Delivering high quality research is a key step in enhancing the health, social and economic well-being of all sections of society. It is essential that decisions on policy and practice are informed by the latest research findings and evidence available if we hope to improve organisational effectiveness and sustainability, social welfare and cohesion, and quality of life.
Through our cutting edge research, the College of Human and Health Sciences is bringing about real-life benefits for the health care, social care, voluntary and private sectors, ultimately leading to improvements for patients, users, practitioners, managers and policy makers.
As a forerunner in the field, the College is well-placed to respond rapidly to changes in the delivery of care, whilst also establishing links with the main service providers in Wales, such as the NHS and Local Authorities.
Our research is delivered through discipline focussed research centres. In doing so, we have secured funding from a number of prestigious collaborators and funding bodies in recent years such as Age Cymru; ESRC; Older People’s Commissioner; National Institute for Social Care and Health Research; AHRC; Leverhulme Trust and the Welsh Government. These collaborations have been crucial in ensuring research informs, and is informed by, the wider healthcare environment.
Examples of how our research has impacted health and social care services can be found here.