Dr Alisha Davies, Deputy Director at the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research, has been awarded an honorary Professorship by the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Swansea University for her work in population health.
Alisha is a Consultant in Public Health and Head of Research and Evaluation in the Knowledge Directorate in Public Health Wales. In her role as Deputy Director of the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research, Alisha works with the Executive Board to develop and implement the Centre’s strategy, policy and programme of action.
Each year Swansea University confers Honorary Awards on individuals to recognise outstanding achievement to the University or the region. Professor Davies’ recent collaborations with Swansea University have led to many successful research grant awards focusing on using linked data to generate insights informing policy and practice across a wide range of areas relevant to population health.
Professor Davies commented, “I am delighted and honoured to be awarded this Honorary Professorship. I look forward to continuing working with the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, helping them develop further grants, collaborations and advancements into population health to help tackle some of our most pressing health and care challenges.”
Professor Davies recently led the recent Health Foundation Grant with Swansea University, Digital Health and Care Wales and Social Care Wales to develop the Networked Data Lab Wales to examine the impact of COVID-19 on shielded patients, and now inequalities in child and young people’s mental health. She works to drive forward new emerging themes such as employment and health and bring in data on farming across the four nations with ADR Wales. For recent publications by Professor Davies, please see here.