Interdisciplinary network for culture, health, ethics and society (INCHES)

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Interdisciplinary network for culture, health, ethics and society (INCHES)

Research that aims to improve people’s lives by considering patterns and experiences of health. Researchers in the group investigate healthcare practices, cultures and policies in various contexts, using social science and humanities based methods.

Leads: Dr Liz Brewster and Dr Lisa Ashmore

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The Faculty is pleased to announce that in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), 91% of our Research was judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent, and 100% of our research environment was rated world-leading.



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