THINK is a collaboration between Aberystwyth University Psychology Department and Public Health Wales. It is funded by Health and Care Research Wales and is led by Charles Musselwhite, Professor in Psychology, Aberystwyth University, and Dr Sarah Jones, Consultant in Environmental Public Health, Public Health Wales.
The THINK Foundry will enrich the network with new knowledge. The foundry will provide:
- Support for researchers and practitioners to systematically work together to develop, submit and win new funding in research
- Support to use research in policy and practice by holding workshops with key stakeholders aimed at maximising impact
The THINK Academy will enhance the network by increasing knowledge and skills in transport and health. The academy will provide summaries of research findings and other materials designed to support knowledge and growth of THINK, a website, seminars every few months and an annual conference. It will support training of professionals new to transport and health, including:
- An annual continual professional development workshop
- Bespoke training support
- Systematic mentoring scheme with experienced researchers https://think.aber.ac.uk/think-mentor-scheme/
THINK Participate will develop professional and public understanding of the relationships between transport and health.
Participate will foster collaboration by supporting mini-research secondment opportunities for people from research to work in policy, or practice.
Participate will provide the same opportunities for people from policy and practice in academic settings.
Participate will involve the public through interactive roadshows, research and accessible policy summaries, and participatory methods that could include storytelling, film, photography, go-along interviews, or monitoring air pollution or road safety, for example.
THINK’s participatory approach will help to prioritise key issues and to involve people in developing the policies that will impact the future of their community, health, wellbeing, and mobility.
Funded by Health Care Research Wales – Today’s Research; Tomorrow’s Care
Health and Care Research Wales provides an infrastructure to support and increase capacity in research and development, runs a range of responsive funding schemes and provides funding to NHS Wales to support the development and delivery of research for the benefit of patients and the public.
Our innovative infrastructure and portfolio of funded programmes consolidates, updates and builds on what has been created and delivered to date, placing Wales at the international forefront of health and social care research.
Our infrastructure allows a sharper focus on Wales’ current and emerging areas of excellence and ensures an integrated, interdisciplinary, interagency, all-Wales approach, from research development to changes in practice based on research evidence.
The people of Wales are central to the infrastructure and the programmes which lead to major gains in health and wellbeing, effectiveness of services and the generation of national wealth.