Welsh Government
conference 2020

Health and Care Research Wales conference 2020

7 October 2020   |   All day   |   Online   |   £Free

Our 2020 conference is going digital

Due to Welsh Government advice around the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to host the Health and Care Research Wales conference 2020 digitally. On 7 October we’ll be holding our biggest, most exciting conference completely online.

Register for our conference today!

Register to attend the Health and Care Research Wales conference 2020 through our online form.

You have until 17:00 on 25 September to register. 

The programme

Research culture and capacity in the NHS

Chair - Dr Frank Atherton, Chief Medical Officer for Wales


  • Simon Denegri, Medical Director, The Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Usha Boolaky, Assistant Director for Research, The Health Foundation

Panel session: The research response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Chair - Professor Kieran Walshe, Director, Health and Care Research Wales


  • Professor Ronan Lyons, Director, National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research
  • Angharad Davies, Clinical Associate Professor/Honorary Consultant Microbiologist, Swansea University
  • Dr Rob Orford, Chief Scientific Advisor for Health
  • Professor Jane Noyes, Professor in Health and Social Services Research and Child Health, Bangor University

Working with policymakers to get research and evidence used

Chair - Dr Tracey Cooper, Chief Executive, Public Health Wales


  • Professor Paul Cairney, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of Stirling
  • Steve Martin, Director, Wales Centre for Public Policy


  • Group concept mapping: An interactive consensus method to understand impact in health and social care research – Professor Carolyn Wallace, Director, Wales School for Social Prescribing Research
  • The future of domestic violence and abuse research in Wales: Setting an agenda for public health – Bethan Pell, Research Associate, Centre for Trials Research
  • The future direction of health services research in Wales. How can we best make a difference to health and social care? – Aled Jones, Health Services in Research Specialty Lead
  • Using linked data to respond to the COVID19 pandemic in Wales – Professor Ronan Lyons, Co-Director, Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) databank
  • Lessons learned from the impact of COVID19 pandemic from an NHS R&D perspective - Professor Sue Bale, Research and Development Director, and Anna Roynon Reed, Research Delivery Team Lead, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

We will also host a number of exciting parallel sessions consisting of 10-minute oral presentations that have yet to be confirmed.

Keep any eye out for updates on Twitter, follow #ResearchWales20.