Professor Ronan Lyons and Professor Sinead Brophy, both from Swansea University, will act as ambassadors for research into diseases, treatments and services. This research can change people’s lives and drive improvements in patient care.
Lyons is the academic lead for ADR Wales’ Wellbeing research programme, and Brophy is the academic lead for the Early Years research programme.
Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders are among the most prominent and prestigious health and care researchers in the country. 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 in Wales, the UK, and 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.
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 Ronan Lyons, Professor of Public Health at Swansea University, said: "I am honoured to be one of Health and Care Research Wales' 14 Senior Research Leaders and I feel passionate about supporting and developing our next generation of researchers and continuing to champion Wales' world-leading health care research."
Professor Sinead Brophy, Professor of Public Health Data Science at Swansea University, said: “I am thrilled to have been selected as a Senior Research Leader for Wales. My team and I will continue delivering impactful research exploring and tackling some of today’s most difficult health and social challenges. I greatly look forward to providing leadership and acting as an ambassador to the research community here in Wales.”