External Engagement and Innovation

 

CSHS offers a wealth of expertise and experience in a diverse set of health related disciplines.  We offer a range of services that help businesses and organisations grow including specialist research and consultancy services, professional development and training, knowledge transfer opportunities in line with our civic and global engagement strategies.

Our activities are cohered around the following discipline areas. 

Biomedical Sciences

The Cardiff Met Department of Biomedical Sciences hosts approximately 600 students, and comprises 25 members of academic staff plus technical/administrative staff. We have a wealth of expertise across our department, and are active in numerous areas relevant to the enterprise agenda:

  • Facilities and Services

Our department has a portfolio of modern laboratories (general laboratory spaces, a ‘clinical simulation suite’, and additional dedicated specialist laboratories for exercise physiology/health assessment, molecular biology, microbiology, tissue culture, etc), all of which are well equipped with regard to supporting a wide range of enterprise activities, and are available for use by external partners.

  • Continuous Professional Development

Our Biomedical Science programmes (or elements therefrom) are suitable for offer as CPD activities in a number of contexts. For example, our ‘clinical simulation suite’ has been used as the focus of ‘clinical education’ short courses by which health professionals can undergo ‘upskilling’ in order to boost their career development and/or employability.

  • External Engagement

We have a long-standing track-record of involvement in public awareness of science events, and can provide guest speakers and training workshops to partners/clients who are hosting such events. For example, our expertise in the area of non-invasive cardiovascular health assessment has allowed us to regularly participate in health awareness activities such as provision of ‘health MOT’ consultations in collaboration with partners including the British Heart Foundation at prominent national events such as the Urdd and National Eisteddfodau.

  • Contract Research and Consultancy

We have a numerous research interests for which commercial and/or consultancy-based approaches are applicable. These include:

      • the anti-inflammatory action of natural products and botanical extracts and how these can be used to improve human health. We have established links with a number of SMEs who manufacture plant extracts, chemical analysis companies.

Please contact Richard Webb (rwebb@cardiffmet.ac.uk; tel: 02920-205559) for more information,

Psychology

We have a number of specialist laboratories and a range of specialist equipment to support enterprise activities.  We currently run BPS verified courses in psychometric testing which include: 

· Assistant Test User 

· Test User Ability and 

· Test User Personality. 

We administer the Health and Wellbeing survey (Emwell) which other organisations can use and have adapted to suit their specific requirements.

Contact Dan Heggs for more information

Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics

We are known for providing high quality professional training, offering a range of CPD opportunities.  We have close links with practice and have expertise in the management of obesity and diabetes. 

The ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre has a wealth of expertise and can support food and drink companies with many aspects of their business as well as offering a range of food safety and food standard courses

Contact Vitti Allender for more information

Environmental and Occupational Public Health

The discipline team have expertise in all areas of Occupational, Environmental and Public Health and in addition to providing academic programmes also provide Contract Research, Consultancy.  We can also assist with the assessment and management of the potential occupational health risks and would welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements with you.

For further information about how we can help you please see the Environmental and Occupational Public Health webpages

Allied Health Professions

There is a wealth of expertise across a range of allied health professions including podiatry, complementary therapies and dental technology.  For more information about enterprise activities in each area please visit their webpages.

Complementary Healthcare
Dental Technology
Podiatry
Speech and Language Therapy