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Thomas Ashton Institute

Our aims

Our vision is to draw on the combined knowledge and experience of The University of Manchester and HSE to deliver research, learning and regulatory insights that widen the global conversation to enable a better working world.

Our work is grounded in social responsibility to inform and improve industry practice and regulatory intervention through research, teaching and learning (PhD, postdoctoral, CPD), as well as data analytics and data.

We have world-class facilities and minds addressing real world regulatory issues with academic rigour. We combine regulatory experience and innovative research. Our combined knowledge and expertise is unrivalled, and trusted.

Our work is rooted in decades of regulatory knowledge and cutting-edge research, but we seek to be deeply engaged with industry, workforce and other stakeholders to make sure we have impact and relevance. We also ensure our relevance by aligning with government strategies – for example the Industrial Strategy objectives of helping ensure healthy and safe deployment of new technologies. We believe that partnerships will help our work address current issues and identify emerging ones.