Early years support for vulnerable children

This project aims to understand what works to support vulnerable children, such as those experiencing domestic violence, adverse childhood conditions or children who are looked after or under child protection measures, with a view to supporting these children during their early years.

Childhood inequalities

This project will look at interventions that aim to reduce inequalities among children such as Free School Meals, access to child care, the built environment and maternal employment and how they impact the child, with a view to supporting children during their early years.

The role of nurseries and networks to support high risk families

This project will work with families, health visitors and nurseries to develop and test interventions to  improve outcomes for high risk children (e.g. those in deprived households, those with low family resources (e.g. maternal depression) with the aim of developing and testing interventions for young families.

Supporting expectant parents

This project will look at the support provided to expectant parents and the affecting pregnancy outcomes.

Improving mental health in single parent families

Through child lead change, this project aims to develop interventions to improve mental health wellbeing among young people living in single parent families.

Inequalities in career progression

This project will look at workers in Wales with the aim of identifying if it is possible to measure equity within progression pathways particularly by ethnic groups.

Health service utilisation in Wales

This project aims to create a desirable health service utilisation indicator to characterise the distribution of the population who do not use the health service as a measure of health resilience. The project will look at what proportion of the population of Wales meet the indicator criteria and how this varies with deprivation and protected characteristic groups.

Instances of assaults presenting to health services among minority groups in Wales

This project will utilise health, demographic and survey data to investigate if people from minority ethnic groups, disabled people, LGBTQIA+, women and non-binary groups experience higher rates of assaults than other people in the population.

Deprivation and chronic diseases

This project seeks to compare trajectories of chronic diseases by area-level deprivation for the population of Wales. Researchers will seek to find out if individuals living in more deprived areas accrue diseases at a faster rate than individuals living in the least deprived areas.

Population inequalities in Wales

Using existing and new health, demographic and administrative data, this project aims create foundations from which future research on the characteristics of the Welsh population can be based. This work will help researchers to profile and categorise the population for future inequalities research.