Designing and carrying out the bioscientific research that provides the evidence base for health policy and practice, our researchers are actively contributing to improvements in services for patients and practitioners alike.
A PhD in Health Sciences will give you the opportunity to explore your personal or professional research interests in this diverse field.
Currently students are exploring the anti-fungal properties of maggot secretions and the antimicrobial properties of invertebrates, and the physiological effects of a cardiac rehabilitation programme on myocardial infarction patients in Kuwait.
As a student at our College of Human and Health Sciences, you will benefit from a dynamic and supportive research environment with many opportunities to make connections across disciplines and develop links with organisations and policy makers both in the UK and abroad. As such, you can be confident that your research will inform and be informed by the wider healthcare environment.
According to the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014-2021, over 75% of research carried out at the college was of international or world-leading quality.
Recent research funding and collaboration partners include:
- Welsh Government
- NHS Wales
- Public Health Wales
- European Union
- Amgen Europe
- Ministry of Defence
- GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
- British Medical Association
- National Institute for Social Care and Health Research
- The Wellcome Trust.
You will be joining a university that is ranked first in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (What Uni 2017).