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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:                                   

Ageing - vacant

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

Cancer - Dr Robert Jones

Cardiovascular disease - Dr Richard Anderson

Children and young people - Dr Philip Connor

Critical care - Dr Matthew Morgan

Dementias and neurodegeneration - vacant

Dermatology - Dr John Ingram

Diabetes - Professor Stephen Bain

Ear, Nose and Throat - Mr David Hill

Gastroenterology - Dr Sunil Dolwani

Genomics and rare diseases - Dr Francis Sansbury

Haematology - Dr Raza Alikhan

Health services research - Aled Jones

Infection - Dr Angharad Davies

Kidney disorders - Dr Sian Griffin

Liver - Dr Chin Lye Ch’ng

Mental health - Professor Jon Bisson

Metabolic and endocrine disorder - Dr Aled Rees

Musculoskeletal disorders - Dr Kate Button

Neurological disorders - Dr Khalid Hamandi

Ophthalmology - vacant

Oral and dental health - Professor Ivor Chestnutt

Primary Care - Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens

Public health and prevention - vacant

Reproductive health - Professor Julia Sanders

Respiratory - Professor Keir Lewis

Stroke - Dr Jonathan Hewitt, deputy: Dr Manju Krishnan

Surgery - Professor Iain Whitaker

Trauma and emergency care - Dr Ceri Battle & Nigel Rees (shared role)

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