CRH has four main Research Themes
"Developing and evaluating complex interventions to improve the health of rural people:
- In developed and developing countries
- Through evaluating models of delivery of health services
- Through digital solutions
- Through a focus on child development"
Evaluating models of delivery of Health Services:
Access and Delivery of Services
This theme focuses on understanding the issues involved in delivering services in the rural setting. Research is explorative, continuing to understand the challenges inherent in rural living and applied, through action research, to the development of appropriate services for rural areas. It is grounded in expertise of business management, health services policy and rural sociology within the centre. The theme is centred on Innovative Models of Service Delivery, Configuring the Rural Workforce, and Understanding, Involving and Sustaining Rural Communities.
Rural Health and Technology
eHealth, defined as the use of information and communication technologies locally and at a distance, provides a potential solution to some issues of delivery and training in remote and rural settings, particularly as mobile networks and broadband internet increase penetration into peripheral communities. This theme focuses primarily on the Integration of Technology into Health Provision, as well as exploring Innovative Technologies.
Health of Rural People
This theme builds on a body of work on mental health, agricultural and leisure associated injuries and remains an integral element of study, focusing on Rural Epidemiology and Well being, Leisure and Lifestyle.