Research

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

We bring together world-class clinical healthcare professionals and academics in pursuit of excellent basic and translational research to improve, influence and inform healthcare now and in the future.

Working closely with our clinical colleagues and across disciplines, our research 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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Innovation, improvement and engagement

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

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Maternity, child and family health and wellbeing

Focused on the improvement of communication, support and quality of care for parents and their children.

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Repair, re-ablement, rehabilitation and recovery

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.