Our Lay Faculty is a key part of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and plays an important role in shaping and informing our research.
Members contribute a breadth of professional knowledge and a wealth of life experience to help us foster a strong relationship between our research and the public - who we ultimately strive to serve.
Our Lay Faculty Members
Ian is a lay advisor to Welsh medical research, works with SuperPrime, Health Technology Wales, CUBiobank, several funding applications and trials with Prime and CTU. He has a special interest in effective early diagnosis, the local delivery of medical services, antimicrobial resistance, genomics and bioinformatics.
As a qualified solicitor, Eszter provides professional support to the University’s academics in relation to research contracts and compliance issues. She has a general interest in a broad range of scientific matters and is keen to learn more about the varied work of the School of Pharmacy.
Mari has interests in gerontology, domiciliary palliative care, use of medication as treatment for long term conditions, involvement of octogenarians and nonagenarians in research, and matching pharmacy research to evidence-based government policy.
Alan's interests include mental health and the impact of comorbidity, psychopharmacology, and public and patient involvement in research, as well as governance surrounding research.
Sian has a family background in pharmaceuticals, including community pharmacy and pharmaceutical development of new drugs. Sian's particular interests include treatment for chronic conditions and take up of services in local pharmacies.
Rhys works as a Research and Engagement Assistant in the School of Pharmacy and has an interest in science, and science communication. His science interests are varied but he is particularly interested in cell biology and cancer treatments. He is a STEM Ambassador and regularly helps deliver the University's public engagement events. He is also an author.
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