Grŵp Dydd Gwyl Dewi Saint David's Day Group

Health and Biosciences

The St David’s Day Group of Universities leads on a number of research and innovation initiatives across Wales in the area of Health and Biosciences including Translational science in ageing and well being. The Group engages with businesses and industry to deliver solutions to real life problems.

Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (WICN)

Although Wales may be small in size, its universities have developed three of the top psychology departments in Europe: The Universities of Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea. These three faculties, home to over 250 academics and researchers, have brought in approximately £11 million in grants in just the last three years.

The Welsh Assembly Government decided to build upon these strengths by investing over £5 million to establish the new multi-centre Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (WICN). The institute draws together the three psychology faculties, with investment in a shared management structure, administrative support, and additional academic appointments, as well as equipment and technical support in order to grow as one institute, a world leader in the study and application of cognitive and clinical neuroscience. For information on the full range of WICN’s activities see