Faculty & Collaborators - Directory of Expertise

PRIME Centre Wales core researcher team welcome expressions of interest from potential researcher collaborators.

The PRIME Centre Wales Faculty includes current and recent researcher collaborators as well as researchers who have expressed an interest in future collaborations.

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TitleOrganisationPositionResearch interestsMethodological expertise
Christer AxelssonUniversity of BoråsAssociate ProfessorPrehospital and emergency care; Out of hospital cardiac arrest; Patient safety in prehospital care 
Ceri BattleABMU UHBClinical Specialist PhysiotherapistTrauma / Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 
Prof Gary BaxterCardiff UniversityProfessor of Pharmacology and Head of SchoolMyocardial and coronary vascular biology, with a special emphasis on the pathophysiology of acute myocardial infarction; Cellular basis of ischaemia-reperfusion injury and mechanisms of cardioprotection 
Dr Kate BrainCardiff UniversityReaderUnderstanding the determinants of late symptomatic presentation and non-uptake of cancer screening; psychosocial outcomes of cancer screening in higher risk groups (including genetically defined groups)Developing and evaluating complex behavioural interventions designed to improve outcomes at each stage of the patient pathway.
Dr Kate ButtonSchool of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff UniversityLecturerCommon features of exercise prescription, that can be used to derive recommendations for exercise based chronic condition self-management in primary care settings 
Prof Gideon CalderSwansea UniversitySenior LecturerSocial and political theory; Pofessional ethics; Social justice; Social mobility; Childhood; Families; Disability; Ethics of care. 
Dr Grace Carolan-ReesCEDARLead of CEDAR Research GroupMedical devices evaluation including systematic reviewing, health economics, facilitating clinical device trials, registries and observational studies, and patient reported outcome measuresSystematic literature review; Critical analysis; Health economic evaluation; Facilitating research; Establishing databases and patient registries; Technical evaluation
Joseph CarterBritish Lung FoundationHead of WalesService provision for propel affected by lung conditions; Third sector involvement in research 
Dr Andrew Carson-StevensCardiff UniversityClinical Research FellowPatient safety and healthcare quality 
Prof Ivor ChestnuttCardiff UniversityProfessor and Hon. Consultant in Dental Public Health/Associate Dean for Post Graduate StudiesDental public health: Factors promoting toothbrushing in disadvantaged communities; The role of the dental team in smoking cessation; The delivery of dental care in general dental practice; The role of the internet in patient education; The role of antibiotics in the management of acute dental conditions Clinical trials of preventive dental technologies / epidemiology; Modelling the provision of dental care in Wales
Kelly CollierTherapy and Assessment ServiceCreative Therapeutic Play PractitionerTherapeutic Play in primary school children 
Prof David ConwayUniversity of GlasgowProfessor of Dental Public HealthSocioeconomic inequalities in heath and oral health; Cancer epidemiologyHealth improvement evaluation (including development and evaluation of Childsmile); Record-linkage of administrative databases and systematic reviews / meta-analyses
Dr Freya DaviesCardiff UniversityClinical Research FellowThe role of self-management in long-term conditions; Medical educationQualitative research; Realist synthesis
Mr Justin DaviesTBS GB - Telematic & Biomedical ServicesSolutions ConsultantInnovative, best practice solutions in Healthcare Technology ManagementIndustrial collaboration
John Desmond Independent ResearcherSystematizing the provision of health information and patient information in WalesEvaluation by patients
Nafees DinBangor UniversityResearch AssociatePublic health research; Dental public healthSystematic reviews; Mixed treatment comparisons; RCTs of complex social interventions; Mixed method process evaluation; Large routinely collected database analyses; Realist review methods
Prof Adrian EdwardsCardiff UniversityProfessor of Primary CareQuality and safety of health care, with current studies on safety in primary care; Epidemiology of harm in secondary care; Self-management support in long term conditions; Implementation of shared decision makingSystematic reviews
Dr Bridie EvansSwansea UniversityResearch AssociateLay involvement in researchQualitative methods
Christopher EvansWelsh Ambulance Service Trust Rapid Response Paramedic/ Clinical Team Leader/ PhD Fellow (RCBC Wales), Bangor UniversityHospital admission avoidance. Integrating emergency/ primary/ intermediary care.Realist synthesis and evaluation
Dr William FordCardiff UniversitySenior LecturerApplied clinical research looking at inhaler technique and training in patientsCardiovascular pharmacology
Dr Nick FrancisCardiff UniversityReaderCommon infections and skin conditions in primary care; Antibiotic stewardship; Healthcare communication and behaviour change; Diagnosis of infections and point of care testingRandomised controlled trials, analysis of routine data, epidemiology.
