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Living Well

Our Living Well experts are drawn from across many subject areas, including sports science, psychology, marketing, economics and health to look at improving global well-being – allowing people to maintain, attain or regain good health.

Major research projects include exploring the impact of alcohol licensing and tobacco plain packaging, establishing how to help people live well with dementia and ensuring the best nursing and cancer care is delivered to patients.

Related research programmes

Ageing and Dementia

The world's population is living longer, presenting challenges to health, long-term care and economies. By investigating the health and social wellbeing of communities, our research results in positive change.

Health and Behaviour

Human behaviour is having an impact on health. We explore behaviours that can improve lives, and influence policy to drive change.

Mobile Cognition

By investigating how human brains work in the real world, we offer a new perspective on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions.

Contextual Learning in Humans and Machines

Intelligent machines are making increasingly sophisticated decisions, but, without context, they bring risk. We seek to enhance machine-based decision-making to positively impact society.

See all 12 of our research programmes

Take a closer look at all of our research programmes and see how we're working to make a difference for individuals and communities nationally and internationally. 

Impact highlights

Tom Di Virgilio

PhD profile – Tom Di Virgilio

Read more about our research into the true impact of heading a football, which was featured in a major BBC documentary investigating the links between football and dementia.

Read more about Tom Di Virgilio

More research themes

Cultures, Communities and Society

Striving to bring communities together in mutually-beneficial ways.

Cultures, Communities and Society

Global Security and Resilience

Providing the world's population with a sustainable way of living. 

Global Security and Resilience