Research Advisory Board
The Research Advisory Board will advise the Centre for Socioeconomic Research on its current and future research programme. It will be active in suggesting new areas of work relating to its area of expertise that address strategic, long-term issues relevant to the pharmaceutical industry. The Committee will review papers and proposals relating to the work of the Centre for Socioeconomic Research. The Research Advisory Committee represents the multidisciplinary nature of the Centre's activities and is comprised of members from these disciplines:
Chair: Professor David Cohen is Professor of Health Economics at the University of Glamorgan, Wales. His expertise lies in the economics of prevention and the economic evaluation of new healthcare technologies. He has been a member of a number of committees and working parties including the Royal College of Physicians' Working Party on Preventative Medicine and has acted as advisor to the World Health Organisation and the House of Commons Select Committee on Welsh Affairs. He is currently a member of the Medical Research Council's Health Service and Public Health Research Board.
Professor Paul Atkinson is Professor of Sociology at Cardiff University. His research interests include the sociology of medical knowledge and education; the social contexts and consequences of the new genetics; the sociology of science; and ethnographic research methods. He is currently directing an ESRC-funded project on the use of hypermedia techniques for ethnographic research.
Dr Tony Bayer is currently Director of the Memory Team and Senior Research Fellow in Geriatric Medicine at College of Medicine, Cardiff University. His special interests include the assessment and management of age-related memory disorders and dementia, cardiovascular disease, psychopharmacology in old age and measurement of cognitive and functional competence.
Dr Andrew Edgar is the Head of the Philosophy section and Director of the Centre for Applied Ethics at Cardiff University. Apart from co-ordinating the 'Ethical QALY' project, he has participated in other projects on the allocation of healthcare resources funded by the European Commission and is currently working on an account of the desirability of open and democratically accountable healthcare systems, from within the civic human tradition of political philosophy.
Professor Mike Hyland is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Plymouth. He is a member of the BPS, the European Health Psychology Society and the International Society of Quality of Life Research. His research interests include quality of life assessment and chronic disease management. He has published a number of quality of life questionnaires in particular the development of quality of life instruments in asthma.
Professor Sam Salek is the chair in Pharmacoepidemiology and Director of Medicines Research Unit at, Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff University, Cardiff. His main research interests are the development and clinical application of health-related quality of life instruments. He is on the Editorial Board of Journal of Applied Therapeutics and Journal of Clinical Therapeutics. He is an advisor to more than 10 multi-national pharmaceutical companies.
Dr Win Tadd is a Research Fellow with a background in Nursing and Philosophy. Her academic and research interests lie in the areas of professional, organisational and health care ethics, quality of care and clinical effectiveness. Her research activities include: examination of nurses' use of Codes of Professional Conduct; and the examination of the relevance of virtue ethics to patients with chronic illness. She is European Co-ordinator of the Nursing Ethics Network of the International Association of Bioethics. She is a member of a number of committees, is a visiting lecturer and an external examiner.
Dr Norman Vetter is Reader in Epidemiology at College of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff. His research work is mainly in the field of public health policy but he also has special interests in the epidemiology of ageing and in doing health services research into the community-based care of elderly people. He is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine with Bro Taf Health Authority, a non-executive director for the Gwent Community NHS Trust, president of the local branch of the BMA and member of the Welsh Council.
Dr Brian Gennery is President of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine. He is course Director of the MSc course in Pharmaceutical Medicine at the University of Surrey and Module Director in the Postgraduate course in Pharmaceutical Medicine at Cardiff University. He chairs the Science and Ethics Advisory Committee of the General Practice Research Data Base at the Medicines Controls Agency. He is joint founder and Non-executive Director of Arakis Ltd and also a Non-executive Director of Pan Therix Ltd and RainyDaySoftyware Limited. He has published 22 articles and book chapters on various aspects of Pharmaceutical Medicine.
The Policy Board will define and review the mission, objectives, areas of research and strategic direction of the Centre for Socioeconomic Research. It will make recommendations regarding policy issues.
- Chair: Professor Stuart Walker
- Director - Centre for Medicines Research International
- Professor Sam Salek
- Director - Centre for Socioeconomic Research
- Professor David Luscombe
- Head - Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff University
- Professor Paul Spencer
- Professor of Pharmacology - Cardiff University
- Professor Nick Wells
- Head, European Outcomes Research - Pfizer Central Research
- Dr Ian Garrison
- Director Pharmacoeconomic Research - F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
- Dr David Miller
- Head - Global Health Outcomes - Glaxo-SmithKline
- Mr Jim Brown
- Manager, Value Outcomes Group - AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
- Dr Mark Radcliffe
- Director European Health Outcomes Research - Eli Lilly
- Professor David Cohen
- Professor of Health Economics - University of Glamorgan