WSPCR Advisors

Professor Adrian Edwards

Adrian Edwards is the Director of Intercalated BSc and MRes studies at the Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University. He is also a part time general practitioner in Cwmbran, Gwent. Adrian's research interest is in risk communication, and its overlap with shared decision making and decision aids. 

Adrian Edwards

Professor Glyn Elwyn

Glyn Elwyn is a primary care clinician with research interests in shared decision making, risk communication, the design and evaluation of decision support interventions and the integration of health informatics into clinical practice. He was appointed inter-school Distinguished Research Chair at Cardiff University in May 2005, and is currently on a secondment with the Dartmouth Institute's Center for Shared Decision Making. He has published 293 peer-reviewed articles, with grant capture over £10M in the last decade.

Glyn Elwyn

Professor Kerry Hood

Kerry is the Director of the South East Wales Trials Unit, which builds on work that she had previously been undertaking with colleagues to increase the number and quality of trials conducted in Wales. It is funded by WORD as part of CRC Cymru, for which Kerry sits on the Operational Steering Group of the Coordinating Centre, and is the Chair of the Portfolio Group.

Kerry Hood

Jane Noyes

Jane is an experienced researcher and nurse who specialises in health services research, and is currently based at the Centre for Health-Related Research, University of Wales, Bangor where she is Director and Chair in Nursing Research. She has a particular interest in children with complex needs for health and social care, and the determinants of health inequalities throughout childhood. Jane is a previous award holder of Smith and Nephew, Medical Research Council, and Department of Health Fellowships.

Jane Noyes

Professor Ian Russell

Ian Russell has been Founding Professor of Clinical Trials at Swansea University since October 2008.  He is a career health services researcher who specialises in the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of pragmatic randomised trials to evaluate complex interventions in health care.  He was an early protagonist of both patient-reported measures of health outcome within trials and systematic reviews to synthesise the findings of trials.  In 2008 he founded the West Wales Organisation for Rigorous Trials in Health (WWORTH) to pursue this agenda in West Wales.  

Ian Russell

Professor Christine Shaw

Professor Chris Shaw, University of South Wales, has a background in nursing and midwifery but is also a Chartered Health Psychologist having obtained a psychology degree at Newcastle University. Following this she completed a PhD in Neuroscience at Durham University. She has since combined her nursing and academic interests by carrying out health services research over the last 20 years, with a focus on the development and evaluation of health care interventions with particular expertise in the area of urinary disorders.