The Community and Primary Care research group is based on the university's north campus; a more detailed map is available on our campuses page.
Our group operates within the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research (PIHR) (Faculty of Health) and is headed up by
Professor Richard Byng, who is also a GP within the Plymouth area.
The Community and Primary Care Research Group (CPCRG) is intensively research active and has a strong proven track record of Health Services Research.
Our research is conducted through the involvement of practitioners and the public, who are instrumental in helping to develop focused research questions and in designing projects.
We use a range of research methods (both qualitative and quantitative), to solve pressing and often complex research problems.
Our research is often directed towards those individuals who are the most excluded or disempowered, have mental health problems and have difficulty accessing services.
Explore our themes below to find out more about our current research activity.
NIHR ARC South West Peninsula (PenARC)
The National Institute of Health and Care Research Applied Research Collaboration (PenARC) for the South West Peninsula.
PenARC is a partnership between the University of Plymouth, the University of Exeter and NHS organisations across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.
- Physical activity and tailored support fails to deliver lasting benefits for smokers not ready to quit 6 March 2023
- Research investigates how to reduce male violence against women and girls 15 November 2022
- Study explores links between people taking multiple medications and dementia 12 October 2022
- University awarded funding to support health research in Plymouth 11 October 2022
- New partnership to improve education on Loot boxes 26 April 2022