Health and Care Research Wales will provide leadership for research professionals in Wales, develop and value individuals through training and mentoring, and work to improve the profile of Welsh health and social care research both within and outside Wales.
Resources formerly assigned to the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) Faculty will be realigned to focus on those areas where need is greatest and where a community approach can add the most value - namely leadership, mentoring, and profile-raising.
Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders have been selected to support, advise and promote research in Wales.
They were appointed following a competitive process, with applications assessed by an external panel of senior health and social care experts in the UK.
Vanessa Burholt - Swansea University
Peter Collins - Cardiff University
Adrian Edwards - Cardiff University
Rhiannon Tudor Edwards - Bangor University
Kerenza Hood - Cardiff University
Dyfrig Hughes - Bangor University
Peter Huxley - Bangor University
Ian Jones - Cardiff University
Keith Lloyd - Swansea University
Ronan Lyons - Swansea University
Michael Owen - Cardiff University
Mark Rees - Swansea University
Jo Rycroft-Malone - Bangor University
Andrew Sewell - Cardiff University
Helen Snooks - Swansea University
John Williams CBE - Swansea University
Bob Woods - Bangor University