Edition #6  February 2017

Recent news of interest


Improving the early diagnosis of cancer in disadvantaged communities

Dr Kate Brain, lead for research into screening, prevention and diagnosis in primary care at PRIME Centre Wales and Wales Cancer Research Centre has been awarded £486K for a health check project aimed at improving the early diagnosis of cancer in disadvantaged communities. 
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Why do people visit GP for coughs and colds?

HealthWise Wales launch new survey to ease winter pressures on NHS in Wales.

Researchers at PRIME Centre Wales are working with HealthWise Wales to better understand why some people visit their GP for minor ailments such as coughs and colds.

Members of the public are being asked to sign-up to a HealthWise Wales survey to share their experiences and views on the subject. Read more

Welsh Crucible open

Welsh Crucible is a prestigious and award winning programme of professional and leadership development for the future research leaders of Wales. In 2017, we will select 30 exceptional researchers from across Wales to work together to explore how they can tackle the current research challenges facing Wales, as well as looking at the skills needed to take their research careers to the next level. Welsh Crucible will help you build networks, forge collaborations and enhance your professional profile. 

Welsh Crucible 2017 will take place through three two day events and applicants need to be in a position to commit to attending all 6 days.

  • Thursday 25th - Friday 26th May 2017 in Cardiff
  • Thursday 15th - Friday 16th June 2017 in Aberystwyth
  • Thursday 13th - Friday 14th July 2017 in Swansea
See for more information, follow us on @welshcrucible and take a look at our Welsh Crucible video:


Forthcoming events of interest

Wales School of Social Care Research launch

Date: 14 February 2017, 09:30-15:30
Venue: Temple of Peace, Cardiff

The Wales School of Social Care Research launch will feature key speakers:

  • Rebecca Evans AM Minister for Social Services and Public Health
  • Peter Beresford OBE.

There will also be workshops and a DEEP panel.


Dying with a Learning Disability

Date: 1 March 2016
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff
Cost: £75

The last months of life of people with learning disabilities living in LD services across the UK - Launch of study findings.

This is a unique and timely study that considers how services respond to the care needs of people with LD whether dying expected or unexpected deaths; how prevalent are expected deaths within this population;  the distinctiveness of the deaths of people with Down Syndrome; the factors that determine where a person dies and how people with LD are involved in decision making at the end of life.  

Further information


Mental Capacity: Action in Research

Date: 16 March 2017, 10.00 – 16.15
Venue: City Hall, Cardiff

Mental Capacity: Action in Research aims to bring together researchers and other key stakeholders (including research participants) from across the UK to develop a consensus about facilitating access to health and social care research for adults with impaired capacity to consent.
Further information 


999 EMS Research Forum Conference - Registration open

Date: 28 March 2017
Venue: Bristol Science Centre

Further information

Funding opportunities


2017 RCBC Wales Fellowships 

RCBC (Research Building Capacity Collaboration) Wales is pleased to announce funding for up to three First into Research (FiR) Fellowships and four Postdoctoral fellowships. 

Applications should demonstrate a commitment to the themes and priorities of Health and Care Research Wales (HCRW) and the University in which the study will be based in supporting and developing excellent research which has a positive impact on the health, wellbeing and prosperity of the people in Wales.  

Deadline: 13 February 2017 - Eligibility check forms; 20th March 2017 - Full proposal submission. 
Further information:



Wellcome Engagement Fellowships

Engagement Fellowships are open to a wide range of people, including:

  • professional science communicators
  • academics exploring health and wellbeing (eg, biomedical or social scientists and medical historians)
  • clinicians or healthcare professionals
  • professionals working in the arts and creative industries.

You can apply for an Engagement Fellowship if you have at least three years' experience of engaging the public with ideas around health and wellbeing.

Deadline: 10 February 2017

More information


Sêr Cymru II
Early Career Fellowships and ‘Rising Star’ scheme

The Sêr Cymru II programme is a suite of schemes part funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions  (MSCA) COFUND scheme or the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The programme will support up more than 150 new posts to work with stellar researchers in universities in Wales.

The programme is part of the Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales, Professor Julie Williams’ strategy to increase research capacity in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) related subjects. The programme is also open to researchers working in relevant areas of applied social science.

The programme is designed to attract the highest calibre candidates to work in excellent research groups in Welsh universities. 

Deadline: 1 March 2017 (universities may have an earlier deadline for internal approvals).

Further information

PRIME Centre Wales website features listings of regularly updated funding opportunities of interest:

Collaboration enquiries are welcomed at:

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