I have been a researcher for 16 years and carried out many HTA of RCT and cluster RCTs, 5 of these studies recruited the largest number of patients for type of intervention (the HELP study, the DECIDE study, the DEPICTED study, the FRAGMATIC study, the CONSTRUCT Study). In 2005 I was awarded a MRC Training Research Fellowship to study the use of a stated preference elicitation technique (Discrete Choice Experiment) applied to health care. This work formed the base for my PhD. For three years I was a member of the Research, Design and Conduct Service and supported the Welsh NHS staff community who aimed to submit peer reviewed funding applications. This experience has broadened my research skills in particular with reference to how to turn good research ideas into robust and feasible research projects. I teach introduction to health economics to a series of undergraduate and post-graduate courses and I am the module leader for ME3068 Health Economics module, Intercalated BSc, School of Medicine, Cardiff University.