Welsh Government

Presentations and photographs from the Health and Care Research Wales annual conference held at the SSE SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff, on Thursday 25 October 2018.


Dr Frank Atherton, Chief Medical Officer for Wales

Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

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Professor Fiona Verity chairs the afternoon


Dr Tom Foley, Senior Clinical Lead for Data, NHS Digital

Gwyndaf Parry, Data and Intelligence Manager, Social Care Wales 

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Mair Elliot, Mental health and autism awareness campaigner, NCMH champion, St Davids Award winner 2018

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 Professor Ian Jones, Senior Research Leader

 Professor Kerry Hood, Senior Research Leader - view presentation 

 Professor Andy Sewell, Senior Research Leader - view presentation

 Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone, Senior Research Leader

 Professor John G Williams, Senior Research Leader



Future-proof yourself - how can mentoring help? - Alexis Hutson, Coaching Doctors and Katie Welch, Mentoring Scheme Coordinator 

Research in Care Homes - Richenda Leonard, Senior Project Officer at Wales School for Social Care Research

Research with Impact: Health and Care Research Wales Funding Schemes - Michael Bowdery, Joint Interim Director of Health and Care Research Wales

Disseminate This. Future-proofing research by communicating your story - Karl Byrne, Public Engagement Trainer and Consultant, Byrne Consultancy 


The New Public Involvement Standards - Bob McAlister, Member of the Public Involvement Delivery Board

Building a Phase 1 Trial Portfolio in Oncology and Haematology - Dr Robert Hugh Jones, Cardiff University and Velindre Cancer Centre

Wales Gene Park: helping Wales build an infrastructure for Next Generation Sequencing that supports genomic medical research in the era of Precision Medicine -  Dr Kevin Ashelford, Wales Gene Park

Hearing everyone's voice: Widening opportunities to be involved in research to build future healthcare - Dr Bridie Evans, PRIME Centre Wales

Evaluation of Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy Analysis of Sputum to Detect Lung Cancer - Charlie Brilliant, Swansea University

What is required to future-proof clinical research through the use of adjunct routine data? Some strategies and two local examples - Professor Michael Robling, Centre for Trials Research

Sharing practice makes perfect - Barbara Moore, Health and Care Research Wales


1st place

Research inequalities in health and social care: how can we address the exclusion of adults who lack capacity to consent? - Victoria Shepherd, Cardiff University

2nd place

Make a quack about your research - Cheryl Lee, Health and Care Research Wales

=3rd place

A changing identity: a focus group study of the experiences of women diagnosed with secondary breast cancer and their psychosocial support needs - Ceri Phelps, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

The unmet health and social care needs of older caregivers: a systematic review - Alisha Newman, Wales Cancer Research Centre