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Six from Bangor University appointed Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders

Six health and social care researchers at Bangor University have been appointed Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders by Health Care Research Wales.

The six are among 18 new appointees following a competitive process and assessment by an independent panel of senior UK health and social care experts.

They 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. They will 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 Senior Research Leaders will 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.

Prof. Richard Neal, said of his appointment: 

‘I am looking forward to my new role for Health & Care Research Wales, especially in mentoring researchers, supporting and encouraging the Primary Care Research Incentive Scheme (PiCRIS), and enhancing the status of health and care research in Wales.’

Bangor University academics appointed Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders for 2016-2019 are:

Rhiannon Tudor-Edwards – Centre for Health Economics & Medicines Evaluation (CHEME) & Bangor Institute for Health and Medical Research (BIHMR)

Dyfrig Hughes- Centre for Health Economics & Medicines Evaluation (CHEME) & Bangor Institute for Health and Medical Research (BIHMR)

Peter Huxley - Centre for Mental Health and Society (CFMHAS), School of Social Sciences

Richard Neal -  North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research  School of Healthcare Sciences,  & Bangor Institute for Health and Medical Research (BIHMR)

Jo Rycroft-Malone – Professor of Implementation, School of Healthcare Sciences, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research & Implementation & Bangor Institute for Health and Medical Research (BIHMR)

Bob Woods - Dementia Services Development Centre & Bangor Institute for Health and Medical Research (BIHMR)

Publication date: 25 March 2016

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