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.


The Cardiff Institute of Society and Health (CISHE), is based in the Cardiff School of Social Sciences in close collaboration with the School of Medicine. The establishment of the Institute in 2003 was funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW). Following on from this funding, CISHE has developed to become a sustainable research centre with a significant national and international reputation.

CISHE is home to the UKCRC funded Public Health Research Centre of Excellence DECIPHer – the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement. It is also home to PHIRN - Public Health Improvement Research Network and WHIASU - Welsh Health Impact Assessment Support Unit.

CISHE is led by the Director of CISHE, Professor Laurence Moore, (Professor of Public Health Improvement) along with a Management Team, Strategic Planning Group and a research staff of 16, 4 PhD students and 6 administrative staff.

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The CISHE website is not being updated at present.
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