Faculty & Collaborators - Directory of Expertise

PRIME Centre Wales core researcher team welcome expressions of interest from potential researcher collaborators and PhD students seeking supervision.

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

To express at interest in joining the PRIME Centre Wales Faculty of research ready collaborators, please complete the online form.

NameOrganisationPositionResearch interestsMethodological expertise
Harry AhmedCardiff UniversityGP and Director, Academic Fellows SchemeInfections and anti-microbial resistanceEpidemiological analyses of linked health data to answer clinically important questions around diagnosis and management of acute infections in primary care
Christer AxelssonUniversity of BoråsAssociate ProfessorPrehospital and emergency care; Out of hospital cardiac arrest; Patient safety in prehospital care 
Idris BakerWelsh GovernmentNational Clinical Lead for palliative and end of life careLinking PRIME team and the End of Life Care Board to aid synergy between the priorities of each 
Stephen BarclayUniversity of Cambridge Palliative and End of Life Care in Primary Care, particularly in General Practitioner and District Nurse provision of care, end of life care conversations in cancer and non-cancer illness 
Ceri BattleABMU UHBHonorary Associate Professor in Emergency MedicineTrauma / Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 
Gary BaxterCardiff UniversityPro Vice-Chancellor, College of Biomedical and Life SciencesMyocardial and coronary vascular biology, with a special emphasis on the pathophysiology of acute myocardial infarction; Cellular basis of ischaemia-reperfusion injury and mechanisms of cardioprotectionPharmacy; Experimental pharmacology
Kate BrainCardiff UniversityProfessor of Health PsychologyBehavioural and psychosocial aspects of cancer screening, prevention, awareness and early symptomatic diagnosisDeveloping and evaluating complex behavioural interventions designed to improve outcomes at each stage of the patient pathway.
Kate ButtonSchool of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff UniversitySenior Lecturer; Research Theme Lead - Optimising Health through Activity and Lifestyle TechnologyThe development of digital interventions to support self-management physiotherapyBiomechanics to inform the design of new rehabilitation techniques
Gideon CalderSwansea UniversityAssociate Professor in SociologyThe relationship between ideals, values and the reality of contemporary social challengesCo-production
Grace Carolan-ReesCEDARHon. Visiting Lecturer; Director of CEDAR Evaluation CentreMedical 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 
Andrew Carson-StevensCardiff UniversityClinical Reader of Patient Safety and Quality ImprovementHow healthcare systems generate and act on learning from patient safety incidents (medical error), particularly within primary care where there has been a major paucity (worldwide) in patient safety research and developmentDevelopment and implementation of interventions; Mixed methods evaluation of quality improvement initiatives
Ivor ChestnuttCardiff UniversityJoint Acting Head of School, Professor and Hon. Consultant in Dental Public Health, Director Postgraduate Studies, and Clinical Director of University Dental HospitalDental 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
Anthony ChuterBritish Pain SocietyChair of the Patient Liaison Committee (PLC) at the British Pain Society, and Hon. Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)The improvement of patient care and experiencePublic and patient involvement in research
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
Freya DaviesCardiff UniversityClinical Research FellowDeveloping research in field of self-management support for people with long-term conditionsQualitative research; Realist synthesis
Justin DaviesTBS GB - Telematic & Biomedical ServicesSolutions ConsultantInnovative, best practice solutions in Healthcare Technology ManagementIndustrial collaboration
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
Adrian EdwardsCardiff UniversityDirector of PRIME Centre Wales; Professor of Primary Care; Director, Division of Population MedicineQuality 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
Bridie EvansSwansea UniversityResearch AssociatePublic and patient involvement in researchQualitative methods
David FordSwansea UniversityProfessor of Health InformaticsHealth Informatics; eHealth; Health Services Population Health; Data Protection and Privacy Protection; Big Data Analytics; Administrative DataHealth Informatics
William FordCardiff UniversitySenior LecturerCannabinoids in the cardiovascular system; Cannabinoids in the gastro-intestinal tract; Pulmonary inflammation Pharmacology & Physiology
Micaela GalCardiff UniversityInstitutional Translational ManagerAssessing the translational research landscape within Cardiff University and supporting researchers by providing training, assistance and advice on translational research applications and activitiesTranslational research (from bench to bedside). knowledge mobilisation, research impact, stakeholder engagement, clinical trials, research grant development
Robert GoldsmithCardiff & Vale UHBClinical Specialist PhysiotherapistThe mechanisms of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain, specifically whiplash and low back-related leg painSystematic review (inc prospective observational studies and outcome measure evaluation).
