The mission of the BIHMR is to build on our REF 2014 success ito sustain and grow excellence in health and medical research. Our mission is to conduct research of the highest standard, with UK and international impact; and able to contribute to improvements in local health and healthcare, as well as making an impact across Wales and the United Kingdom, and internationally.
The Institute aims to do this by:
Providing a platform and collegiate focus for health and medical researchers affiliated with Bangor University to undertake research of the highest quality.
Bringing together a critical mass of academics from across scientific and professional disciplines, increasing opportunities for interdisciplinary working in clinical and applied research, and across the knowledge continuum.
Concentrating and growing our research around pinnacles of thematic and methodological excellence.
Increasing the visibility of health and medical research in Bangor University as a unified centre with critical mass that grows and attracts the best health and medical researchers to North Wales.
Providing an excellent environment and training programme for postgraduate research students of health and medical research that enables personal and professional growth.
Working with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in areas of shared research interests and expertise, to create a strong NHS research environment in North Wales.
The launch of BIHMR was held at Reichel Hall, Bangor University, on 25th February 2016 and was opened by Professor David Shepherd, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research and Enterprise, Bangor University), Dr Ruth Hussey, Chief Medical Officer and Professor Julie Williams, Chief Scientific Advisor. See videos of some of the talks and thoughts of participants here.