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30th September 2019
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New director of Health and Care Research Wales appointed

We are excited to announce that Professor Kieran Walshe has been appointed as the new director of Health and Care Research Wales.

Professor Walshe has 25 years of experience in health policy, health management and health services research.

He is Professor of Health Policy and Management at Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester.

Professor Walshe said:

“I am honoured to take on this prestigious role especially at such a crucial time when Health and Care Research Wales is developing its vision for the next five years.

“I look forward to really getting to know the Welsh research community and working with researchers and NHS and care leaders to turn research into practice. Together we can produce and use excellent research to improve the health and care of people in Wales.”

Professor Walshe is also a non-executive director of the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, and the chair of the board of Health Services Research UK. He previously co-led the health services delivery research programme in the National Institute for Health Research for nine years, up to 2015.

He joins Health and Care Research Wales in October on a four year part-time secondment from the University of Manchester.

Professor Walshe takes over the role from joint interim directors Carys Thomas and Michael Bowdery, who have been in post since August 2018.

Read Professor Walshe’s bio.