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Research themes

We work collaboratively with the public, partners in academia, and researchers across a wide range of research areas.

We operate across the four main themes of behaviour change, cancer, children and young people, and infections.

We currently have three emerging themes of medical devices, methods and the older person.

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Behaviour change

We are developing and testing interventions to benefit hard to reach and under-researched populations, including patients with Huntington's Disease and people with learning disabilities.

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We have a wide variety of international trials in progress with experience in both solid and blood cancers.

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Children and young people

We help support improvements in the health of children through studies to promote more accurate diagnosis of illness, and trialling novel interventions.

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We work in a range of settings to help reduce antibiotic resistance and test the effectiveness of interventions.

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By focusing on developing innovative methods, we aim to improve the quality of all future research.

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The older person

Responding to a need for high quality research to better serve an ageing population.