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Academy for Health Equity, Prevention and Wellbeing (AHEPW)

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Academy for Health Equity, Prevention and Wellbeing

Welcome to the Academy for Health Equity, Prevention and Wellbeing – a beacon of transformative education and innovation at the forefront of healthcare. We are dedicated to reshaping the future of health and wellbeing, not only in Wales but across the globe. Our academy, formerly known as ALPHAcademy, represents a profound commitment to advancing health equity, promoting wellbeing, and championing preventative measures for a healthier world. Rooted at the crossroads of education, research, and practice, we offer an array of comprehensive postgraduate programs, individual courses, and flexible learning modules in Prevention, Population Health, and Leadership. Our distinctive blend of online and in-person learning caters to the diverse needs of working professionals while delivering a rich educational experience.

Additionally, we provide free online workshops, consultancy services, and access to a team of esteemed professionals, researchers, and educators who bring their diverse expertise to our programs. Together, we embark on a journey to empower learners to lead transformative change in the realms of health and wellbeing.

The Academy for Health Equity, Prevention and Wellbeing is an integral component of a network of Welsh Government-funded Intensive Learning Academies—a collaborative hub dedicated to nurturing skills, fostering expertise, exchanging knowledge, and translating research into tangible, real-world solutions.

Join us in this exciting endeavour as we pave the way for a healthier, more equitable future.

Educating leaders and workers in the health and social care sectors on implementing preventative health practices with funded and free courses

Research support into preventative health

Consultancy to develop new preventative health approaches and practices


Bangor University’s ALPHAcademy is now recruiting students for postgraduate courses in prevention, population health and leadership.



Prevention is about helping people stay healthy, happy and independent for as long as possible.



Our focus at ALPHAcademy is to develop and support leaders to embed prevention in health and social care services across Wales and beyond.



We are offering a range of flexible postgraduate courses including MSc, PGDip and PGCert. We are also offering registration on our 12 week flexible delivery modules and free workshops.



If you are a health or social care professional and are interested in developing the skills to promote prevention in your service, this course could be for you.



ALPHAcademy offers;

  • Fully funded scholarships
  •  Distance or on campus learning
  • Part-time or full-time learning
  • Workshops with internationally recognised experts
  • Links with Welsh Government and Health Boards



Join us in supporting the health and social care sectors to meet the population health management challenges of today and tomorrow



Find out more and apply today


Our Programmes

Prevention, Population Health, and Leadership (Blended Learning, MSc/PGDip/PGCert)

MSc PgDipPgCert

Prevention, Population Health, and Leadership (Distance Learning, MSc/PGDip/PGCert)


  • ILA-4005 Coaching and Mentoring
  • ILA-4006 Creating a Learning Culture
  • ILA-4007 Health Equity and Human Rights
  • LA-4008 Healthy Behaviour Change
  • ILA-4009 Mental Health and Wellbeing

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The AHEPW at Bangor University continue to offer free online workshops. All who wish to attend are welcome. The workshops form part of the AHEPW postgraduate teaching on prevention, population health and leadership. Details of the workshops are provided below along with the links for registration. Please feel free to share these workshops with colleagues (internal and external) who might be interested. For more information about the AHEPW and the postgraduate courses, please visit the AHEPW website or email

Please be aware that the workshops will be delivered through the medium of English.

Please note, all the workshops are developed to be stand-alone. There is no requirement to attend the 'introduction' workshop before attending the 'advanced' or 'applied' workshop.

Registration is now open for all workshops.

If you have any queries please contact 


Our best intentions are not always followed by good actions. Across the two workshops we will provide an introduction to behaviour change and consider what drives behaviour and why sometimes our goal-setting doesn’t lead to appropriate actions. We’ll introduce ways to analyse behaviour and understand the drivers, and also look at different ways to intervene and attempt to change behaviour. In the workshops, we will draw on case studies as well discussing well-known theories and approaches (such as the dual-process approach, and the COM-B model) to behaviour change, exploring how these can be applied in practice.

