The Centre for Academic Child Health (CACH) is a joint initiative between the University of Bristol (UoB) and University of the West of England (UWE). The aim of the Centre is to promote the academic study of child health through inter-professional collaboration. It is staffed by a multi-professional team committed to research and teaching that makes a difference to paediatric practice, with an emphasis on the understanding of the current health problems of children.(http://www.bristol.ac.uk/academic-child-health/).
The Centre team has expertise in different methodologies (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/academic-child-health/research/research-methods/) and a wide range of health topics (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/academic-child-health/research/research/).
The philosophy of the Centre is to integrate evidence-based research with teaching and policy development, with an outlined Strategy (PDF, 435kB) for the next 5 years.
The Director of the Centre is Professor Esther Crawley and Deputy Director, Associate Professor Julie Mytton and is managed by a steering group, jointly chaired by the head of Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences, Professor Matthew Hickman and the associate dean of the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at UWE, Olena Doran.
Administratively, the Centre is part of the Bristol Medical School, Health Care Evaluation, at UoB.