Health and social care
The applied nature of our work brings together multidisciplinary researchers to investigate policies and practice that are most effective at fostering better and more equal health and wellbeing outcomes.
Our projects focus on social action, policy dialogue, the dynamic nature of health and wellbeing, social care and social justice.
We pride ourselves on the development of innovative methods for evaluating complex social interventions and the ways in which these can be applied to the domains of public health, health care and social work. We aim to establish which interventions are effective and how to implement and maintain these for long-term health improvement.
Centres and groups
- Children's Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE)
- Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer)
- The Public Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN)
- The Schools Health Improvement Research Network (SHRN)
- Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
- The Schools Health Research Network and the Public Health Improvement Research Network (funded by Health and Care Research Wales as part of the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research, NCPHWBR)
- The Wellbeing in Secondary Education Project, WISE.
- Improving the experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active life: Living well with dementia (IDEAL) (Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council)
- Looked After Children and Education: Understanding the educational experiences and opinions, attainment, achievement and aspirations of looked after children in Wales (Funded by the Welsh Government)