Improving the health and wellbeing of Bradford and the Yorkshire region

Welcome to the Wolfson Centre for Applied Healthcare Research

Who are we?

The Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research (WCAHR) will bring together health professionals and researchers to develop quicker ways of translating research into benefits for patients.

It will help catalyse cutting-edge science to improve the health and wellbeing of people in our communities and be a national and international exemplar in turning great academic research into better health care for people in the city of Bradford and the wider Yorkshire region.

Quite simply, it will drive research as a force for change in improving Yorkshire’s health and wellbeing.

Where are we?

Located beside Bradford Royal Infirmary, it will bring together researchers from the Universities of Leeds and Bradford with clinicians from Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Our Research Themes

The Centre’s key aims are to improve the health and wellbeing of children and the elderly, and the safety of patients in hospitals and clinics.

By combining the expertise of health researchers with clinicians who have daily contact with patients, the centre will ensure that its findings are put rapidly into practice – resulting in better health and social care for those who need it most, right here in Yorkshire.

Explore our website to find out more about one of the most exciting academic initiatives in the world.