Welsh Government

Health and Care Research Wales conference 2019

Presentations and photographs from the Health and Care Research Wales conference 2019 held at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, on 3 October 2019.

Morning plenaries

Professor Kieran Walshe, Director of Health and Care Research Wales

Professor Matt Westmore, Director of the Wessex Institute and Professor of Research Policy

Keep calm and carry on collaborating

Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Director of Welsh Health Economic Support Service (WHESS)

Vaughan Gething AM, Minister for Health and Social Services 


Public partnership presentations

Dr Ashra Khanom and Penny Gripper

INFORM study: Improving care for people who frequently call 999

Dr Rob Jones and Lesley Radley


Vas Saounatsou

Parental perceptions for parent-Child Interaction therapy for children with language difficulties


Showcase sessions

Dialysis options and choices: working together to improve sustainability of kidney services across Wales - Dr Leah McLaughlin and David Fellowes, Wales Kidney Research Unit

Rapid cancer diagnosis for patients with vague symptoms: Welsh Health Economics Support Service and Swansea Bay University Health Board supporting value based health care - Dr Bernadette Sewell, Swansea Centre for Health Economics, Swansea University

Bipolar and Postpartum Psychosis: Pregnancy Planning (PREP) Study - Stage 1 - Elen Thomas, National Centre for Mental Health

Hearing everyone’s voices: engaging and involving asylum seekers and refugees in the HEAR study - Dr Ashra Khanom, Swansea University

Partnership and collaboration: Palliative Care Evidence Review Service (PaCERS) - Mala Mann, Caardiff University

Research collaboration for success on the front line of paramedic practice - Mark Kingston and Rachael Powell, Swansea University

Wales Gene Park: Coproduction of the Rare Disease Research Gateway - Emma Hughes and David Parker, Wales Gene Park/ Genetic Alliance UK

Better together - The Health and Care Research Wales Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Forum for Wales - Jayne Goodwin, Health and Care Research Wales


Afternoon plenaries

Professor Susan Denman, Emeritus Professor, Cardiff University

Professor Harry Rutter, Professor in Global Public Health University of Bath


TED-style talks

Professor William Gray, Director of Brain Repair and Intracranial Neurotherapeutics (BRAIN) Unit

Dr Nicola Williams, Director of Support & Delivery for Health and Care Research Wales

Dr Lynne Grundy, Associate Director Research and Innovation, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Professor Helen Snooks, Professor of Health Services Research, Swansea University Medical School

Wyn Parry, Executive Medical Director, Powys Teaching Health Board

Dr Emma Yhnell, Lecturer, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University




‘Student Placements in Clinical Research: Can We Do It Better?’ - Zoe Boult, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Research and Development

Highly commended

‘Using Virtual Reality to Showcase Cancer Research in Wales’ - Lisa Whittaker, Tenovus Cancer Care

‘Developing ENRICH Cymru in Wales: Research collaborations with the care home community’ - Stephanie Green, ENRICH Cymru