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.