The Welsh Institute for Health and Social care (WIHSC) is an academic department in the University’s Faculty of Life Sciences and Education. We exist to help bridge the many divides between research, policy and practice in health and social care. We apply academic rigour to the complex realities of the real world, in order to achieve lasting improvements in services.

Our staff carry out a wide range of research, consultancy and educational work in health and social care policy and practice, across the UK and internationally. Most combine an academic background with managerial, policy and professional backgrounds.

Preparing you for the Challenges ahead
Helping you to Respond Effectively
Recent areas of our work
What we can do to help