Leeds Institute of Health Sciences has a national and international reputation for the methodological rigour and innovation of its research which is overwhelmingly problem-driven and applied. Our primary aim is to develop and apply the best available methods to address health and healthcare challenges of national and international importance. 

Applied Health Research has five main sub-themes:

An extensive network of national and international collaborations (including in developing countries) is fundamental to our research.  We integrate Personal and Public Involvement perspectives throughout the development, conduct and dissemination of our research to the wider public. 

LIHS research strategy


Institute Research Lead: Professor Robbie Foy


Postgraduate Research Students

Postgraduate students from the UK and overseas may study for research degrees in a wide range of health related areas. More information about postgraduate research in the institute.