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Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Salford: Research and Evaluation

What is it?

Manchester Metropolitan University

At Manchester Metropolitan University we are the top new university in the UK for the power of our allied health research. We had the seventh largest increase in market share in REF2014 and 100% of the impact of our health research is rated world-leading and internationally excellent. Our Research Centre for Health, Psychology and Communities includes health care, social and social care and social work, and focusses on research that helps people to live well with the conditions they have. We are amongst the world-leaders for musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and speech and language therapy, and have expert groups on ageing, mental health, marginalisation, and stress and performance. Our health science researchers have a focus on developing solutions for fatal conditions such as stroke, heart disease, HIV, diabetes and dementia. We listen to your priorities and we work with you using our expertise to plan, design and implement methodologies and evaluations.

University of Salford

The University of Salford and the Schools of Health and Society and Health Sciences have a breadth and depth of expertise in research, including design, methodologies, patient and public involvement, practice learning and education, leadership, rehabilitation, housing, foot and ankle biomechanics, breast imaging, sport, public health, occupational therapy, well being and physical activity. Both Schools also have expertise in consultancy, data analysis, service improvement and transformation. The work of the University of Salford's Health, Wellbeing and Society Industry Collaboration Zone and Institute of Dementia also contribute to research, practice , change and impact. We are therefore able to offer significant input in this area.

Why do it?

Manchester Metropolitan University

Research has a high value to society, helping to fill gaps in knowledge, inform practice and provide important information about disease trends, risk factors, outcomes of treatment or public health interventions, functional abilities, patterns of care, and health care costs and use. Research can give important insights which help in informing your system leadership and strategy.

The NHS Five Year Forward View sets out clearly the case for major system innovations and ways of working. An evaluation from a University can help you to identify areas for improvement, helping to maximise quality and minimise costs and ultimately will help you realize your goals more efficiently.

University of Salford

- Contribute to service improvement and redesign.

- Support workforce transformation and understand needs of population and scope of new roles/ways of working.

- Supports outcomes such as demonstrating patient benefit / satisfaction, value, financial considerations.

- Provides evidence base for practice and interventions.

- Strengthens links between academics and practice and offers authentic and real world solutions.

- Supports staff in their career development as practitioners / leaders and innovators.


Manchester Metropolitan University

We provide bespoke and tailored quotations for research and evaluation and costs will vary dependant upon the piece of work. We have success in gaining funding from external partners and would be happy to explore collaborative funding opportunities.

University of Salford

Costs will vary dependant upon service or training.

How to take forward:

Manchester Metropolitan University

For further information please visit the research centre page or contact us via for enquiries or email

University of Salford


Updated: October 2019