About us

The Centre for Academic Child Health (CACH) is a joint initiative between the University of Bristol (UoB) and University of the West of England (UWE). The aim of the Centre is to promote the academic study of child health through inter-professional collaboration. It is staffed by a multi-professional team committed to research and teaching that makes a difference to paediatric practice, with an emphasis on the understanding of the current health problems of children.(http://www.bristol.ac.uk/academic-child-health/).

The Centre team has expertise in different methodologies (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/academic-child-health/research/research-methods/) and a wide range of health topics (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/academic-child-health/research/research/).

The philosophy of the Centre is to integrate evidence-based research with teaching and policy development, with an outlined Strategy (PDF, 435kB) for the next 5 years.

The Centre is awaiting a new Director to be appointed in the near future.  The Deputy Director is Professor Julie Mytton and the Centre is managed by a steering group, jointly chaired by the head of Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences, Professor Chrissie Thirlwell and the associate dean of the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at UWE, Professor Olena Doran. 

Administratively, the Centre is part of the Bristol Medical School, Health Care Evaluation, at UoB.

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