Institute of Health and Community

The Institute of Health and Community (IHC) is a multi-disciplinary institute with a vibrant research culture and a focus on innovation and enterprise. Five main themes define the scope of the Institute:

  • Life-course and ageing
  • Methodological Innovation
  • E-health and Technology in Health and Social Care
  • Health and social care interventions
  • Life-style, Health and Well-being 
Each theme hosts a number of multi-disciplinary research groups which support a number of research areas across the University. 

Acting Director, Institute of Health and Community

Key characteristics

The institute has strong collaborative links with researchers and practitioners across Plymouth University and beyond. Key characteristics of the IHC include:

  • world class research
  • the promotion of research informed teaching and research informed practice
  • innovative methodological approaches and practices
  • proactive engagement with practitioners and organisations who share our ambitions to have a real impact on our communities through use of world class research and facilities
  • a positive and encouraging environment which attracts and supports new researchers and helps facilitate their continuing development.

Global collaboration

The institute acts as a gateway to those undertaking important areas of research and innovation in the areas of health and community at Plymouth University and promotes and builds the work of our research groups, clusters, units and of individuals across the University. We have a strong history of welcoming research partners from different locations across the world, different types of organisation (private, public, charitable and community) and from different academic disciplines.



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