Swansea i-Lab Research and Innovation Centres Health Theme has a strong interest in the cutting edge and future of health and care management research. These areas include Telemedicine and utilization of technology, such as video conferencing, to provide remote medical consultations and care. This has become increasingly important during the COVID-19 pandemic to safely provide medical care while minimizing in-person contact. The emergence of personalized medicine through precision medicines, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies; digital therapeutics and healthcare technology acceptance and adoption models at the patient and organisation level. Activities in the Health Theme are associated with The Bevan Commission – Wales’ leading health and care think-tank and the All-Wales Intensive Learning Academy for Innovation in Health & Social Care
For further information contact theme lead: Professor Nick Rich (supported by specialist Dr Thomas Howson)
Data and Technology
Research and Innovation in Data and technology are important to the future globally. This area of research and innovation enables more accurate and detailed insights, leading to new discoveries and advancements in various fields. Technology also allows for more efficient, cost-effective research methods and enables collaboration and sharing of knowledge on a global scale. In the 21st century, access to vast amount of data and advanced technology will be critical for solving complex problems and driving progress in areas such as healthcare, energy, transportation and many other areas.
For further information contact theme lead: Dr Daniele Doneddu (supported by specialist Dr Laurie Hughes)
Global and Social Challenges
The Global and Social Challenges theme has an acute focus on research and innovation in areas including Climate change and its impacts on the environment and human society; Poverty and inequality, including efforts to reduce poverty and improve access to education, healthcare, and other basic needs; Global health and infectious disease, including the study of pandemics and efforts to improve health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries; Social and economic development, including research on economic growth, financial inclusion, and poverty reduction and role of institutions in promoting development and reducing poverty.
For further information contact theme lead: Dr Simon Brooks (supported by specialists in the field: Sian Roderick and Dr Laurie Hughes)
Entrepreneurship & Enterprise
The Enterprise theme focused on current areas of research in the field of enterprise and entrepreneurship including Entrepreneurial finance and the elements supporting the starting and growing of a new business, including fundraising, investment, and risk management. Theme also encompasses social entrepreneurship and strategies and looks at how businesses can create social and environmental impact through their operations and strategies. The also explores the challenges and opportunities of starting and growing businesses in a global context, including issues of cross-cultural communication, market entry, and expansion.
For further information contact theme lead: Professor David Pickernell (supported by specialists in the field: Professor Paul Jones, Dr Samuel Ebie, Corina Edwards and Dave Bolton)