Welcome to the University of Plymouth’s Institute of Health and Community (IHC) a multi-disciplinary Institute with a vibrant research culture and a focus on innovation and client-focused research. The key areas of research below define the scope of the Institute and reflect our expertise, scholarly interests and passions:
- applied health including developing and evaluating health care for vulnerable groups, patient care, rehabilitation including quality and safety
- public health, health promotion and wellbeing
- eHealth and technology
- societal and global health challenges
- methodological skills
- lifelong learning and social justice.
Members of the IHC come from a diverse range of disciplines including clinical academics, health and social care practitioners, academics, education and public services. The IHC has 12 research groups, facilitating inter-discipline and cross-faculty research. In addition, we are home to four forums/initiatives in collaboration with the NHS, local authority and charities and businesses: South West Clinical Schools, Public Health Forum, Global Collaboration Initiative and the University of Plymouth Centre for Innovations in Health and Social Care; a Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence.
We work closely with the University of Plymouth’s Cognition Institute, the Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine and The Arts Institute in jointly developing funding bids, publishing and in hosting training and conferences.
Throughout the year, the IHC runs a wide range of events and seminar series focused on wide-ranging topics including the development of complex interventions, methodological issues, nutrition, education, masterclasses in vision, and Global Health cafés.
Our events are open to all, advertised on our web pages and we warmly invite you to come and participate.
IHC Seminar Series
- Dietetics, Human Nutrition and Health Research Group Seminar Series 28 March 2019 17:30 - 20:00
- Auto/Biography, Space and Community 1 April 2019 14:00 - 17:00
- Writing and Making an Impact workshops 8 April 2019 13:30 - 16:30
- Occupational Science/Occupational Therapy Seminar Series 29 April 2019 13:00 - 14:00
- Writing and Making an Impact workshops 13 May 2019 13:30 - 16:30
Some of our ongoing research...
A novel intervention for supporting prisoners with common mental health problems to achieve their goals.
University and peer researchers have developed a system of care that aims to help people in prison, leading up to and following the release. We want to know how well this package of care is working and whether it can be improved.
This NIHR funded Programme aims to help primary care and community based mental health services work more closely together by developing a system of collaborative care based in GP surgeries for people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Learning and Social Justice through the life-course
eHealth and technology
Comparative Social Policy
Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions
Dietetics, Human Nutrition and Health
Participation In Everyday Life
Eye and Vision Sciences
Innovations in PAtient Care and qualiTy (ImPACT)
Maternal and Family Health