University of Manchester

The University of Manchester will participate in the project by providing its competences in coordination and management, falls prevention research, health psychology, consensus methods, dissemination and development and maintenance of website. University of Manchester will coordinate the work of WP2 and undertake much of the review and consultation work. University of Manchester will coordinate WP8 developing and managing the website, and the overall dissemination strategy. University of Manchester will have significant contributions to WP1, (project management) WP7 (development of a complex/self‐adaptive intervention) and WP9 (business models).

In 2004, a new chartered university came into being by bringing together two long‐established institutions, UMIST and the Victoria University of Manchester. The University comprises 4 Faculties: Engineering and Physical Sciences, Humanities, Life Sciences, and Medical and Human Sciences. It has an annual turnover of more than £755 million, a staff of over 11,000 and a student population of some 37,000, one quarter postgraduates. The Institution has a spread of academic disciplines unsurpassed in UK. Its learning resources are unrivalled, with the largest non‐legal deposit academic library in UK, Jodrell Bank Observatory, Manchester Museum and Whitworth Art Gallery. Learning, teaching and research is further supported by the premier university computer service in Europe. The University of Manchester has an annual research budget of some £273 million and produces research of international standing. In 2009 Shanghai Jiao Tong University academic rankings University of Manchester was ranked 7th in Europe and the UK RAE 2008 exercise ranks Manchester 3rd in “research power”. The University of Manchester boasts 25 Nobel Prize winners amongst current and former staff and students including the 2010 prize in Physics.

The Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences comprising five Schools is a major force within the University and one of the largest faculties of clinical and health sciences in Europe. We have excellent new facilities across the broad range of our research including Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, Centre for Integrated Genomics in Medical Research, North West Genetics Knowledge Park. The Faculty is a key member of Manchester Academic Health. Science Centre (MAHSC) one of only five AHSCs designated by UK Government in 2009. The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work appointed the first Chair in Nursing and developed the first nursing degree in England. Social work joined the School in 2004. The School boasts a national and international reputation for teaching and research and was the top rated institution for Nursing & Midwifery research in the UK RAE2008 with 85% of research being world leading or world class. The School has some110 academic staff, supported by 50 secretarial / support staff. The School enjoys very favourable relationships with Healthcare Trusts and social care providers. The School has an annual research budget of just under £3million per annum.

Professor Chris Todd
Dr Helen Hawley-Hague
Elisabeth Boulton