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

  • Accessing Health care in Mbano, Imo state, Nigeria: The role of the MNA (USA) Diasporic Network

    Seminar Series Accessing Health care in Mbano, Imo state, Nigeria: The role of the MNA (USA) Diasporic Network Dr Anthonia Ijeoma Onyeahialam Wednesday 29th of May, 2019 1:00—2.00pm G17 Carwyn James Building, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University Light lunch provided, please contact rural-health@aber.ac.uk to register I share my notes from research […]

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  • Road safety as a public health problem – the challenges of rural roads Jenny Shepherd

    Seminar Series   Road safety as a public health problem – the challenges of rural roads Jenny Shepherd Senior Researcher, TRL Tuesday 16th of April, 2019 1:00—2.00pm G17 Carwyn James Building, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University   Light lunch provided, please contact rural-health@aber.ac.uk to register Injuries are one of the top […]

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  • The collaborative achievement of medical tasks in speech and language therapy telemedicine consultations

    Seminar Series The collaborative achievement of medical tasks in speech and language therapy telemedicine consultations David Dalley Associate Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Aberystwyth University Monday 18th of March, 2019 1:00—2.00pm G17 Carwyn James Building, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University Light lunch provided, please contact rural-health@aber.ac.uk to register Telemedicine technologies have become […]

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  • Seminar Series 2019

    The seminar series offers an opportunity to bring a wider network of people with interests in rural health and social care together to share their research, or opportunities for research. Seminars are delivered by Aberystwyth University academics, local staff from health and social care organisations as well as external speakers […]

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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