Dr Micaela GalCardiff UniversityResearch FellowMolecular microbiology; The development and evaluation of point of care diagnostic tests; Common infections in primary care. 
Dr Nina GobatCardiff UniversitySenior Research FellowMotivation and behaviour change; Motivational Interviewing; Healthcare comunication; International health; Epidemiology; Public healthProcess evaluation; Development and evaluation of complex interventions; Mixed methods research
Robert GoldsmithCardiff & Vale UHBClinical Specialist PhysiotherapistConservative management of sciatica and other neuromusculoskeletal conditions, including efficacy and mechanistic evaluation of cardiovascular exerciseSystematic review (inc prospective observational studies and outcome measure evaluation)
Prof Mark GumbletonCardiff UniversityProfessor of Experimental Therapeutics and Associate Dean of ImpactUnderstanding at the whole body, tissue, cellular and molecular levels the interaction of experimental therapeutics with biological barriers, particularly the blood-brain-barrier.Experimental therapeutics
Dr Julia HiscockBangor UniversityResearch FellowSocial support and the role of family and friends in the management of healthQualitative research methods
Prof Kerry HoodCardiff UniversityDirector - Centre for Trials ResearchPrimary care; Infections; Behaviour change; Healthcare communication.Randomised trials, developing and evaluating complex interventions, outcome measurement, mixed methods
Prof Helen HoustonCardiff University / Cardiff & Vale UHBClinical ProfessorMedical education research 
Helen HowsonPublic Health WalesConsultant in Public Health/ Strategic Programmes DirectorPublic health; Health economics 
Jaci HuwsBangor UniversityLecturerService user perceptions; PPIQualitative; IPA
Dr Natalie Joseph-WilliamsCardiff UniversityResearch FellowImplementing patient-centred care into routine healthcare settings; development and evaluation of interventions that promote shared decision making between patients and clinicians; understanding patient perceived barriers to engagement in healthcare decisions, and developing interventions to promote patient activation. Systematic reviews; Qualitative research; Action research; Developing and evaluating behavioural interventions; Managing large-scale trials e.g. RCTs
Anne JonesAge Cymru GwentExecutive Director Contract ServicesThird sector involvement in research; Healthy Ageing 
Chris JonesGwaliaProject Manager Care DirectorateResidential reablement to facilitate early home discharge from hospital, and prevention of admission to residential care. Interested in collaborating with research studies that want to examine different patterns of unscheduled care 
Gwawr JonesNHS WalesPractice NurseCommunity Nursing 
Dr Sue JordanDepartment of Nursing, Swansea UniversityReaderMedicines' management; Adverse drug reactions; Adverse events; Biosciences in nursing 
Prof Joyce KenkreUniversity of South WalesProfessor of Primary Care  
Prof Paul KinnersleyInstitute of Medical Education, Cardiff UniversityPersonal ChairHealthcare communication 
Mark KingstonSwansea UniversityResearch OfficerEmergency admissions risk; Chronic conditions; Primary careSocial network analysis
Rachel LewisAge Alliance WalesManagerThird sector, prevention and early intervention, citizen engagement/the voice of the older person 
Ruth LewisBangor UniversityResearch Fellow in Health Sciences ResearchEvidence synthesis; Systematic review; Health economic evaluation; Treatment sequencesSystematic reviews; Meta-analysis; Network meta-analysis
Louise LidburyRCN WalesPrimary, Community & Independent Sector AdviserGeneral collaboration opportunities 
Victoria LloydAge CymruDirector of Influencing and ProgrammesInfluencing on the broad range of issues affecting older people in Wales, and in developing and leading programmes to support this work. 
Prof Marcus LongleyUniversity of South WalesDirector and Professor of Applied Health PolicyPublic and client/patient involvement in shaping policy and service delivery; integrated working across public services; and many aspects of service redesign. 
Dr Deborah MasonCardiff UniversityReaderPrevention of post-traumatic osteoarthritisNew signalling mechanisms that regulate bone and cartilage turnover, to provide therapeutic and diagnostic targets for osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
Melanie MintyCare Forum WalesPolicy AdviserSocial care policy 
Prof Richard NealUniversity of LeedsProfessor of Primary Care OncologyThe diagnosis and management of cancers in general practice, especially relating to early diagnosis and survivorship.Quantitative and qualitative work, including evidence synthesis, observational studies, and randomised controlled trials
Ray NorrisInvolving People NetworkLay RepresentativeAmbulance Trust 
Prof Rachel NorthCardiff UniversityProfessor of Optometry & Vision SciencesDiabetes and its ocular complications; Glaucoma Vision and falls in the elderly; Retinal function in cystic fibrosisDigital imaging, electrophysiological and psychophysical techniques.
