News: April 2019

More than eight in ten men in prison suffered childhood adversity – new report

Childhood adversity linked to more times in prison, violent offending and a history of time in youth offender institutions

Male prisoners are much more likely than men in the wider population to have suffered childhood adversities such as child maltreatment or living in a home with domestic violence, according to a new report by Public Health Wales and Bangor University.

Publication date: 29 April 2019

Bangor University Health Economists announced amongst the top health researchers in Wales

Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards and Professor Dyfrig Hughes, from the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation at Bangor University have been named as two of the 15 Senior Research Leaders announced by Health and Care Research Wales in their open 2018 competition.

Publication date: 5 April 2019

The arts can enhance relationships between dementia care staff and care home residents

The arts have been shown to affirm dementia care staff skills and confidence, enabling meaningful exchanges with residents that can be creative, ‘in the moment’, spontaneous and improvised.

A partnership between Bangor University’s DSDC Wales Research Centre (the research group from Ageing & Dementia at Bangor in School of Health Sciences), Dementia PositiveTenFiveTen Consultancyand Flintshire County Council Social Services resulted in an 18-month research project which developed and tested Creative Conversations, an art-based staff development programme for the dementia care workforce.

Publication date: 1 April 2019