The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences actively engages in collaborative research aimed at protecting and promoting health, preventing illness and optimizing quality of life and wellbeing.
Our research aims to enhance quality of life for individuals, communities and populations. Established and emerging areas of research impact, as outlined in our Health in 3D report, include:
- Aging, health and well-being
- Chronic disease prevention
- Technology and health
- Brain health
- Environment and health
- Healthy communities
- Fundamental research in health
Our researchers work closely with partners including ministries of health and health promotion, private industry, the World Health Organization, Public Health Agency of Canada, International Society of Biomechanics, World Tourism Organization, NASA, and many others to identify and understand health complex challenges and to develop relevant solutions.
Research centres and groups include community partnership initiatives such as the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program, collaborations with private industry like the RBC Retirement Research Centre at University of Waterloo, and groundbreaking national research networks such as the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact and the Canadian Index of Wellbeing.
For more information about research in Applied Health Sciences, contact Professor Richard Staines, Associate Dean, Research.