I am Professor of Health Services Research based at the Institute of Life Sciences 2. I am also the Deputy Director of Swansea Trials Unit and Director of the South West Wales Research Design and Conduct Service, both of which are funded by Health and Care Research Wales. I am part of the Patient and Population Health and Informatics Theme of the Medical School. My first degree was gained from the University of South Wales, Cardiff in 1990 in Biomedical Science (First class honours). I then completed my PhD at Cardiff University where I was based at the Common Cold and Nasal Research Centre on a studentship from Procter and Gamble pharmaceuticals. After various research roles I was appointed as a Lecturer at Swansea University in 2005, and was promoted to a personal Chair in March 2016.
I have more than 20 years post-doctoral research experience (including major project management roles), specialising in the analysis of quantitative data, particularly in relation to trials. My research interests include patient reported outcomes measures, paediatric research, chronic conditions research and the use of routine data within clinical trials and other rigorous studies. In addition to my research I am also the module coordinator for the Research methods module of a Masters in Trauma Surgery. I am actively involved with postgraduate research having previously held both school and university strategic level positions to oversee postgraduate research. I am currently supervising 10 postgraduate research students. I am a peer reviewer for a large number of high impact medical journals and grant awarding organisations.