Dr Micaela Gal

Dr Micaela Gal

Research Fellow

School of Medicine

Email:
galm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29206 88689
Location:
Room 507, Neuadd Meirionnydd, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4YS

I joined the School of Medicine, Cardiff University in 2009 as a research fellow specialising in high value portfolio development and delivery of funded projects from developing protocols and governance approvals to set-up, evaluating processes and dissemination.

Previously I was a clinical scientist in the NHS for 9 years; setting up and leading the molecular diagnostics laboratories and specialising in  the development, implementation and evaluation of new diagnostic tests and services for rapid molecular diagnosis of hospital acquired infections, antimicrobial resistance and Tuberculosis.

I am now the 'Knowledge  Mobilisation and Impact' Manager for the Welsh Government funded Primary and Emergency Care Research (PRIME) Centre Wales (http://www.primecentre.wales). In this role I specialise in engagement, developing stakeholder collaborations and communication of research to ensure evidence from PRIME Centre research is used and implemented to make a real world difference (impact).  

Until January 2019, I  also conduct research  on the FP7 funded, ‘Platform for European Preparedness against (RE-)emerging Epidemics (PREPARE) project (http://www.prepare-europe.eu) and my work here focuses on identifying the barriers and solutions to the political, ethical, administrative, regulatory, logistical and cultural barriers to implementing and conducting clinical research across Europe in an outbreak or pandemic of infectious disease. This involves stakeholder engagement and the conduct of process evaluations and consensus exercises.

Since 2017, I am also the Division of Population Medicine 'Impact Lead' in preparation for REF2021 and am a member of the 'Equality, Diversity and Includion' committee. I also contribute to teaching around impact, the development and implementation of diagnostic tests and innovation. I also enjoy public engagement and have led and particiated in Cardiff University events at the National Eisteddfod 2017 and Techniquest 2018.

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I have a split role, one of which is 'Knowledge  Mobilisation and Impact' Manager for the Welsh Government funded Primary and Emergency Care Research (PRIME) Centre Wales (http://www.primecentre.wales) and the other being a research fellow on the FP7 funded, ‘Platform for European Preparedness against (RE-)emerging Epidemics (PREPARE) project (http://www.prepare-europe.eu).

Since 2009 -2015, I was appointed as 'research portfolio development fellow' focused  on developong high value funding applications including to NIHR HTA, NIHR EME, EU FP7 and EU IMI and delivery of funded projects.

Engagement with stakeholders including industry, Welsh Government, National Assembly Wales Research service, Health and Care Research Wales, third sector, social care, academics, NHS, public health.

Public and patient engagement: including conducting interviews, focus groups, public panels, interactive events at National Eisteddfod and Techniquest

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