Bangor University has a longstanding reputation for successfully completing adult social care research that speaks to Wales, other UK regions and an international audience.
Our work responds to the current and future challenges posed by demographic change and ageing societies, the increased prevalence of acute and chronic conditions amongst adults of all ages (including those related to lifestyle choices), and by the financial and workforce pressures facing the adult social care sector. Our success is built on effective research collaborations with academics in other UK regions and internationally and through collaborations with local, regional and national organisations.
Our research strengths respond to and inform adult social care policy and practice issues. These include ageing and dementia, carers and caregiving, creative approaches to supporting adults with social care needs and understanding the added social value of such approaches, transitions from children to adult social care services, digital innovations in care delivery, workforce development and retention, inequalities and underserved populations.
A range of methodological expertise underpinning our work includes innovative ways to strengthen public and professional engagement and involvement in adult social care research, evidence synthesis, health economics including social value measurement, clinical trial design, process evaluation design for complex interventions and intervention adaptation for new contexts.
A diverse breadth of academic staff undertaking social care research are located across the College of Human Sciences (the School of Medical and Health Sciences and the School of Psychology and Sport Science) with established collaborations with colleagues in the College of Arts, Humanities and Business (School of History, Law and Social Sciences).
Our social care experts include:
- Dr Diane Seddon, Reader in Social Care
- Gill Windle, Professor in Ageing and Dementia Research
- Valerie Morrison, Professor in Psychology
- Jane Noyes, Professor in Health and Social Services Research and Child Health
- Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Professor in Health Economics
- Dr.Ceryl Davies, Lecturer in Health Sciences (Social Work)
- Dr.Carys Jones, Lecturer in Preventative Health
- Dr.Zoe Hoare, Senior Lecturer
- Martina Feilzer, Professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Dr. Gill Toms, Research Development Officer
- Ian Davies-Abbott, Lecturer in Healthcare Sciences
- Dr. Sion Williams, Director of Postgraduate Studies
- Dr. Catrin Hedd Jones, Lecturer in Dementia Studies (Welsh Medium)
- Dr Robin Mann, Senior Lecturer in Sociology
- Dr Ruth Lewis, Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences Research