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As one of the leading academic institutions for health promotion research in the UK, the Centre for Health Promotion has the following aims:

  • To maintain a broad and integrated programme of health promotion research which addresses local, national and international issues;
  • To develop research capacity and support practice-based health promotion research; with a particular focus upon practice within communities drawing upon the role of Health Together;
  • To develop collaborative research, locally, nationally and internationally, which advances the evidence base for health promotion;
  • To disseminate and research widely through reports, journals, seminars, newsletters etc.; and to influence policy and practice via engagement with relevant organisations;
  • To provide a forum for exchanging ideas on the principles and practice of health promotion research. 

We have been commissioned to conduct research and evaluation by organisations such as NICE, Public Health England, NHS Health Scotland, Department of Health, Department for Transport, Local Government and the NIHR as well as third sector organisations, like Shelter, Hamara and the Jigsaw Visitors' Centre at HMP Leeds. 

As a discipline, health promotion is inherently broad and multi-disciplinary and staff research reflects this spectrum of activity.  Although not an exhaustive list, members of the team have a wide range of expertise in areas such as: community health and well-being; empowerment; gender and health promotion; prison health; workplace health and well-being; healthy schools; physical activity; the health promotion workforce; global health and health inequalities.  Moreover, staff have experience in supporting research that uses a wide range of methodological approaches, including participatory methods.

Research Themes

View our research themes in this document.

Recent Projects

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