Mark GumbletonCardiff UniversityProfessor of Experimental Therapeutics and Head of School, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical SciencesUnderstanding at the whole body, tissue, cellular and molecular levels the interaction of experimental therapeutics with biological barriers, particularly the blood-brain-barrier.Experimental therapeutics and cancer therapeutics with respect to brain tumours
Julia HiscockBangor UniversityResearch FellowMedical sociologist with particular research interests in the role of social networks and social support in health and the influences of friends and family on health seeking behaviourQualitative research methods
Kerry HoodCardiff UniversityDirector, Centre for Trials ResearchPrimary care; Infections; Behaviour change; Healthcare communication.Randomised trials, developing and evaluating complex interventions, outcome measurement, mixed methods
Helen HowsonPublic Health WalesDirector of the Bevan CommissionPolicy; Health services research, Commissioning 
Kathryn Hughes (previously O'Brien)Cardiff UniversityGP & Clinical LecturerCommon infection in primary care, urinary tract infections (UTI), UTI in children, diagnostics and urinary microbiome 
Ian JonesCardiff UniversityDirector of National Centre for Mental HealthPotential areas of cross collaboration between PRIME and NHMH in mental health 
Natalie Joseph-WilliamsCardiff UniversityLecturerThe implementation of patient-centred healthcare in routine clinical settings, shared decision making, value based healthcare and patient empowerment and leadership. I have also developed and delivered shared decision making training and education programmes.Systematic reviews; Qualitative research; Action research; Realist research; Developing and evaluating patient decision aids and 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 
Jenna Jones (née Bulger)Swansea UniversityResearch OfficerJunior doctor turned to research in pre-hospital careSystematic reviews and trial management
Sue JordanDepartment of Nursing, Swansea UniversityProfessor of NursingMedicines' management; Adverse drug reactions; Adverse events; Biosciences in nursing 
Joyce KenkreUniversity of South WalesProfessor of Primary CareLong-term conditions, community nursing, collaboration with industry, family violence, working with young mothers, and public involvement across ages in researchClinical therapeutic trials, randomised controlled trials, epidemiological, point of care testing, analysis of large datasets and evaluation of service provision
Ashra KhanomSwansea UniversityResearch FellowEmergency, unscheduled and prehospital careUndertaking coproduced research and using routing data in research
Mark KingstonSwansea UniversitySenior Research OfficerPrimary and emergency care interface; Paramedic care; care homes.Project management; surveys; qualitative analysis with NVIVO; logic models.
Hamish LaingSwansea UniversityProfessor of Enhanced Innovation & EngagementValue-Based Healthcare 
Emma LaneCardiff UniversitySenior Lecturer in Neuropharmacology & Director of Postgraduate ResearchBuilding and using routinely available data from neurology clinics and SAIL to understand the needs of people with chronic degenerative conditionsNeuropharmacology
Rachel LewisAge Alliance WalesManagerThird sector, prevention and early intervention, citizen engagement/the voice of the older person 
Ruth LewisBangor UniversitySenior Lecturer in Health Sciences ResearchThe use of different methods for evidence synthesis to inform clinical and policy decision makingAll methods of systematic review and evidence synthesis
Mark LlewellynWelsh Institute for Health and Social Care, University of South WalesProfessor of Health and Care PolicyThe role of the third sector in delivering and influencing health and social careApplied research and evaluation methodologies
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. 
Marcus LongleyUniversity of South WalesProfessor 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. 
Deborah MasonCardiff UniversityReader; Director of Pre-Clinical ResearchPrevention 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 
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
Annmarie NelsonCardiff UniversityMarie Curie Professor of Supportive and Palliative Care; Scientific Director, Marie Curie Palliative Care Research CentrePalliative and supportive care research; Patient and carer experience of services, interventions, and researchClinical trials, large-scale surveys, clinical assessment tool development, implementation research, qualitative research
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.
Ruth NorthwayUniversity of South WalesProfessor of Learning Disability NursingLearning disability nursing, promotion of health and well being, advocacy, abuse, research ethicsParticipatory research
Tapio PaljarviCardiff UniversityResearch FellowDeveloping mobile health applications for health promotion and disease prevention.Predictive analytics; Complex interventions
Rhiannon PhillipsCardiff Metropolitan 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
David PontinUniversity of South WalesAneurin Bevan Chair of Community HealthCommunity health; Complexity; Child health; Nursing practiceAction research; Qualitative research
Marlise PoolmanBangor UniversitySenior Clinical LecturerExperienced palliative care doctor and researcher with interests in the last days of life care (symptom control and tools to support care delivery) as well as interventional procedures for cancer pain management 
Alison PorterSwansea UniversityAssociate Professor in Health Services ResearchHealth Services Research; Emergency careQualitative methods
Harriet Quinn-ScogginsCardiff UniversityResearch AssociateCancer screening, prevention and early diagnosis; both nationally (UK wide) and internationally (with a particular in interest in LMIC). Particular interest in improved public awareness of vague cancer symptoms, lung cancer prevention and the development of lung cancer screening, and health inequalities.Medical anthropological perspectives (social and cultural influences on health and medical science); Systematic reviews; Trial management; Qualitative research; Mixed methods; Research with children and vulnerable populations; Development and evaluation of complex interventions; Process evaluations of complex intervention trials; RCTs.
