OxINMAHR

Director: Professor Paul Carding

Contact: pcarding@brookes.ac.uk

About us

The Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR) is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary Research Institute which comprises a community of scholars who share a passion to identify, examine and implement best quality health care within our areas of expertise.

Our common goal is to produce world-class health-related translational research that will impact upon health and social care delivery and clinical practice. Our aims are to:

  • produce high quality research which aligns with NHS, NIHR, Government and International health and social care priorities
  • facilitate multi-disciplinary research collaboration and integration to maximise impact
  • develop research capacity within and across professions, disciplines and departments
  • build sustainable national and international research collaborations.

If you have a particular interest in any aspect of our work then please visit the appropriate research group (see below) and "our leadership" page for direct contact details.

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Areas of Research Excellence

Led by Dr Johnny Collett
Internationally recognised for their research on how exercise and physical activity is delivered for people with long-term neurological conditions


Led by Professor Eila Watson
Internationally recognised as a leading group in cancer survivorship research.


Led by Dr Sarah Bekaert
Internationally recognised for their research on child and family health, with particular expertise in child and young people safeguarding.


Led by Professor David Foxcroft
Internationally recognised for their research into the causes, consequences, and prevention of poor physical and mental health.


Research centres and groups

Our research centres incorporate a number of research groups and it is common for individual researchers to belong to several groups. This reflects our philosophy that many areas of health research require a multi-disciplinary approach. We also believe that this mixing of senior and junior researchers from different disciplines enables comprehensive health research development and maximises potential impact of our work.

The Oxford Academic Health Partnership

The Oxford Academic Health Partnership provides key opportunities for collaborative research which has national policy and practice impact. Our key research partners in Oxford are:

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo
University of Oxford logo
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust logo
NHS Health Education England logo
Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School logo

Annual Reports and Strategic Plan 2020-2025