A3: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy

Research from University of South Wales submitted into Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy includes work from staff in the Lifespan Health and Wellbeing Research Group in the Faculty of Life Science and Education.

Research is split into two broad health-related research themes that relate across the lifespan: Prevention and Intervention, and Policy and Practice Interface. These main themes are supported by five focussed but overlapping subgroups: the Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care (WIHSC); Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; Promoting Lifelong Health; Genomics; and Addictions.

Research in this area focuses on hard-to-reach populations, disadvantaged groups and co-morbidity, in a range of physical and mental health conditions, underpinned by along and proactive record of engagement with external stakeholders including patients, carers and families; policy makers; and industrial/ commercial partners in health and social care.

Unit of Assessment Results

% 4* % 3* % ≤ 2*
Overall 12 53 35
Outputs 20.7 43.1 36.2
Impact 0.0 100.0 0.0
Environment 0.0 12.5 87.5

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  • 100% of our research impact is internationally excellent (3*) 
  • Joint first in the UK for impact out of 91 universities - based on 4* / 3* 
  • Joint first in Wales for impact out of five universities - based on 4* / 3* 
  • 64% of our outputs are world leading or internationally excellent (4* / 3*) 

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