Heath Jeffries

Heath Jeffries


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Clinical innovation team goes virtual

Posted on 7 August 2020 by Heath Jeffries

There has never been a more pressing time to find solutions to clinical need. The Clinical Innovation Partnership forged between Cardiff University and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board in 2016 is itself being innovative: monthly meetings of its highly successful Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) are now being hosted as virtual sessions as substitutes for its
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Have you got the Spot-a-bee buzz?

Posted on 27 July 2020 by Heath Jeffries

The next time you are in the garden or walking the dog, look out for bees. If you take a picture on your phone of the plants they visit, and share them on Spot-a-bee, you’ll be helping scientists in their quest for new antibiotics. Here, Professor Les Baillie, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, explains
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The road from evaluation to public service reform

Posted on 22 July 2020 by Heath Jeffries

In 2014, in a report for the UK Cabinet Office, Professor Jonathan Shepherd introduced the concept of the evidence ecosystem. For the first time this integrated the processes of evidence generation, evidence synthesis, the production of guidance from this synthesis, and implementation of this guidance in public services. In the period post-COVID when public finances
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How the ‘Cardiff Model’ is tackling US violence

Posted on 2 March 2020 by Heath Jeffries

A recent mass shooting in Milwaukee has left six people dead. Professor Jonathan Shepherd knows the US city well: one of its suburbs, West Allis, has already adopted the ‘Cardiff Model’ for tackling violence. Professor Shepherd hopes the horrific event may prompt the city’s Mayor Barrett to accelerate violence prevention programs and implement the Cardiff
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Campus inducts 1,000 workers

Posted on 27 February 2020 by Heath Jeffries

More than 1,000 workers have been recruited to work on Cardiff University’s flagship ‘Home of Innovation.’ The new milestone has been reached in partnership with Bouygues UK, the leading construction company behind Cardiff Innovation Campus, since work began on the state-of-the-art site in summer 2018. Some 60% of staff brought in to work on the
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Cardiff Innoversity – helping students build tomorrow’s businesses

Posted on 24 February 2020 by Heath Jeffries

Innovation is founded on trust over time. Tomorrow’s entrepreneurs are today’s students. By working with Cardiff University Student Enterprise, undergraduates can develop start-up ideas and social enterprises (like the one above) that can bring social prosperity to Wales. Here, Rhys Pearce-Palmer, Enterprise Manager, looks at some recent successes. “When it comes to student start-ups, we
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A Taste of Construction Innovation

Posted on 11 February 2020 by Heath Jeffries

Over the past year, Cardiff University students have been enjoying a taste of working life on Cardiff Innovation Campus. Through its Student Construction Ambassador Programme, Bouygues UK has opened its doors to allow Civil Engineering undergraduates to witness the building process at first hand. Here, Adeela Bano, Sophie Chillingworth, Siân Miller and Jasper Chiu share
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A Vision for Clean Growth

Posted on 21 January 2020 by Heath Jeffries

  ‘Throughout 2019, global events – from Australia’s bush fires to Delhi’s coldest day in over a century – heightened our focus on renewables and clean energy. As Director of Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI), I’m acutely aware of unlocking the power of my own specialist science to deliver clean growth. In effect, that means applying
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Partnership drives efficiency at UK’s biggest wine company

Posted on 3 October 2019 by Heath Jeffries

A partnership between Manufacturer of the Year Accolade Wines, Panalpina Research Centre (PARC) and Cardiff University has helped the drinks company streamline operations and achieve significant reductions in their inventory levels. The Australian headquartered firm’s thirst for continuous improvement and innovation led them to team up with PARC and the University to explore ways of
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