Our skill and expertise means that we are frequently asked to lead or participate in research initiatives which contribute to the central research infrastructure for Wales which was put in place by the Welsh Government.
Research Institute for Applied Social Sciences (RIASS)
RIASS is a flagship, cross-University collaboration bringing together the very best research expertise within the social, human, health and environmental sciences, ensuring that the applied social sciences are embedded throughout the University and its research culture.
Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR)
Building on existing internationally recognised and transformative research networks the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR) is a world class research centre addressing key internationally important questions in ageing and dementia.
Welsh Health Economic Support Service (WHESS)
WHESS was established to support research and improve decision making in health and social care at national and local levels in Wales. WHESS provides health economic support at the early conceptual stages of proposal planning, in research funding applications, in research practice and in the dissemination of information.
Research Capacity Building Collaboration Wales (RCBC)
Established in 2006, the RCBC works to increase the volume of research taking place across the nursing, midwifery and allied health professions in Wales and to also contribute toward the development of clinical academic roles.
Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (WICN)
WICN is a multi-centre initiative which draws together psychology research from across the breadth of Wales to create a world leader in the study and application of cognitive and clinical neuroscience.
Mental Health Research Network Cymru (MHRNC)
MHRNC is an all-Wales network which supports vital large-scale research which will help to raise the standard of mental health and social care research and practice throughout Wales. They also have strong links to the mental health charities HAFAL and Mind Cymru.
All-Wales Social Care Research Collaboration (ASCC)
The ASCC is a three year programme of activity designed to increase the social care research capacity in Wales through a combination of collaboration, training and joint-working across the HEI, private, voluntary and local authority sectors.