Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.
We are committed to delivering research that makes a difference to people’s lives and has an impact.
We do this through our research into the combination of social, environmental and biological risk factors and interventions for improving health, wellbeing and patient care.
The population health challenge in Wales is characterised by persistent inequality gaps in health and wellbeing, increasingly complex multi-morbidity patterns and a high prevalence of economic, environmental, social and lifestyle related health risk factors such as smoking, obesity and alcohol related harm.
Overall, people are living longer but many are living with more than one health condition.
With increasing pressure on the healthcare system and finite resources to meet these needs we must re-think how we engage the public to create healthy environments, improve and sustain health and well-being and ensure that the provision of safe, high quality healthcare services is based on the highest quality of evidence.
Our research involves:
- Large-scale epidemiological studies to understand the social, environmental and biological risk factors for diseases, and outcomes associated with healthcare use
- Developing, testing and implementing clinical diagnostic, therapeutic and complex behaviour change interventions to improve health and healthcare in the community and NHS settings.
Public and patient involvement in research is integral to ensuring our research is relevant to and has a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of the people of Wales and beyond. Find out more about public and patient engagement within the School of Medicine.
Healthcare and behaviour interventions
We develop and evaluate interventions that aim to improve health and wellbeing.
We work across all four health areas, and have particular expertise in primary and community care settings, behavioural and complex interventions, and antimicrobial use and stewardship.
|Dr Pauline Ashfield-Watt|
|Professor Kate Brain|
|Dr Sunil Dolwani|
|Professor Adrian Edwards|
|Dr Kate Lifford|
|Dr Grace McCutchan|
|Dr Stephanie Smits|
Child health and wellbeing
Our research is aimed at developing and validating clinical prediction tools for identifying children at risk of child abuse or neglect.
Our work on collaborative healthcare draws on the approaches of patient centred care, patient empowerment and co-production in engaging patients and members of the public in health and healthcare.
We focus on innovation, implementation and evaluation of interventions.
Our priority areas are:
- Shared decision making and decision aids
- Self-management and health literacy
- Prudent healthcare
Quality improvement and patient safety (DRAFT)
The field of patient safety is the coordinated effort to prevent harm, caused by the process of health care itself, from occurring to patients.
We aim to determine the frequency, burden and preventability of healthcare associated harm in primary and emergency care settings, and to develop and implement interventions to improve patient safety in priority areas.
We host a team of health services researchers and academic clinicians with expertise for:
- investigating the frequency and avoidability of significant harm in healthcare, with particular expertise in primary care, secure environments and end-of-life care contexts
- methodological innovation for identifying, structuring and sharing learning from patient safety incidents within (national) and between countries (international), including the development of classification systems and taxonomy
- evaluating the development and implementation of interventions using mixed methods to minimise harm to patients in health and social care settings.
|Development and testing of the PAtient SafeTy risk Assessment (PASTA) tool to maximise learning from patient safety incidents in healthcare organisations||ESRC|
|Effects of shielding for Vulnerable people during COVID-19 pandemic on health outcomes, costs and Immunity including those with cancer: quasiexperimenTal Evaluation (EVITE Immunity)||National Core Studies, UKRI|
|Significant avoidable harm in prison health services||NIHR Policy Research Programme|
|Evaluation of patient-reported safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic||PRIME Centre|
We host a collaboration with other Cardiff University schools called the Welsh Ergonomics and Safer Patients Alliance (WESPA), an interdisciplinary group of researchers (Cardiff Business School, School of Engineering, School of Dentistry) and clinicians undertaking research and service evaluation to enable innovation and implementation of practices to improve patient safety in healthcare.
We also collaborate closely with the Opthalmic Public Health Group at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences.
|Prof Sir Liam Donaldson, Distinguished Honorary Professor, Cardiff University and Professor of Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine|
|Dr Sarah Yardley, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff University and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University College London|
|Dr Ben Bowers, Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University and Research Fellow, University of Cambridge|
|Dr Sally-Anne Francis, Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University College London|
|Dr Philippa Rees, Honorary Lecturer, Cardiff University and Clinical Research Fellow, University College London|
|Dr Kate Davies, Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University|
|Dr Ian Bennett-Britton, Honorary Research Fellow and Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Fellow, University of Southampton|
Palliative and supportive care
We work towards solutions for ensuring understanding and maintaining the balance for patients with advanced cancer taking part in clinical trials.
The Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre leads the work of the palliative and supportive care theme.
We lead on innovative trial designs to allow greater access to participants receiving palliative and supportive care and develop support for cancer treatment decisions at key points of care including interventions for malignant bowel obstruction.