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Welcome to the website of the University of Ulster’s Institute of Nursing and Health Research. The Institute has a vibrant culture of research and scholarship with over thirty researchers and thirteen professors based on the Jordanstown, Coleraine and Magee campuses of the University.


Our vision is to be world-leading in research and development that enhances the knowledge, expertise and engaged scholarship of nursing, midwifery, public health and allied health professions research. We work to achieve our vision by:

  • undertaking high quality strategic and applied research through a range of creative and appropriate methodologies;
  • by contributing towards the development of models, conceptual frameworks and theories relevant to policy, practice and education;
  • by providing consultancy on service evaluation and developments, in partnership with statutory, private and voluntary organisations;
  • by educating and training high calibre research students, within the context of providing a high profile community for seminars, master classes, workshops, lectures and conferences;
  • by engaging actively in knowledge transfer at local, national and international levels;
  • and demonstrating the impact of new knowledge through innovation and development.  

Our strategic framework and operational plan underpin all research activities in the INHR, and delivered through five Research Centres with each one being led by an internationally recognised expert in the field:

The INHR has approximately 90 doctoral students working with us – visit our doctoral programme pages for further information and profiles of many of our students and their work.  In addition our visiting scholars programme ensures we maximise our international connections and engagement with international experts, visit  to see their profiles.  We have an annual programme of events and you can read more about these at

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