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The Welsh Institute of Physical Activity, Health and Sport (WIPAHS) is a pan-Wales network of Welsh Universities and Sport Wales. With members based across Wales, we are able to capitalise on the nation’s unique culture and its remarkable range of expertise and industry. WIPAHS brings together world-leading academics, with representatives from Sport Wales and Welsh Government, who are driven to answer practice-based questions, identify fundamental research questions, and ensure that findings are reflected in Welsh policy.

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As a practice-driven organisation, WIPAHS operates to answer the questions posed by partners working in the field, as well as widely disseminate knowledge across a diversity of audiences. WIPAHS seeks to use the transformative power of physical activity and sport to improve the lives of people in Wales. Ultimately, the mission of WIPAHS is to build capacity across Wales, training future scientists and increase strategic collaborations between Sport Wales, academia, business and stakeholders.

Our aim is to create a healthier society. To achieve this, your insight, input and knowledge is vital.

Whether you’re looking to promote physical activity, develop sporting foundations or maximise health across the lifespan, we will work with you to help address questions you have identified.

We are here to translate research into practice, to bring together diverse knowledge and experience, and to create insight that transforms the health and well-being of our population. We will help find the answers if they are available, or work with you to develop the best approach to discover them, if not.

Strategic Themes

Our work is structured across six strategic themes. These are:

  • Mental Health and Well-being
  • Behaviour Change
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Moving for Health
  • Population Level Change
  • Health, Sport and Physical Activity Economics

How to get involved

If you are interested in discussing how you can get involved and work with us, please complete our expression of interest form here or email [javascript protected email address] with your enquiry and contact details, and we will get back to you soon. We are keen to here from all types of organisations across Wales. 

Further Information

WIPAHS Website

WIPAHS 2019/2020 Annual Report

Follow WIPAHS on Twitter

Connect with WIPAHS on LinkedIn

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