Optimising well-being and the management of long-term conditions
Our research theme is focused on supporting individualised care for people with health needs from pregnancy to management of patients and their families affected by long-term and life-limiting conditions.
As the number of people with long-term conditions grows as the population ages, the importance of developing and evaluating evidence based, cost effective interventions and services provided to limit the impact on, and improve quality of life for all ages, is imperative.
Our research portfolio currently addresses:
- understanding the behavioural/lifestyle risk factors associated with long-term and life-limiting conditions and supporting people to self-manage those conditions
- testing interventions to limit the impact on people living with long-term conditions including cancer, dementia, inflammatory skin and joint conditions
- evaluating the provision of high-quality, patient-centred care in the community and hospital for people with life-limiting conditions and their families
- exploring new approaches to supporting women and families during pregnancy and childbirth.
Expertise and collaboration
Within the context of real world research we have members with expertise in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methodology. Our team has experience of multi-professional collaborative research that involves health psychology, medicine, midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy.
We have an established international reputation for excellence with wide collaborative links beyond Wales, in the UK, in key centres in the EU and globally. Our research demonstrates best practice in patient and public involvement.
Our members are actively engaged with health policy, strategy development, and clinical and educational innovation in Wales and beyond.
The research group also offers peer support and practical guidance, and are committed to building capacity and capability across healthcare research. Working with us will help you further develop your knowledge and skills, providing opportunities for you to become more research active.