The Department of Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences delivers high quality world class and internationally excellent research and teaching.

The Department is home to a number of research groups including Wales School of Social Care ResearchCentre for Innovative AgeingCentre for Global Burn Injury, Policy and Research and Swansea Centre for Health Economics.

Our research activity is focused on:

Child and family health and wellbeing

Improving the health and wellbeing of children and their families is a strategic priority for governments and organisations across the world. Experiences during pregnancy, infancy, childhood and adolescence can affect physical, mental and social wellbeing, alongside having significant economic impact. Our research explores biopsychosocial influences during these periods and seeks to develop interventions and policy guidance to better support family health and wellbeing.

Delivery and improvement of systems and services

Contemporary health and social care systems are complex, difficult to navigate and consist of multiple inputs with the expectation of positive outcomes.  Our research helps understand how best to organise services for greatest effect, how services are experienced and the consequences of these experiences on uptake, delivery, control and evaluation of care.  Our aim is use this information to design improvement approaches and bridge the gap between evidence production and its use and impact in care settings.

Social policy and social care: social justice and change

 

Our research contacts are Professor Amy Brown and Professor Michael Coffey