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RIHS: Research Institute in Healthcare Science

The Research Institute in Healthcare Science (RIHS) is a cross-school initiative supporting interdisciplinary research with appropriate critical mass, and providing a platform for the development and promotion of healthcare science research activities. Contact us on 01902 321129 to discuss our work.

Research groups


The University has invested heavily in the recruitment of research active staff and the provision of high quality research facilities, including a £1.6m investment in provide world-class biomedical science laboratory accommodation and new build support for psychology and exercise physiology research.

Ensuring theory becomes practice

There is a distinctive emphasis trying to ensure that the findings of academic research are quickly and effectively translated into clinical practice. And there is close collaboration with local NHS Trusts including the National Cancer Research Institute-funded Black Country Cancer Research Network.