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Cardiff Health and Social Care Improvement Research

We work in partnerships and across disciplines to improve the quality of health and social care for patients.

Everyone wants high quality care at times of sickness or vulnerability. Yet health and social care systems are some of the most complex known to society.

Research is essential to identify problems, develop solutions and understand how lasting, workable and replicable improvements in healthcare can be made effectively and faster to benefit patients.

Aims

Cardiff Health and Social Care Improvement Research is a Cardiff University Research Network that unites 13 Schools and harnesses our multidisciplinary expertise to address the following six aims:

  • safety - avoiding harm to patients from care intended to help them
  • effectiveness - providing services based on scientific knowledge to all who could benefit and refraining from providing services to those not likely to benefit
  • patient-centeredness - providing care that is respectful of and responsive to individual preferences, needs, and values
  • timeliness - reducing waits and harmful delays for those who receive and those who give care
  • efficiency - avoiding waste, including waste of equipment, supplies, ideas, and energy
  • equity - providing care that does not vary in quality because of personal characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and socioeconomic status.

Please get in touch with Professor Davina Allen, if you would like to hear more, or if you're interested in joining the Network.

Steering group

Our research is founded on strong partnerships with NHS and governmental partners, industrial collaborators, patient advocacy groups, professional associations, third sector organisations, scientific societies and other internationally leading research institutions in our field.

Selected publications

Lead researcher

Professor Davina Allen

Professor Davina Allen

Head of Research and Innovation

Email:
allenda@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 206 88561

Academic staff

Professor Maneesh Kumar

Professor Maneesh Kumar

Chair in Service Operations

Email:
kumarm8@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5276
Professor Irena Spasic

Professor Irena Spasic

Email:
spasici@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0320
Professor Ivor Chestnutt

Professor Ivor Chestnutt

Professor and Hon. Consultant in Dental Public Health, Director Postgraduate Studies, Interim Director Dental Clinical Board

Email:
chestnuttig@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29207 46680
Dr Anwen Cope

Dr Anwen Cope

Research Associate

Email:
copea1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2074 6553
Professor Alison Wray

Professor Alison Wray

Research Professor

Email:
wraya@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4762
Dr Virpi Ylänne

Dr Virpi Ylänne

Senior Lecturer

Email:
ylanne@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5049
Dr Michelle Aldridge-Waddon

Dr Michelle Aldridge-Waddon

Deputy Head of School and Head of Subject

Email:
aldridgem@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 9017
Professor Michael J. A. Handford

Professor Michael J. A. Handford

Professor

Email:
handfordm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5407
Professor Ben Hannigan

Professor Ben Hannigan

Professor: Mental Health Nursing; Research Theme Lead - OSDO (Co-Lead)

Email:
hanniganb@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 206 88567
Professor Aled Jones

Professor Aled Jones

Professor: Patient Safety & Healthcare Quality; Research Theme Lead - OSDO (Co-Lead)

Welsh speaking
Email:
jonesa97@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 206 88570
Dr Ray Samuriwo

Dr Ray Samuriwo

Lecturer: Adult Nursing

Email:
samuriwor@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 206 87749
Professor Nicolette Priaulx

Professor Nicolette Priaulx

Professor of Law

Email:
priaulxn@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5869
Dr Daniel Gartner

Dr Daniel Gartner

Senior Lecturer

Email:
gartnerd@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0850
Professor Jonathan Bisson

Professor Jonathan Bisson

Professor, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

Email:
bissonji@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8486
Professor Adrian Edwards

Professor Adrian Edwards

Director, Division of Population Medicine

Email:
edwardsag@cardiff.ac.uk
Professor Keith Harding

Professor Keith Harding

Clinical Professor, School of Medicine

Email:
hardingkg@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29207 44505
Professor Mike Robling

Professor Mike Robling

Director of Population Health Trials

Email:
roblingmr@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 7177
Dr Jonathan Hewitt

Dr Jonathan Hewitt

Clinical Senior Lecturer

Email:
hewittj2@cardiff.ac.uk
Professor James E Morgan

Professor James E Morgan

Professor in Ophthalmology, Consultant Ophthalmologist, School of Optometry & Vision Sciences

