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Who we are

Who We Are and What We Do

Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Wellbeing (CISHeW) is a new research institute within Cardiff School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. Building upon a legacy of methodologically innovative multi-disciplinary research, we are developing adventurous methods for engagement and partnership in the social sciences, arts, humanities and community development.

Our projects focus of Social Action, Policy dialogue, the dynamic nature of health and wellbeing, and social justice. We often take a collaborative approach to our research, working alongside civil society groups and community members, service providers, artists and policy makers.

We aim to bring about sustainable improvements in the health and wellbeing of populations by:

  • Developing innovative, multi-disciplinary research in the social sciences, public health, arts and humanities
  • Building partnerships with and between civil society groups, community members, policy makers, service providers and artists
  • Focusing on social action to reduce inequalities in health and improve health and wellbeing