Our Institute in the Park provides a dedicated space for academic researchers, healthcare professionals, technology companies, commercial research teams, students, and educators to come together and collaborate freely.
It is also the home for our Academy and hosts much of the education and training for the Trust’s 4,000-plus staff and is home to our undergraduate and postgraduate students and trainees.
The ‘Institute in the Park’ is a major catalyst for making a significant step change in children’s healthcare that will impact regionally, nationally and internationally. It brings together outstanding leadership and expertise in multi-disciplinary education, research and innovation, all focused together on improving the care and understanding of children and their health needs.
Practicing an open-innovation approach where people can collaborate freely, the Institute is occupied by academic researchers, healthcare professionals, technology companies, commercial research teams, students and educators.
The unique co-location of the Institute within one of Europe’s busiest children’s hospitals means that every child and all the healthcare professionals that care for them will have the opportunity to routinely participate in studies. Alder Hey’s young patients take immense pride in helping improve healthcare for others as well as themselves.
Research and education teams from our four University partners (the University of Liverpool, Edge Hill University, Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Central Lancashire) are all based within the building. We are working with them to share, learn and improve the care and understanding of children and their health needs.
The Institute is also home to part of the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN). The NIHR CRN is responsible for all children’s research across the country.