Health and wellbeing
We’re living longer. But are we living better? Can we harness the potential of genomics, artificial intelligence or the insights of behavioural science? From novel diagnostics to appearance research, coping with dementia to boosting self-esteem, we’re tackling the challenges of today and tomorrow, transforming health and wellbeing futures for all.
Our research strengths include:
- bio-sciences, life sciences, health technologies
- wellness, wellbeing, mental health
- healthy ageing, long-term conditions.
Our researchers are working to resolve the challenge of understanding the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s, in an ever-increasing ageing population, with the hope of identifying earlier interventions for the disease.
We are leading the way in the design of assistive robots, understanding how people and robots can interact intuitively, safely and effectively; and designing and testing robots that will be acceptable and enjoyable to use.
Grassroots collaboration beats malaria
Healthcare testing and treatment in some of the world’s malaria hotspots has been significantly improved thanks to participatory interventions designed by UWE Bristol.
Developing better oral care applications
Our collaborations with global healthcare and tech leaders are helping to improve treatment outcomes for oral care, thanks to improved and novel products.
Caring for craniofacial conditions
The support available for people across the world born with cleft lip or palate has been vastly improved by the work of UWE Bristol researchers.
Researchers at UWE Bristol have created an online toolkit that will improve dementia service provision for people from South Asian communities.
Studies carried out by UWE Bristol have helped promote and strengthen the position of Britain’s Overseas Territories in the aftermath of Brexit.
Thousands of people across the world are benefiting from a self-management intervention for hip, knee and back pain developed by UWE Bristol, reducing healthcare costs in the process.
Protecting liberty: Evidence of failures prompts change in the law
People subjected to pre-trial detention in courts across England and Wales now stand a better chance of a fair hearing thanks to research by UWE Bristol.
Re-integrating people who committed a sexual offence
Improving society’s attitudes and involving communities in rehabilitation programmes is key to preventing repeat sexual offences, say UWE Bristol researchers.
UWE Bristol scientists' pioneering work has improved hospital treatments for potentially fatal conditions such as tuberculosis and sepsis.
Our researchers have been working with Unilever on the Dove Self-Esteem Project global education programs, addressing the psychological, social, cultural and resource-based challenges to improving self-esteem and body image among young people.
A germ that can speed up leukaemia treatment
Our researchers have harnessed the glow-in-the-dark properties of bacteria to help some leukaemia treatment sufferers.
Improving labour productivity
Insights from research at UWE Bristol have informed ambitious policies that are fuelling regional economic growth.
Collaborative culture in construction
A team from UWE Bristol produced a ground-breaking toolkit to reduce costs and improve performance.
Helping managers improve operational performance
Research at UWE Bristol has highlighted the importance of front-line managers in their role as people managers, benefitting leading organisations.
Influencing the minimum wage
Research conducted by the Bristol Business School has been used to shape the setting of and compliance to the minimum wage.
Biofilm model systems
A system developed at UWE Bristol to measure the growth rate of microbes has been adopted by companies for healthcare products.
Careful talk saves lives
UWE Bristol research has led to improved teamwork between healthcare professionals during hospital emergencies.
Changing policy on human tafficking
Research at UWE Bristol has influenced policy on human trafficking and improved the human rights of exploited migrants.
Helping children with impaired communication skills
The findings from UWE Bristol research into children's communication have directly influenced major policy reports and have improved therapy practice.
Sensing our health
UWE Bristol researchers are developing cutting-edge technology called ‘magnetic-biosensors’ to accurately detect biological molecules.
Breaking research boundaries
We’re tackling the big issues of today and tomorrow head on. This is big, brave thinking for a better future. It’s research done well. Research with the power to transform lives, transform the future.Breaking research boundaries
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