A3: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy


Health research is split into two broad themes that relate across the lifespan: Prevention and Intervention, and Policy and Practice Interface. Our activity 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.


REF Highlights

  • 100% of our health 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*) 


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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