The Institute of Primary Care and Public Health has the bold ambition to be the World’s leading Institute generating evidence that is socially responsive, locally and internationally relevant, and conducted to the highest international standards of scientific excellence.
With its varied, stable population, excellent infrastructure and responsive public health minded government, Wales has many unique selling points as the preferred place to host world-leading applied medical research. The Institute will integrate excellence in clinical expertise, research methods, implementation sciences, research-led teaching with clinical and policy leadership. The goal is to improve health and well being of people in Wales and worldwide by (i) better understanding the causes of variation in health and in health care delivery; (ii) developing and evaluating interventions that also address inequalities in health and well being, and (iii) ensuring our work is taken up into practice and policy.
This is driven forward by five research programmes in:
- Behavioural Medicine
- Common Infections and Antibiotic Resistance
- Early Years
- Healthy Ageing
- Healthy Places
Existing programmes have major research studies and high policy relevance in Wales, the UK and Europe. The Institute currently has 24 Principal Investigators:
The value of active research grants totals £17,934,676 and active infrastructure grants totals £7,415,572. (Apr-2013)