About the Institute
The Wolfson Research Institute is based in a purpose-built building on the University’s Queen’s Campus, at Stockton-on–Tees and began operation in November 2001. The building provides accommodation for 90 staff and 30 research students. The work of the Institute focuses on research on medicine, health and the wellbeing of people and places. As well as helping meet the University’s strategic goal of producing top quality cutting edge research, the Wolfson Research Institute strengthens links with the surrounding region and has a key role in meeting its strategic goal of enhanced regional engagement, via contributing to policy formation and implementation.
The Institute is comprised of its Fellows, who are members of the University’s academic community involved in affiliated projects and research centres. The Wolfson Foundation part-funded the Institute’s striking waterfront building on the University’s Queen’s Campus in Stockton-on-Tees, where many projects have their office or laboratory facilities. The North East Public Health Observatory is also based in the building.
The Wolfson Research Institute has a particular commitment to the health and well-being of people living in the North East of England. There are strong relationships with the National Health Service and local government, and a flourishing programme of collaborative research.
International health is a key interest. This includes studies of immigrant populations in the UK as well as work that identifies risks, and seeks improvements, to the health of populations in other countries, especially the developing world.