Nigel ReesWelsh Ambulance Services NHS TrustHead of Research & InnovationPre-hospital emergency and unscheduled care 
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
Seren RobertsBangor UniversityMental Health LecturerGP and MH practitioners' views of primary care mental health provisionRandomised controlled trials (RCTs); Literature review; Health services research
Ray SamuriwoSchool of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff UniversityLecturer in Adult NursingPatient safety and wounds in primary careSystematic Reviews; Clinical expertise in critical care
Leanne SawleCardiff UniversityResearch AssociateAthletic injury (head, groin, low back); Osteoarthritis; Physical activity/ inactivityRCT; Systematic review; Repeated measures; Single case studies; Reliability
Nik SheenCardiff UniversityWOPEC Co-Director, Clinical Lead for the Eye Health Examinations Wales (EHEW) serviceImpact of enhanced eye care services in community optometrist practices; Primary care optometryEvaluation and audit of clinical services and education and training for optometrists
Victoria ShepherdCardiff UniversityResearch Associate - NurseInformed consent and proxy decision making in research involving adults lacking capacityQualitative methods; Trials; Intervention development and evaluation
Steve SmithUniversity of South WalesProfessor of Political Philosophy and Social PolicySocial policyEngagement with social care issues and the philosophy of disability, co-production, and the wellbeing agenda
Stephanie SmitsCardiff UniversityResearch FellowBehavioural science in the context of cancer early diagnosisSystematic searches, critical appraisal, questionnaire design, advanced statistical analysis methods, interview methods, user testing, and intervention development.
Helen SnooksSwansea UniversityProfessor of Health Services ResearchHealth services and delivery research; Health Technology Assessment; Health Informatics related to: Emergency and Unscheduled Care; Primary care; Chronic Conditions Management.Trials; Evaluation of complex interventions. Emergency Care Research; Health Services Research; Mixed methods; Use of linked data in trials.
Irena SpasićCardiff UniversityDirector of Research and a Deputy Head of SchoolHealthcare informatics; Text miningText classification, information extraction, term recognition and sentiment analysis
Emma Thomas-JonesCardiff UniversitySenior Research FellowCommon infections in primary care (e.g. UTI), biomarkers for infections and sepsisExtensive knowledge and experience in trial methodology and research governance
Stuart ToddUniversity of South WalesAssociate ProfessorThe self-identities of people with learning disabilities, the lives and experiences of parents of people with learning disabilities over the life course; and the social and historical relationship between disability and death.Qualitative research
Carolyn WallaceUniversity of South WalesProfessor in Community Health and Care ServicesFrailty, integration (healthcare and health and social care), social prescribing, community nursingMixed methods research such as Group Concept Mapping using GroupWisdom software; realist review and evaluation, qualitative methodologies especially consensus and phenomenology.
Alan WatkinsSwansea UniversityProfessorEmergency, unscheduled and prehospital careThe development and application of statistical methods for creation and analysis of large anonymised linked data sets, and in extending established reporting methods to summaries accurately the results of these analyses
Marjorie WeissCardiff UniversityProfessor of Pharmacy PracticeThe way patients make decisions about taking medicines, how health care professionals' make decisions about what [and whether] to prescribe and the use of education to change health care professionals' behaviour. 
Mark E WilliamsUniversity of South WalesChair of Cardiopulmonary ScienceClinical research projects are sited within the Primary, Secondary care and Public Health arenas; Commercial research in cardiopulmonary technology 
Professor Nefyn WilliamsUniversity of LiverpoolProfessor in Primary CareThe rehabilitation of chronic disease such as hip fracture in the frail elderly, osteoarthritis and cancer; and encouraging physical activity in sedentary individuals at risk of developing chronic diseaseSystematic review, realist review, meta-analysis, randomised controlled trials
Clare WilkinsonBangor UniversityProfessor of General PracticePrimary care oncology, particularly early diagnosis of cancer and palliative careCommunity-based randomised controlled trials of novel interventions; Systematic reviews
Fiona WoodCardiff UniversityReader Medical sociologist with a particular interest in beliefs and behaviours in relation to common infections, patient centred care and health care communicationBroad portfolio of expertise in qualitative research methods
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