Email:
morganje3@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2074 3222
Professor Marcela Votruba

Professor Marcela Votruba

Head of School, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

Email:
votrubam@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 0117
Professor Barbara Ryan

Professor Barbara Ryan

Director Postgraduate Taught Programmes and WOPEC Co-Director

Email:
ryanb@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29208 70233
Dr Jennifer Acton

Dr Jennifer Acton

Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Lecturer

Email:
actonj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0203
Professor Marjorie Weiss

Professor Marjorie Weiss

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Email:
weissm1@cardiff.ac.uk
Professor Jacky Boivin

Professor Jacky Boivin

Professor

Email:
boivin@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5289
Professor Alison Bullock

Professor Alison Bullock

Professor - CUREMeDE

Email:
bullockad@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 29 2087 0780
Dr Wendy Hardyman

Dr Wendy Hardyman

Research Fellow, Y Lab

Email:
hardymanw@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 9873
Dr Sofia Gameiro

Dr Sofia Gameiro

Senior Lecturer

Email:
gameiros@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5376

Postgraduate students

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Rebecca Bullingham

Research student

Email:
craner@cardiff.ac.uk
Yiallouridou, Christina

Christina Yiallouridou

Research student

Email:
yiallouridouc@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+ 44 (0)29 208 76471
Bethan Edwards

Bethan Edwards

Research student

Nicola Savory

Nicola Savory

Research student

Email:
savoryna@cardiff.ac.uk
Henry Wilde

Henry Wilde

Research student

Email:
wildehd@cardiff.ac.uk
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Thomas Rodwell

Research student

Email:
rodwellt@cardiff.ac.uk
Emily Williams

Emily Williams

Research student

Email:
williamsep3@cardiff.ac.uk
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Mark Tuson

Research student

Email:
tusonm@cardiff.ac.uk
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Sarie Brice

Research student

Email:
bricesn@cardiff.ac.uk
Emma Aspland

Emma Aspland

Research student

Email:
asplandel@cardiff.ac.uk

Upcoming events

CHOIR and Aneurin Bevan UHB Networking Event

Tuesday 16 April 2019, 09.30 - 14.00
Location: Executive Education suite, 3rd floor of the Postgraduate Teaching Centre, Cardiff Business School, 3 Colum Drive,Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Register via Eventbrite

You are invited to a networking event with colleagues from Aneurin Bevan University Health Board to explore opportunities for research and other collaboration. You are also invited to remain with us for lunch and a seminar with Professor Louise Fitzgerald (Oxford University) thereafter. Louise will speak on ‘Combating challenges to improvement in healthcare’.

Event by School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University

Past events

Network Launch

18 October 2018, 09:00-16:30
Location: Conference Centre University Hall, Birchwood Lane, Penylan, Cardiff, CF23 5YB

Register via Eventbrite

This event will formally launch the Network and will be an opportunity for you to, not only learn more about the work of the Network and engage with fellow researchers, but also to meet clinical colleagues, policy influencers and other key stakeholders. The programme is currently being finalised but, to date, plenary speakers include:

  • Professor Graham Martin, University of Leicester, Professor of Health Organisation and Policy in the Social Science Applied to Healthcare Improvement Research (SAPPHIRE) Group at the University of Leicester.
  • Professor Tim Draycott is a Consultant Obstetrician at North Bristol NHS Trust with a research interest in Patient Safety, particularly multi-professional training, simulation, team working and quality improvement in obstetrics. He currently holds a Health Foundation Improvement Science fellowship to investigate the effects of context on training and simulation. Professor Draycott has led the development of the PROMPT course, which has been associated with improved knowledge, communication, team working and direct improvements in perinatal outcome.

Network show and tell

13 May and 13 July 2018

The show and tell events were an informal networking opportunity to:

  • review current activity within the Schools affiliated to the Network
  • share expertise, priorities and needs
  • help identify the future priorities of the Network.

These events were an opportunity for members to help influence and contribute to the development of the Network