We are improving, influencing and informing healthcare across Wales and beyond, putting patients and families at the heart of our research.

We bring together clinical healthcare professionals and academics in pursuit of excellent basic and translational research with the aim of  improving, influencing and informing healthcare now and in the future. This can be shown by our place as 4th in the UK for research assessed by REF, as well as receiving 1st place for research environment.

Working closely with our clinical colleagues and across disciplines, our research aims to enhances education and healthcare with direct benefits to patients and the public.

Our ambition is to have an international reputation for research excellence and impact and be recognised as a centre for innovative health research within the next five years.

Our research is structured across four themes:

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Enhancing palliative, emotional and supportive care

We are working to improve the health and wellbeing of people affected by chronic and life limiting conditions in Wales and beyond.

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Workforce, innovation and improvement

This theme seeks to provide evidence about both current and new ways of working to meet complex health care demands.

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Optimising health through activity and lifestyles

We carry out applied research that seeks to improve the delivery of healthcare for those experiencing a range of acute and chronic conditions, illnesses and injuries.