Health & wellbeing themes and facilities @ Bangor

CALIN addresses increasing demand within the rapidly expanding Life Sciences sector for enhanced, effective collaboration across industry, academia, healthcare and government. An aging population together with increasing chronic illnesses, more informed consumer choice and an increasing focus on ‘wellness’, are driving demand for significant investment in research and development (R&D) to meet the challenge of developing health enhancing technologies. Furthermore, in our COVID-19 world, there is an increasing demand for organisational approaches to wellbeing, including innovative ways to deal with mental health challenges in the (home-based) workplace.

Bangor University is leading on the health and wellbeing theme for CALIN and has expertise across health, biomedical, sports, exercise and performance science and behavioural sciences. This wide spectrum of expertise provides capacity for a variety of different projects including: service design and innovation; health promotion and wellbeing (preventative approaches, across the lifespan), elite performance and mental resilience; and organisational wellbeing, motivation and wellbeing in the workplace.

Below is a list of topics that could be the focus of CALIN support to SMEs and/or collaborative projects but this is not exhaustive:

  • Applied behaviour change
  • Mental resilience
  • Mental health treatment and prevention
  • Health promotion
  • Health literacy
  • Prevention initiatives
  • Novel technologies for improving health
  • Population and organisational health
  • Public health economics
  • Precision public health
  • Exercise is medicine
  • Elite performance (talent identification; leadership; coaching)
  • Appetite and metabolic health (weight management)
  • Exercise and physical literacy
  • Sport and exercise immunology
  • Sport and exercise nutrition
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Healthy ageing
  • Cognitive impairment and dementia
  • Memory function and impairment
  • Personality
  • Group dynamics/teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Psychological skills (e.g. goal setting)
  • Systematic approaches to organisational innovation
  • Motivation and wellbeing in the workplace
  • Industrial and healthcare collaboration

SMEs working with CALIN can access the world class facilities, resources and expertise @ Bangor which include:

  • Brain function – Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system for functional neuroscience, EEG and ERP systems
  • Integrative physiology (response to stress etc)
  • Environmental chamber (temperature, humidity, altitude)
  • Health check assessments & body composition
  • Psycho-physiological performance assessments
  • Social value hub
  • Medicines evaluation
  • Motion capture laboratory
  • Public engagement programme
  • Data management
  • Service design & innovation process
  • Identifying relevant funding opportunities