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Department of Psychology, College of Human and Health Sciences and Elysium Neurological

The College of Human and Health Sciences draws together the disciplines of health, nursing, midwifery, social care, social policy and psychology. Our mission is to conduct higher quality international research that meets the needs of the people of south-west Wales and beyond. We are the largest provider of health care education in Wales, providing an exciting and dynamic environment in which to study and further an academic or professional career.


The Department of Psychology brings together over 25 academic staff with dedicated research technicians and professional services staff. We offer research-based teaching across most areas of psychology, and students and staff avail of state-of-the-art research facilities. We have a long tradition of research excellence at Swansea, having established world renowned brain injury, psychopharmacology, nutrition, and sleep research groups. In The Research Excellence Framework (2014) we were only one of four psychology departments in the UK to achieve a 100% 4* rating (maximum score possible) for the reach and significance of its work. In REF 2014, 44% of our submission was graded as 4* (the highest possible grading). Based on this measure we are ranked 14th (out of 82) in the UK.


Partnerships in Care Brain Injury Services are experts in neurobehavioural rehabilitation for people with an acquired brain injury or progressive neurological condition.


Brain Injury Services provide:


  • Neurobehavioural rehabilitation approach designed to reduce challenging behaviour and maximise functional skills
  • Evidenced based bespoke outcome measures showing progressive and person-centred care
  • A full discharge care pathway comprising of inpatient rehabilitation, transitional rehabilitation, community rehabilitation and inreach and outreach activities
  • Vocational and full therapeutic programmes
  • A full transdisciplinary team led by Professor Nick Alderman


Patients who are referred to PiC BIS usually are:


  • Men or women, 18 years of age or older
  • Diagnosed with a brain injury including traumatic brain injury or stroke together with possible mental health difficulties
  • People with progressive neurological conditions
  • People who require intervention, management of behaviour and have physical and/or cognitive difficulties


Services are available in Essex, Northampton and Leicestershire.


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