Welsh researchers have found that health checks help improve survival for people with a learning disability, especially those with autism or Down’s syndrome. The team, led by researchers at the National Centre for Population Health & Wellbeing Research, based at Population Data Science at Swansea University, analysed the medical records of 26,954 people with a…
Wales: Parents of children in care proceedings experience greater levels of health vulnerabilities, including mental health, substance use and injury-related conditions
New research published today on mothers and fathers in Wales in the years leading up to their children being involved in care proceedings uncovers higher levels of overall healthcare use, with elevated levels in emergency healthcare settings compared to parents with no family court involvement.
The Health and Social Care collaboration providing insight on the pressing issues facing the sector in Wales
The health and social care sector are never far from the top of the list of areas needing further insight to help make services and the experiences of people using them better – and that has only been amplified as both the immediate and consequential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are felt.
Dr Peter Mackie and Dr Ian Thomas, are the academic leads for ADR Wales’ Housing and Homelessness body of work. Here, Ian discusses their plans to explore COVID-19 infection rates amongst people experiencing homelessness in Wales using the COVID-19 test data that is now available for approved researchers to access via the SAIL Databank.
New survey to explore the health and wellbeing of headteachers and senior leadership staff during COVID-19
Researchers at Swansea University are calling on headteachers and senior leadership staff to complete a survey about their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this article, members of the Family Justice Data Partnership, Dr Linda Cusworth (Research Fellow in the Centre for Child and Family Justice Research at Lancaster University) and Alex Lee (Research Officer in Population Data Science at Swansea University) present a series of maps and consider rates of public and private law cases in Wales.
Parents in Wales who turn to the family courts to resolve private disputes over child arrangements following family separation are more likely to live in deprived areas, new research has shown, with the highest rates of court order applications from people living in Swansea and South West Wales.
Researchers at the National Centre for Population Health & Wellbeing Research, funded by Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales, have launched a study to help inform how to improve health, education and wellbeing for all children in Wales.
As schools reopen, a survey of primary school staff in Wales shows that they support children going back to their classes, for the sake of their education and social development, but that they also have real concerns.
Population Data Science joins network of data experts looking to solve the UK’s most pressing health challenges
Population Data Science at Swansea University in partnership with Public Health Wales (PHW), NHS Wales Informatics Services (NWIS) and Social Care Wales, will receive funding of up to £400,000 over two years to form a new national network of experts who are working to address some of the biggest challenges facing health and care today, both in Wales and the UK.