activities from the development of their research proposals to disseminating and implementing the findings.