Welsh Government

Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders Announcement

2 April 2019

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 15 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 engage with this group strategically as we develop the next phase of our strategy. 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.

The group of Health and Care Research Wales senior research leaders for 2019-2022 is as follows:

Jon Bisson - Cardiff University

Vanessa Burholt - Swansea University

Colin Dayan - Cardiff University

Adrian Edwards - Cardiff University

William Gray - Cardiff University

Kerenza Hood - Cardiff University

Dyfrig Hughes - Bangor University

Ian Jones - Cardiff University

Ronan Lyons - Swansea University

Paul Morgan - Cardiff University

Shantini Paranjothy - Cardiff University

Andrew Sewell - Cardiff University

Helen Snooks - Swansea University

Rhiannon Tudor Edwards - Bangor University

John Williams - Swansea University