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The Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR) is an Oxford Brookes University led partnership between key stakeholders to lead and participate in world class research and evidence-based practice. Our goal is to produce knowledge that will enhance the health and wellbeing of the population of Oxford, Oxfordshire, The Thames Valley, and beyond. We have a particular interest in innovation and best practice at the point of care.
OxINMAHR is part of the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery (OSN+M), a unique collaboration that combines education, clinical practice and research across the nursing, midwifery and allied health professions. OxINMAHR provides support as the School's research arm, use its expertise to drive excellence in practice.
Nested within the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre (a partnership between Oxford Brookes University, University of Oxford, Oxford University Hospitals and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trusts), one of only six Department of Health accredited centres of excellence, OxINMAHR forms an essential component of the partners’ vision of translating research to deliver evidence based care and innovation for patient benefit
OxINMAHR researchers take a broad, holistic view of health, to encompass physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, cultural and social elements; and, consider health and illness to occur in the context of family life. Thus, health issues and challenges are viewed as being concerns for individuals, as well as their families and communities.
OxINMAHR researchers see quality health care as a basic human right and the work of the Institute is underpinned by commitments to reduce health inequity and enhance social justice. OxINMAHR researchers recognise the crucial role and potential of nurses and allied health professionals in providing sustainable, cost effective solutions to the health and well-being related challenges facing individuals, families and communities. We embrace a team approach to health care and recognise the value of combining expertise and adopting interdisciplinary approaches to addressing complex problems.
Our researchers have a specialist focus on research that; (i) Enhances patient safety and well-being; (ii) Enhances health equity and social justice; and, (iii) Promotes health workforce resilience and sustainability.