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Thomas Ashton Institute for Risk and Regulatory Research

Our aims

The Thomas Ashton Institute draws upon the knowledge and experience of The University of Manchester and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to deliver research, learning and regulatory insights to enable a better working world.

By combining research with regulatory insights, as well as through varied learning opportunities, the Institute will inform and improve industry practice and regulatory intervention.

Building upon the established reputation of its founding partner organisations, the Institute aims to deliver safer, happier and healthier workplaces around the world.

Grounded in social responsibility, the Institute will deliver change through:

  • World class research
  • Outstanding teaching and learning (PhD, postdoctoral, CPD)
  • Robust data and data analytics

The complementary capabilities of two of the UK’s most reputable science organisations makes the Institute a compelling choice for research funding bodies, combining academic prowess with real-world experience across all industrial sectors.