Our Research Highlights

  • 58% of our overall research quality was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent
  • 62% of outputs were rated as world-leading or internationally excellent, with 28% of those as world-leading, up 21% from REF2014
  • 75% of our impact was rated as internationally excellent
  • Our research income has grown from a total of £3.6m reported in REF2014 to over £7.6m reported in REF2021 

Our Vision

Our vision is to deliver high-quality research that informs and addresses the aspirations outlined in local, national, and international policy and legislative agenda making a real-life positive difference to people, communities, and society.

Our Environment

Our thriving multidisciplinary community reflects the diversity of disciplines engaging and collaborating to improve health and wellbeing. We aim to inform global policy and practice and enable a sustainable environment to nurture the next generation of researchers.

Our Outputs

Our research outputs generate new evidence for cancer care, maternal and child health, mental health service delivery, health economics and medicines management.

Our Impact

We encourage and support researchers in engaging with end-users and beneficiaries in research design, we foster close relationships by involving the public during data collection, and analysis, and to maximise impact in terms of its reach and significance. We engage with government and other organisations via evidence briefings and expert advice to facilitate communication, implementation, and impact. Examples include our work on breastfeeding (engaging with UNICEF and WHO), mental health services research (engaging with Department of Health England and Chief Nurses Office Wales) and health economics and evaluation expertise (SHUHB).

Our Community

Meet the health and social care staff and post-graduate community