Research Themes and Sustainable Development Goals

Our research is embedded in the following University research themes, a unique set of areas that key into our goals as a civic university undertaking internationally significant research with local relevance, and as researchers engaged in the pursuit of excellence. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals badges represent our research and collaborations in terms of their contribution to the issues the world faces today and into the future.

“Rurality is a principal theme at UoL, and a key aspect of the university’s Civic Mission. The Lincoln International Institute for Rural Health is a bold new initiative borne out of the recognition that rural populations face complex health challenges that are not faced to the same degree by their urban counterparts. Ultimately, these unique challenges require transdisciplinary approaches to fully address the multi-faceted factors inherent in them”.

Professor Frank Tanser, Director of the Lincoln International Institute for Rural Health

The Lincoln International Institute for Rural Health (LIIRH) is a bold new endeavour focusing on complex health challenges affecting rural populations at a local and international level. Research at LIIRH is supported at a local level by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership and the National Centre for Rural Health and Care, both of which are headquartered in Lincoln. On an international level, LIIRH’s research is supported by a network of academic partners located in Germany, Canada, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, South Africa, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Australia.

LIIRH is building a strong research portfolio principally focusing on the following key areas:

a) Prevention, early detection and screening

b) Chronic care, chronic disease and disadvantaged populations

c) Health metrics and disease modelling.

In line with the University of Lincoln’s exciting Civic Mission to combine global with local concerns, the key thematic areas align with the UN Sustainable Goals and the university’s local industrial strategy.

LIIHR Research Areas Information Graphic