Dr Kathy O'BrienCardiff UniversityClinical LecturerCommon infections in primary care; Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), particularly in children; Antibiotic resistance; Healthcare communication; Obesity 
Dr Tapio PaljarviCardiff UniversityResearch AssociateWearable health technology and intelligent patient management applications and platformsPredictive analytics; Complex interventions
Rosanne PalmerAge CymruPolicyHealth and social care policy with regards to the wellbeing of older people 
Dr Rhiannon PhillipsCardiff UniversityResearch FellowDevelopment and evaluation of complex interventions in community and primary care settings; Health behaviour change; Chronic health problems (including pain, anxiety, and depression); Child health & mental health; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; Motivational InterviewingDeveloping and evaluating complex interventions; Quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods
Dr David PontinUniversity of South WalesAneurin Bevan Chair of Community HealthCommunity health; Complexity; Child health; Nursing practiceAction research; Qualitative research
Dr Alison PorterSwansea UniversityAssociate Professor in Health Services ResearchHealth Services Research; Emergency careQualitative methods
Nigel ReesWelsh Ambulance Services NHS TrustSenior Research LeadPre-hospital emergency and unscheduled care 
Dr Mark RichardsonMIND Torfaen / University of South Wales / UHOVITrustee, MIND TorfaenInterested in developing research in the third sector and widening participation in the community; Long-term conditions.Situationist theory and practice; Critical pedagogy in particular linked within mental health
Dr Seren RobertsBangor UniversityMental Health LecturerGP and MH practitioners' views of primary care mental health provisionRandomised controlled trials (RCTs); Literature review; Health services research
Prof Jo Rycroft-MaloneBangor UniversityProfessor of Implementation, University Director of ResearchKnowledge translation research including how and why evidence or knowledge do or do not get used in practice.Knowledge translation research; Systematic reviews; Realist synthesis
Dr Ray SamuriwoSchool of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff UniversityLecturer in Adult NursingPatient safety and wounds in primary careSystematic Reviews; Clinical expertise in critical care
Dr Nik SheenCardiff UniversityDirector of Wales Optometric Postgraduate Education CentreImpact of enhanced eye care services in community optometrist practices; Primary care optometryEvaluation and audit of clinical services and education and training for optometrists
Dr Stephanie SmitsCardiff UniversityResearch AssociateApplying behavioural science and psychological theory to screening; Prevention and early diagnosis of cancerBehaviour change; Development and evaluation of psychosocial cancer interventions; Engaging hard to reach groups in research
Prof Steve SmithUniversity of South WalesProfessor of Political Philosophy and Social PolicyThe relationship between theoretical and philosophical reflection and social and professional policies and practices; The politics and philosophy of disability and the disability rights movement; The philosophy and ideologies of modern welfare states; The politics and philosophy of equality, diversity, social justice, social inclusion, reciprocity, value conflict, value incommensurability, agency, freedom, autonomy, citizenship and well-being 
Prof Helen SnooksSwansea UniversityProfessor of Health Services ResearchHealth services and delivery research; Health Technology Assessment; Health Informatics related to: Emergency and Unscheduled Care; Chronic Conditions ManagementTrials; Evaluation of complex interventions. Emergency Care Research; Health Services Research; Mixed methods.
Dr Carolyn WallaceUniversity of South WalesReader Integrated CareIntegrated Care; Service development; Nursing assessmentService evaluation; Qualitative research especially phenomenology and consensus methods; Mixed methods; Group Concept Mapping using Concept Systems Global Max
Dr Nefyn WilliamsBangor UniversitySenior Clinical Lecturer; Director of R&D BCUHB; Associate Director NWORTHMusculoskeletal problems such as spinal pain, sciatica and osteoarthritis of the hip and knee; Promotion of exercise and physical activity; Psychological effects of treatmentPragmatic randomised controlled trials (RCTs); Systematic reviews, meta- analysis, and mixed treatment comparison (MTC); Outcome measure development; Qualitative research; Health economics evaluation alongside RCTs and systematic reviews
Dr Fiona WoodCardiff UniversitySenior LecturerMedical sociologist with a particular interest in patient centred care and health care communicationBroad portfolio of expertise in qualitative research method
John Wynn-JonesWONCA Working Party on Rural PracticeChairRural and global healthSystematic reviews
Annette ZøylnerAarhus UniversityClinical Nurse Specialist, ph.d. studentBreast cancer; Shared decision making; Patient involvementQualitative research; Action research