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“To improve the health and well-being of older people, stroke survivors and their carers, through high quality, collaborative, interdisciplinary research which will have a positive impact on local, national and international health and social care services and policies.”

The Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research (ASR) is a leading health and social care research centre with a reputation for addressing key questions relevant to ageing and stroke.

The focus of the ASR is applied health and social care research, with particular expertise in development and evaluation of complex interventions. We conduct high quality research to inform changes in policy and to services. Our aim is to improve the health and well-being of older people, stroke survivors and their carers.

A programme of multidisciplinary health and social care research has been developed, facilitated by a strong and supportive network of local and national research colleagues, NHS clinical staff, service providers and public representatives.

The ASR is physically based in the Bradford Institute for Health Research on the Bradford Royal Infirmary site, and is also part of Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds.

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