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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

The Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing, established in 2001, conducts and facilitates interdisciplinary research on health and wellbeing across all three University Faculties. We support a community of over 140 Fellows, 14 Research Centres and 7 Special Interest Groups across almost all of the University's departments and schools.


"The Beginning, Middle and End"

  • Understanding a problem.
  • Understanding how it manifests itself in the individual and in the community.
  • Understanding ways in which we can mediate the problem effecting change via evidenced interventions.


The first way we do this by identifying themes across Durham University in an interdisciplinary fashion, encouraging dialogue and interaction in discussion, evidence gathering, evaluation and interpretation.

The second way is to target a societal question or problem and collate and gather Durham University research expertise to address the issue from an interdisciplinary approach.


Durham “Skills not Pills” ESRC-funded Gabapentinoid and Opioid Tapering Toolbox for GPs and patients with persistent pain early local success

(3 August 2020)

Despite COVID-19, we have managed to reduce the opioid prescription rate for the previous top Practice prescriber in County Durham down to the CCG average using our 'Skills not pills" Gabapentinoid and Opioid Tapering Toolbox programme in just 6 months. More updates to folow. 

Contact Details

Wolfson Research Institute
Durham University Queen's Campus
University Boulevard
Stockton on Tees
TS17 6BH
Tel: + 44 (0)191 334 0013

Royal prize for Parent-Infant Sleep Lab