Prevention, Screening and Early Diagnosis focuses on significant public health problems and inequalities in Wales, continuing strong work in cancer and addressing other priority health areas.

Our aims are to: (i) develop strategies to prevent obesity-related disease and reduce harm from tobacco, (ii) increase public awareness and improve equitable uptake of screening programmes, and (iii) expedite early diagnosis.

We involve patients and members of the public in developing, evaluating and implementing novel, person-centred interventions designed to improve Screening, Prevention and Early Diagnosis.

Core activities

  • Build research capacity by developing and delivering high quality, multidisciplinary Screening, Prevention and Early Diagnosis research funding proposals.
  • Cultivate strong academic-community partnerships by involving local stakeholders in co-production of research proposals, conduct and dissemination activities.
  • Conduct research that is underpinned by behavioural science, sociological theory and a ‘whole person’ approach to ensuring that ground breaking biomedical research is translated into public and patient benefit.


Prof Kate Brain, Cardiff University

Research projects

Please visit the 'Research Portfolio' page and select WP4 from the drop-down list.

WP4 Publications

Please visit the 'Publications' page and select WP4 from the drop-down list.

WP4 Presentation

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