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Who we are… 

The Institute brings together more than 150 researchers from across Brunel University London's’ three Colleges, combining social, health and environmental sciences with engineering and design to enable novel, cross-disciplinary research approaches.

We are experienced collaborators, regularly working with health and social care providers, governments, industries and the community, and founding members of several influential research consortia.

We are an integral part of West London biomedical care networks thanks to our partnership with Imperial College Healthcare Partners  and our involvement with the Cumberland Initiative , a Brunel-led “spin out” venture involving more than ten other Universities which aims to transform the quality and cost of NHS care delivery through simulation, modelling and systems thinking.

What we do…

Our vision is to be a recognised leader of environmental and health-related research that contributes to the creation and development of sustainable, secure and healthy societies.

Our Mission is to carry out fundamental and applied research that will improve our environments, health and wellbeing and promote social justice.

Our multidisciplinary research teams aim to further understanding of the mechanisms by which social, cultural and natural environments influence the health and wellbeing of people, and the consequences of these influences.

We will develop knowledge and understanding that addresses diverse challenges to health and wellbeing throughout the life course and across cultures, societies, social groups and global regions.

True to our namesake, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, we are developing new methods, technologies, products and services to deliver solutions-focused research that enhances health and wellbeing, and that builds and maintains the integrity of our natural environments and our social resilience.

We study environmental quality, health and health and social care as experienced in everyday settings by everyday people producing results that are built to work in the real world – not just in a research environment.