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Health and Care Research Wales Specialty Leads 2019

Health and Care Research Wales Specialty Leads 2019

15 February 2019

The 2019 recruitment process for Health and Care Research Wales Specialty Leads has now been completed.

Specialty Leads in Wales provide important strategic support as part of the Health and Care Research Wales Support & Delivery Service, building networks of principal investigators within their specialty and supporting the uptake of studies throughout Wales. They map onto the 30 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) therapeutic areas and provide strong UK-level engagement for Wales.

We would like to thank all those who have been Specialty Leads in the last three years for their time and the contribution they have made.

We are pleased to announce the following appointments (three year tenure commencing 1 April 2019).

Specialty leads:                                   

Anaesthesia, peri-operative medicine and pain management - Dr Tamas Szakmany

Cardiovascular disease - Dr Richard Anderson

Children - Dr Philip Connor

Critical care - Dr Matthew Morgan

Dermatology - Dr John Ingram

Diabetes - Professor Stephen Bain

Ear, Nose and Throat - Mr David Hill

Gastroenterology - Dr Sunil Dolwani

Haematology - Dr Raza Alikhan

Hepatology - Dr Chin Lye Ch’ng

Infection - Dr Angharad Davies

Injuries and emergencies - Dr Ceri Battle & Nigel Rees (shared role)

Mental health - Professor Jon Bisson

Metabolic and endocrine disorder - Dr Aled Rees

Musculoskeletal disorders - Dr Kate Button

Neurology - Dr Khalid Hamandi

Oral and dental health - Professor Ivor Chestnutt

Primary Care - Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens

Renal - Dr Sian Griffin

Reproductive health and childbirth - Professor Julia Sanders

Respiratory - Professor Keir Lewis

Stroke - Dr Jonathan Hewitt, deputy: Dr Manju Krishnan

Surgery - Professor Iain Whitaker

For further information please contact  SpecialtyLeadsSupport@wales.nhs.uk.