Our Areas of

Health research covers a wide area, click through to explore what research studies might interest you.

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Your questions about research answered

We know you may have questions and be unsure about what it means to take part in a health research study

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The impact of your help

Learn more about the impact of your help with health research

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Why become a Research Volunteer

Find out what it means to be a City of Research volunteer

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Be Part of Research

Who should join

In short…everyone should consider joining!
We all face different health challenges during our lives and will certainly know friends and family who are affected. This is perhaps the best starting point, to think about your health and that of those around you. See if you can relate to one of the 14 areas of health research that we want to focus on.

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Why join

To make a difference!
Health research improves the quality of all our lives. Without your support and involvement we can’t run the studies or trials that are so important. You might only need to give up a small amount of your time to help the research have a big impact.
Click to the following button to hear the testimonial stories from volunteers who have joined;


How to join

Simply click the Join button!
We will need you to complete a simple registration form. It’s highly secure and your details will not be shared with anyone else. Once you have joined we will send you information about various research projects and our newsletter. You can decide if any of these interest you and if you have any spare time to get involved.
Click the following button to find out more about what joining means;

What joining means
Join our City of Research Registry

Our Research champions


Hear from key people championing health research across our District

 Research Experts

Leading health researchers talk about their experiences and the importance of your help

Research Volunteers

Watch stories from some amazing people who have volunteered their help

Who are the Partners in City of Research

Why City of Research is so
important for our community?

  • Improve health and wellbeing for our local communities and beyond
  • Enhance the research opportunities and equity for our population to take part in research
  • Speed up our journey of discovery and innovation
  • Break new ground in the way we improve both physical health and mental wellbeing
  • Understand and tackle the causes of ill-health
  • Reduce health and education inequalities
  • Work across all communities and organisations to embed research and innovation in everything we do
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Guide to
Research across the city

The map illustrates the location of some of the key partners involved so far in City of Research.


3 June 2024

Bradford leap-frogs London, Oxford and Cambridge to top UK medical research table for first time

City transformed from ‘neglected backwater’ of health research into global leader, as Bradfordians advance medical science in record numbers BRADFORD has consolidated its position at the forefront of world-class, people-powered…
Born in Bradford 0pen Space Event Born in Bradford will be hosting an open space event to share information about our research. This is a drop in event where you can speak to staff from various research projects. There will be no presentations or workshops, but instead there will be conversations about the work we are doing and some key findings. Booking is not necessary and everyone is welcome to come along anytime between 12-3pm. Light refreshments will be available. For more information please feel free to email: Nazish.Mahmood2@bthft.nhs.ukNews
14 November 2023

Born in Bradford Open Space Event – come and learn more about our research!

The Born in Bradford research team are hosting an Open Space Event for the Bradford District and Craven public, on Wednesday 22nd November 2023 between 12pm -3pm. There will be…
Celebrate as One Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership AwardsNews
19 October 2023

‘Research Initiative of the Year’ – congrats to our shortlisted projects!

Tonight (Thursday 19th October 2023), is the night for the Celebrate as One: Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership Awards 2023! We were so pleased to see the…