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This CISHE website is an archive of past work conducted between 2003 - 2012. Please visit either DECIPHer or the School of Social Sciences for current information.  

CISHE undertakes methodologically innovative multidisciplinary research with a focus on:

  • understanding and theorising the determinants of population health and well-being
  • sustainable and equitable improvements in the health and well being of communities
  • rigorous evaluation of effectiveness.

CISHE aims to lead and facilitate research of international excellence, placing emphasis on tackling health inequalities and ensuring that our research has an impact on policy and practice in Wales and beyond.

Current events


Eighteenth Health Challenge Wales: Evidence for Policy Seminar Series in partnership with the Welsh Government. The seminar is entitled 'Smoking and pregnancy: future directions for policy, practice and research’


Tuesday 26th June 2012: 1.15 to 4.30pm, Council Chamber, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University.


Flyer. Booking form. Contact Zoe Macdonald
  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Alcohol and Young People (IPAP) - seminar 3

    11th July, 2pm, Committee room 1, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University.

Speaker: Professor David Foxcroft (Oxford Brookes University). Title: 'Prevention frameworks, theories and evidence: a critical perspective'. Attendance is free, but to assist with catering we ask that you register in advance by emailing Jeremy Segrott. Further information is available at

Paul Walker, Professor Gareth Williams, Dr Tony Jewell, Professor Allyson Pollock, Dr Julian Tudor Hart, Marie John



Latest research and publications

Project SFP Cymru 


CISHE is leading a major project which is evaluating the Strengthening Families 10-14 UK Programme in Wales. 


Recent Publications


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