Wales: PHW celebrates a year of research success

08 February 2019

Public Health Wales (PHW) has published its Research and development report 2017-18, highlighting the depth and breadth of its work.

Achievements include 77 academic publications, 20 active research projects in any single month and nearly £1m in external income generated to support research.

PHW also secured a £6.8m Home Office grant to develop the Early Action Together programme with criminal justice partners, and has been recognised as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Investment for Health and Wellbeing.

Project areas also highlighted in the report include breaking the generational cycle of crime, mental health support and training for secondary school teachers, and adverse childhood experiences and resilience.

Dr Alisha Davies, head of research and development division at PHW, said: ‘Our work cuts across policy agendas and engages a wide range of partners.

‘By generating new knowledge and seeking to answer big questions, our research plays a fundamental role in achieving PHW’s vision for a healthier future for Wales.’

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