Health & Wellbeing Strategic Research Area

The Health & Wellbeing Strategic Research Area (H&W SRA) was a University wide initiative at The Open University. Between November 2016 and July 2022 Hannah was the Research Fellow for the H&W SRA undertaking a myriad of activities, whilst supporting colleagues with their own research. There were Special Interests Group, and she led the Digital Health & Wellbeing SIG. In 2017 Hannah organised a 1-day Digital Health & Wellbeing symposium and in 2018 I organised and hosted a 3-day Digital Health & Wellbeing International Conference. Both events were held at The Open University. The H&W SRA has been successful in bringing in £1M of external funding, while we also support early career researchers and colleagues through a buddy/mentoring system, seed money for research projects, and collaborations with SMEs through the ACTIS project. The Health and Wellbeing SRA was a multi-cross- and trans-disciplinary initiative & we welcome new relationships from across the Open University and externally.