Research Centres

WKRU (Wales Kidney Research Unit)

WKRU (Wales Kidney Research Unit) is funded by Health and Care Research Wales and aims to deliver an All-Wales strategy for the study of diagnosis, prevention, treatment and social context of kidney disease. The modus operandi provides core infrastructure enabling researchers, clinical staff, patients, families and carers to work together, to answer important health and social care research questions, and to develop state-of-the-art services that benefit population needs.

WKRU will enable these stakeholders to make competitive funding bids and to collaborate with industry, bringing investment into Wales to improve the health and wealth of the population. Professor Jane Noyes, the Social Care Lead is based at Bangor University in the School of Social Sciences.

Visit WKRU's website.

National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research (NCPHWR), an all Wales Research Centre

The aim of the NCPHWR is to make a significant impact upon the health and wellbeing of the population of Wales through applied research.

The centre is set to make Wales a world leader in population health science by generating an evidence base for public health policies, services and interventions and implementing findings on a scale that makes a population level impact.

NCPHWR will co-ordinate multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary, multi-agency health and social care research, collaboration with policy and practitioners, and public involvement across Wales. It will also expand links to leading international population health research groups. 

Led at Bangor University by Professor Jane Noyes from the School of Social Sciences in association with Professor Ronan Lyons and an executive team of scientists from the Universities of Swansea, Cardiff and Bangor, and Chief Executive of Children in Wales and Director of Research Public Health Wales, NCPHWR will coordinate population health research for the first time in Wales.

Visit NCPHWR's website.

Centre for Mental Health and Society (CFMHAS)

The Centre for Mental Health and Society (CFMHAS) is a methods based research centre. We conduct research that has direct translational application to the well-being of people with mental health problems, their families and carers, and to the mental health of the general population.

CFMHAS is a collaboration between Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Bangor University. It has office bases in Wrexham and Bangor.

Visit the Centre for Mental Health and Society’s website.

Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)

Established in 2008, the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) draws together social science researchers from a number of disciplines including sociology, economics, geography and political science.

The Institute is based within five Universities in Wales: Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, South Wales and Swansea, and works in partnership with other UK Universities.

Find out more about WISERD at Bangor University.