Professor Colin Dayan appointed as Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leader.

12 Apr 2019

Health and Care Research Wales have revealed the appointment of a new group of Health and Care Research Wales senior research leaders. Professor Colin Dayan, theme lead for the DRU Cymru Immunity and Type 1 Diabetes work package has been named as one of the senior research leaders. Professor Dayan has a long established interest in the underlying biology of Type 1 diabetes and is currently conducting early phase clinical trials in the development of Type 1 diabetes immunotherapy. 

Individuals have been appointed following a competitive process and assessment by an independent panel of senior UK health and social care experts.

The 15 individuals recommended for appointment 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. This group will engage with Health and Care Research Wales to develop the next phase of strategy. They will also 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 group of Health and Care Research Wales senior research leaders for 2019-2022 is as follows:

  • Jon Bisson - Cardiff University
  • Vanessa Burholt - Swansea University
  • Colin Dayan - Cardiff University
  • Adrian Edwards - Cardiff University
  • William Gray - Cardiff University
  • Kerenza Hood - Cardiff University
  • Dyfrig Hughes - Bangor University
  • Ian Jones - Cardiff University
  • Ronan Lyons - Swansea University
  • Paul Morgan - Cardiff University
  • Shantini Paranjothy - Cardiff University
  • Andrew Sewell - Cardiff University
  • Helen Snooks - Swansea University
  • Rhiannon Tudor Edwards - Bangor University
  • John Williams - Swansea University