Centre for Children and Young People's Health Research (CYPHR)

Children and young people comprise 25% of the population in the United Kingdom. From 2001 to 2020, this population in England with serious, life-limiting conditions rose from 33,000 to around 87,000 many surviving longer and living at home.

The children and young people health research team in Nottingham led by Professor Jane Coad was set up in 2019 to research this growing population. It has invested in Professorial appointments and infrastructure to enable leadership of novel children and young people and family/carers health needs research in community and acute settings. It builds on regional and national partnerships including Nottingham Children’s Hospital, and relationships with industry and sector charities.

Research income of circa £5M and outputs informed resource allocation, influenced policies and guidelines and changes in specialist training bringing about improvements in care and service provision.



The CYPHR Groups’ philosophy is to integrate a programme of applied and quality research, education and leadership using a range of innovative methods and approaches to impact on national and international children and young people’s health. In turn, we aim to influence policy development in this field.  It will move further towards a clearer understanding of children, young people and family health and wellbeing and will improve their lives, having national and international impact.

We believe in a create a supportive, nurturing and respectful environment where collaboration is valued and clinically impactful research is undertaken.



Our collaborative vision for clinically applied research includes:

  • Children and Young People and Families
  • Enabling Leadership & Collaboration
  • Clinical Academic Researchers
  • Clinically Applicable and relevant research
  • Fostering & sustaining talent
  • Fellowship and Doctoral Students
  • Care pathways and integrated care systems
  • Local relevance with global reach


Our mission is to improve the health outcomes, well-being and lives of children and young people and their families across their life course through a multi-disciplinary and integrated programme of translational health research and innovation which has national and global reach and impact.

Children and young people are defined herein as any infant, child and young person up to 25 years in line with the WHO standards (2012).





Our aim is to develop our reputation in research for children and young people (CYP) and their families within the University of Nottingham, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust and associated Health partners in the development and evaluation of health research and innovation that is theoretically-rooted, evidence-based and impactful in practice.

Research is our core business. Our dedicated CYPHR group will thus be firmly rooted in the ambitions to make clinical-academic research impactful and relevant. 



Centre for Children and Young People's Health Research (CYPHR)

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD