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

  • Angharad Jones wins joint first prize at the Wales Studies Network Launch

    On Wednesday January 29th, the Learned Society of Wales launched their ‘Wales Studies Network’ highlighting the research being conducted to better understand Wales and its relations to the wider world. The event welcomed researchers from across Wales, including postgraduate students who had been invited to showcase their research. Angharad Jones, […]

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  • Speed networking event takes the search out of research

    A ‘speed networking’ event was recently held between academics from Aberystwyth University and staff from the Hywel Dda University Health Board who were seeking their perfect research partner. Taking place on Aberystwyth University’s Penglais Campus on Friday 20 September 2019, the event was a collaboration between The Centre for Excellence […]

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  • Invitation Happy and Healthy Rural Communities

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  • Drones ‘may help isolated patients in rural Wales’

    Dr Rachel Rahman from the Centre for Excellence in Rural Health Research in collaboration with collages from the University of South Wales’s Aeronautics department and Swansea University are considering whether drones could offer a useful solutions to the challenges of rural health care delivery. In a series of focus groups […]

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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