Andrew Rix is a retired Chartered Occupational Psychologist who has been involve

Andrew Rix is a retired Chartered Occupational Psychologist who has been involved in organisational research for forty years. He has worked in universities and the private sector and has carried out studies on behalf of most government departments in the UK.  In the last few years he has been active in health related research, especially into patient centred care and the systems needed to support it. He was a co-applicant, with Professor Andrew Grant; on the GMC study about medical student mental health. He has contributed to several published papers about the topic of institutional responses to regulation and is currently engaged as a co-applicant, through the Unit, in a study which looks at the support needed by junior doctors who suffer from mental health issues.  He is currently involved in two other mental health projects, both relating to young people and he sits on a number of advisory groups, which are developing interventions to promote patient centred care.  He has recently become the Independent Chair of the Delivery Board of Health and Care Research Wales, which has responsibility for promoting public involvement in health and social care research in Wales as well as safeguarding the interests of those who do become involved.