Researching the health of rural Wales

The Centre for Excellence in Rural Health Research at Aberystwyth University maximises on its location, embedded in the rural community of Mid-West Wales, to deliver innovative and impactful research which informs the provision of rural healthcare for current and future generations.

The Centre brings together academics from three institutes and four departments; namely Psychology, Computer Science, Geography and Earth Sciences and the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), with contributions from other departments being developed.

Working collaboratively with Hywel Dda University Health Board, Powys Teaching Health Board the Mid Wales Healthcare Collaborative, together with other relevant stakeholders, the centre builds on the current expertise at Aberystwyth University to consider how interdisciplinary approaches can inform the understanding and future delivery of high quality healthcare to meet the needs of rural communities.

News

  • Seminar Series: Exploiting basic research to improve respiratory patient care in Wales

    Centre for Excellence in Rural Health Research Seminar Series Friday October 13th 12.30-1.30pm; Bronglais Hospital Postgraduate Centre Exploiting basic research to improve respiratory patient care in Wales. Luis A. J. Mur, Adrian Mironas, & Keir Lewis In this talk we will describe collaboration between scientists at Aberystwyth University and Hywel […]

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  • All Party Parliamentary group in rural health and social care

    The CfERHR was recently invited to attend the first ever All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on rural health and social care at the Houses of Parliament, Westminster. The group was chaired by Anna-Marie Morris MP and was attended by representatives from all major parliamentary parties and several external organisations including […]

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  • WARU Open Day & Launch Event

    Aberystwyth University is launching a brand new Well-being and Health Assessment Research Unit (WARU) during an Open Day on Wednesday the 15th of March. The unit is located in the IBERS Carwyn James Building on Aberystwyth University’s Penglais Campus and scientists there will be undertaking research activity and projects to […]

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  • Rural Health Open Meeting

    LAMPETER Rotary Club, in association with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, presented an open meeting to raise awareness of what has been done and what is proposed for rural health and community wellbeing in mid Wales. The meeting was organised following the introduction of the Welsh Government’s Wellbeing […]

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Partner Organisations

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Hywel Dda University Health Board

The Centre for Excellence in Rural Health Research work in collaboration with Hywel Dda University Health Board to ensure impactful research that will support the health board’s strategic aims and improve the lives of individuals living in the Hywel Dda catchment area. Representatives from Hywel Dda UHB are members of the CfERHR’s steering committee

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Powys Teaching Health Board

The Centre for Excellence in Rural Health Research work in collaboration with Powys teaching Health Board to ensure impactful research that will support the health board’s strategic aims and improve the lives of individuals living in the Powys catchment area. Representatives from Powys THB are members of the CfERHR’s steering committee

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Mid Wales Healthcare Collaborative

The Mid Wales Healthcare Collaborative work with providers and communities to plan and deliver safe, sustainable, high quality and accessible health and social care services for the population of Mid Wales. Representatives from the MWHC are member’s of the CfERHR’s steering committee

Contact Us:

For further information or to source relevant expertise, please contact
Dr Rachel Rahman;
Director of the Centre for Excellence in Rural Health Research
01970 621749
rjr@aber.ac.uk