Head of College appointed Chair of The Council of Deans of Health in Wales

The Council of Deans of Health (CoDH) launches a new group in Wales to be the voice of nursing, midwifery and allied health professions’ education and research in Wales

Ceri Phillips Head of College








(Professor Ceri Phillips, Chair of The Council of Deans of Health in Wales)

The Council of Deans of Health represents the UK’s university faculties engaged in education and research for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. Operating across the UK at the heart of policy and political debate, the Council aims to lead policy at national and UK level, promoting the essential contribution of its members to health and social care.

On the 4 July 2017 an inaugural meeting took place where The Council of Deans of Health Wales/ Cyngor Deoniaid lechyd Cymru oficially replaced the former Cyngor group. Current members are: Bangor University, Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Glyndŵr University, Swansea University and University of South Wales and the group is chaired by Professor Ceri Phillips (Head of the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University) and vice-chair, Dr Christopher Burton

CoDH Wales Chair, Professor Ceri Phillips said:

“The launch of CoDH Wales demonstrates the commitment from health academics in Wales and the CoDH to education and research for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions in Wales. The new group is a positive development that will help strengthen the sector’s voice in Wales and beyond, at a time of significant change in the Welsh higher education landscape. We will be fully engaging with our partners in Wales to ensure that our respective agendas are aligned in advancing the education and development opportunities for our professions.”

Professor Brian Webster-Henderson, Chair of the Council of Deans of Health added:

“I am delighted at the launch of CoDH Wales and look forward to working closely with colleagues in Wales. We are committed as an organisation to being UK focused and the effective delivery of our new strategy depends entirely in enhancing membership engagement. CoDH Wales means we are now even better placed to assist our Welsh member universities and work with our stakeholders in Wales.”