Increasing temperatures and the impact on population health

This project will look at how variability and extremes in temperature impact population health. By linking Met Office temperature data to health and administrative data, the team will explore the impacts of temperature variability and extremes on cardiovascular and respiratory conditions in the young and older populations.

The impacts of elevated temperatures on maternal, foetal and neonatal health outcomes in Wales

This project will look at how elevated temperatures impact maternal, foetal and neonatal health outcomes in Wales. It will investigate how socio-demographic, housing qualities, and other environmental factors affect these outcomes. Through the study of lab based bio markers, the research team will look at how heat stress impacts placental health.

Active travel among school aged children in Wales

In collaboration with Public Health Wales, this project will look at what proportion of school aged children in Wales have the ‘potential’ to travel actively to school and how this compares to self-reported rates. Looking at the National Survey for Wales (NSW) and School Health Research Network (SHRN), the research team will define walkable and cyclable distances. Future work will include environment characteristics such as traffic, the built environment and safety to develop a more realistic picture of walkability.

Enhancing understanding of populations inequalities in Wales

This work will use existing and new health, demographic and administrative data to characterise the population of Wales into socio-economic, marginalised and vulnerable groups of individuals to aid future understanding of population inequalities in Wales.