College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

The Richard Wells Research Centre

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The Richard Wells Research Centre, based at the University of West London, conducts an active programme of research focusing on improving patient safety. The Centre conducts primary research, undertakes guideline development and review and, through its work as an internationally accredited centre for evidence-based practice, carries out comprehensive systematic reviews.
Our particular areas of expertise are:
  • patient safety and infection
  • mental health
  • midwifery and family health
  • learning disability
We form local, national and international multi-professional collaborative research and teaching networks with a variety of agencies, institutions, professional organisations and healthcare providers. We work with clinicians, academics, learned societies, patients, carers and the public to undertake, and advise on, research and educational initiatives.