Delivering research excellence together

The Bradford Institute for Health Research (BIHR) is one of the leading centres for clinical and applied health research in the UK. Our people-powered research has built a City of Research that fosters innovation and cutting-edge science.

About us

More than 60,000 Bradfordians are involved in life course studies such as Born in Bradford and Age of Wonder. BIHR hosts the internationally leading NIHR Patient Safety Research Collaboration, the world-beating Ageing and Stroke Research unit, the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Yorkshire and Humber and the NIHR Patient Recruitment Centre Bradford. Connected Bradford is one of the most exciting large data programmes in Europe. The Improvement Academy and the Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research support the translation of research into policy and practice to make sure our research saves lives.

Our research areas

Born in Bradford is an internationally-recognised research programme which aims to find out what keeps families healthy and happy.
The Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research (ASR) is a leading health and social care research centre with a reputation for addressing key questions relevant to ageing and stroke.
The vision of the NIHR Patient Safety Research Collaboration Y&H is to co-produce, implement and evaluate innovative solutions to make care safer for patients and their families.

Understanding the research journey

Find out how to conduct research in the NHS and our Trust.

Our latest news

ARC Yorkshire & Humber is pleased to share the NIHR and DHSC has confirmed that YH ARC has received an 18-month costed extension, until the end of March 2026.
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded a major new research grant to help improve population health and reduce inequalities.

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Events and training

In this Lunch & Learn hosted by the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Y&H, you will hear from Jen Syson, Research Matron and Senior Research Leader for the NIHR, who will draw on her own experiences to explore routes into a research delivery career.
In this online training session, delivered by the Improvement Academy, participants will learn how to use a systematic, evidence-based mortality review programme that can drive improvement in the quality and safety of patient care
In this online introductory masterclass, delivered by the Improvement Academy, participants will learn more about HUSH safety huddles in the Care Homes sector.