Welsh Government

Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders 2016-2019 Announced

24 March 2016

Health and Care Research Wales is pleased to announce the appointment of a new group of Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders. Individuals have been appointed following a competitive process and assessment by an independent panel of senior UK health and social care experts.

The 18 individuals recommended for appointment were judged to be among Wales’ leading researchers for the evidence they provided against the following selection criteria:

  • Quality and volume of internationally excellent research
  • Impact of their leadership in research
  • Track record in training and developing researchers
  • Impact of their research on improvements in health or social care and wealth generation
  • Relevance of research to patients, service users and the public
  • Demonstrable commitment to public involvement and public engagement
  • Evidence of personal contribution to Health and Care Research Wales

Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders will undertake a number of activities in their role. We will look to them to act as ambassadors for Health and Care Research Wales and play a leading role in raising the profile of health and social care research in Wales on a national and international level.

We look forward to working with Senior Research Leaders as they support the next generation of promising researchers in Wales through the Health and Care Research Wales Mentoring Scheme. The pilot phase of this scheme, launching soon, will focus on pairing Senior Research Leaders with Health and Care Research Wales funded students and fellows within a developmental mentoring relationship.

The group of Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders for 2016-2019 is as follows:

Vanessa Burholt - Swansea University

Peter Collins - Cardiff University

Adrian Edwards - Cardiff University

Rhiannon 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 - Swansea University

Bob Woods - Bangor University