Introduction to Applied Behaviour Change

15 February 2024

9:30am – 12:30pm

Module organiser

Dr Rosemary Smith

Guest Speaker

Prof John Parkinson

Register here

Developing Behaviour Change Interventions

18 April 2024

9:30am – 12:30pm

Module organiser

Dr Rosemary Smith

Guest Speaker

Prof John Parkinson

Register here


Introduction to Health Equity

22 February 2024

9:30am – 12:30pm

In this workshop Amanda Davies (Head of Foundational Economy Health & Social Care, Welsh Government) outlines the concept of a Foundational Economy and introduces a case study of a targeted health equity intervention where field beds from decommissioned COVID-19 response hospitals were reallocated to people experiencing bed poverty in Wales. Our second speaker, Dr Chris Subbe (Consultant Physician in Acute, Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board) will present case-studies around health equity, inequalities and social determinants of health, and how to apply the principle of ‘reasonable adjustments’ to healthcare settings. The workshop will be interactive, with Q&A opportunities and tasks or breakout discussion rooms during the session.

Module organiser

Dr Carys Stringer

Guest speaker

Dr Chris Subbe

Guest Speaker

Amanda Davies

Register here

Applied Principles of Health Equity

21 March 2023

9:30am – 12:30pm

In this workshop Dr Stuart Bourne (Consultant in Public Health, Aneurin Bevan Gwent Public Health Team) will present on the Building a Fairer Gwent initiative to tackle health inequalities through action on the social determinants of health. Dr Chris Subbe (Consultant Physician in Acute, Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board) will join us once again and this time will be discussing assessment tools for practice, and research governance. The workshop will be interactive, with Q&A opportunities and tasks or breakout discussion rooms during the session.

Module organiser

Dr Carys Stringer

Guest Speaker

Dr Chris Subbe

Guest Speaker

Dr Stuart Bourne

Register here

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Our Staff

At Bangor, you will never be just a face in the crowd. Our staff will get to know you and are here to help you throughout your studies. Here's your chance to learn more about them.


“Let’s Talk… Preventative Healthcare” Podcast

Join us with a new episode each month to discuss preventative healthcare with guest speakers, from health professionals to subject matter experts.

 Current episodes available here:

1. Introduction - 'Let's Talk Preventative Health' with Dr Nathan Bray, AHEPW Lead, Bangor University

2. Episode 1 - 'Occupational Mental Health and Suicide' with Prof Anne Harriss and Dr Simon Walker, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Glasgow

3. Episode 2 - 'Child Sexual Abuse' with Bethan Kelly, Barnardos

4. Episode 3 - 'What Makes an Exceptional Learning Organisation?' with Dr Ioan Rees, Sycol

5. Episode 4 - 'Health Economics' with Prof Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Professor in Health Economics, Bangor University

6. Episode 5: 'Healthy Behaviour Change' with Prof John Parkinson, Bangor University

7. Episode 6: 'Systems Leadership, Anthropology and Prevention' with Dr Lorelei Jones, Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences, Bangor University

8. Episode 7: 'Health Equities and Overcoming Challenges in Healthcare Systems' with Dr. Chris Subbe, BCUHB

9. Episode 8: 'Cycling for Climate Change Awareness' with Kate Strong

10. Episode 9: 'Safeguarding Futures: Injury Prevention in Sports' with Dr. Julian Owen, Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, Bangor University

11: Episode 10: 'Mindfulness, Wellbeing and Self Care' with Dr Ursula Sorensen, Teaching and Learning Consultant, The Centre for Teaching and Learning, Brigham Young University, USA

12. Episode 11: 'Empowering Communities for Preventative Healthcare' with Robin Ranson, Senior Health Improvement Practitioner, BCUHB

13. Episode 12: 'Value-Based Healthcare' with Prof. Hamish Laing, Professor of Enhanced Innovation and Engagement, VBHC Academy, Swansea University

14. Episode 13: 'Innovation in Health and Social Care' with Prof Gareth Davies, School of Management, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Swansea University

15. Episode 14: ' Social Prescribing and Health Economics' with Abraham Makanjuola

16. Episode 15: 'Reimagining Health and Wellbeing: Tackling Bed Poverty' with Amanda Davies, Head of Foundational Economy for Health and Social Care, Welsh Government

17. Episode 16: 'The Art of Coaching and Mentoring' with Jacky Leonard, Learning and Development Consultant


PLEASE NOTE: All the podcasts are delivered through the medium of English

Get in touch

Contact us for any enquiries regarding study opportunities, funding, working with the department or projects:




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