The Welsh Institute for Health and Social care (WIHSC) is an academic department in the University’s Faculty of Health, Sport and Science. Its 12 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.
We are particularly interested in organisational and cross-sectoral issues, in public and service user engagement, and in policy/practice and managerial/professional interfaces. Much of what we do has a practical outcome – applying knowledge to real world problems.
Our core role, therefore, is to connect the worlds of research, policy and practice, to mutual benefit. This involves primary and secondary research, in consultancy, and in working in partnership with others to find answers together.