Health and Care Research Wales has selected three researchers from the National Centre for Population Health & Wellbeing Research in their next cohort of Senior Research Leaders. The researchers will act as ambassadors for research into diseases, treatments and services that can change people’s lives and drive improvements in patient care.
Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders are among the most prominent and prestigious health and care researchers in the country, and they play a vital role in leading and developing the health and care research community in Wales.
The Senior Research Leaders Scheme was awarded to 14 researchers from across Wales and was open to health and care researchers who:
- demonstrated research leadership, excellence and impact both in Wales and in the UK/internationally
- have a track record in developing researchers and building research capacity and capability in Wales
- integrate patient/service user and public involvement in research; and
- are committed to contributing to Health and Care Research Wales as a senior leader.
The three Centre researchers taking up the role are:
- Prof Sinead Brophy, Professor of Public Health Data Science, Swansea University.
- Prof Ronan Lyons, Professor of Public Health, Swansea University.
- Prof Jane Noyes, Professor of Health and Social Care Services Research and Child Health, Bangor University.
Professor Kieran Walshe, Director of Health and Care Research Wales, said:
“Our Senior Research Leaders are among the most prominent and prestigious health and care researchers in the country. We look to them to provide leadership and to act as ambassadors and advocates for health and care research.
“We are currently establishing a new Health and Care Research Wales Faculty, designed to provide expanded and more integrated opportunities for research career development. Our new Senior Research Leaders will play a central role in this new faculty.”
Professor Sinead Brophy, Director of the National Centre for Population Health & Wellbeing Research, said:
“Along with my colleagues Prof Ronan Lyons and Prof Jane Noyes, I am thrilled that Health and Care Research Wales has selected us as Senior Research Leaders.
This selection is a testament to the Centre’s commitment to delivering impactful research exploring and tackling some of today’s most difficult health and social challenges.
As a Centre, we are committed to developing researchers and building research capacity and capability. Therefore, we greatly look forward to the role of providing leadership and acting as ambassadors to the research community here in Wales over the next three years.”
Professor Ronan Lyons, Deputy Director at National Centre for Population Health & Wellbeing Research, said: “I am honoured to be one of Health and Care Research Wales’ 14 Senior Research Leaders. Along with my colleagues at the Centre, I feel passionate about supporting and developing our next generation of researchers and continuing to champion Wales’ world-leading health care research.”
Professor Jane Noyes, Chair for the National Centre for Population Health & Wellbeing Research, said: “We have ambitious plans to build research capacity and capability within the Centre for Population Health. These awards will be invaluable in helping us achieve this. It’s an honour to receive such an award.”
The National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research is funded by the Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales.