Optimising service delivery and organisation
We focus on understanding current and emerging ways of organising and delivering care, and on using this knowledge to improve the experiences of people using, and working in, services.
Health and social care bodies are facing unprecedented demand, and evidence is urgently needed of new ways of organising and working to respond to increasingly complex health and social care challenges.
Our research portfolio currently addresses:
- innovations in the health and social care workforce and the impact of these for staff, service users and carers
- new models of providing care and new approaches to practice
- enhanced patient safety systems
- patient, service user and carer experiences.
Our projects consist of interdisciplinary collaborations with health and social care practitioners and researchers from across both Cardiff University and internationally excellent Universities in the UK and around the World.
Expertise and collaboration
Our research staff have backgrounds in healthcare professional practice, can draw on a wide variety of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches, and are informed by theories and ideas from the health, management and social sciences.
As researchers we are committed to meaningful engagement with all stakeholder groups, including people using services as well as those leading, managing and providing face-to-face care.
Our members are actively engaged with health policy, strategy development, clinical and educational innovation in Wales and beyond.
We are committed to peer support and mentorship, and building capacity and capability across health and social care research.
PhD applications are welcomed on a range of topics. Applications should directly address a research topic identified by the theme’s supervisors. Topics are identified on supervisors’ web profiles. Applications which do not address a supervisor’s preferred topic area for supervision are unlikely to be successful.