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We are optimising health and social care across the life course in Wales and beyond, putting people and families at the heart of our research.


Find out about the variety of research projects we're undertaking.

Everyone knows what nursing looks like - don't they? Research carried out by Professor Davina Allen has put the organisational components of nursing work in the spotlight for the first time.

Dr Katie Featherstone and team have conducted the first major funded investigation across England and Wales that examines the care people living with dementia receive when they are admitted to hospitals with another acute condition.

Research themes

We are working to optimise well-being in health and illness of people affected by long-term and life limiting conditions in Wales and beyond.

We carry out applied research that seeks to enable and promote healthy living for those experiencing a range of acute and chronic conditions, illnesses and injuries.

Our research provides evidence about current and new ways of organising and delivering services to meet complex health and social care demands.


Our research expertise and strategic partnerships enable us to tackle the important healthcare challenges of the 21st century.

Find out how you can make a unique contribution to knowledge and practice within your professional field.

We have established successful partnerships with organisations and researchers globally.

Browse articles, books, reports and papers written by experts in healthcare sciences.

Our researchers work closely with a number of centres and institutes.

Ethical approval must be granted for research involving human participants, material or data.