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Team

The Senior Management Team have oversight of the goals and delivery of the patient-led and patient-directed research of the WKRU. Brief details of the roles of each member are shown below.

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Dr Chantal Colmont

Dr Chantal Colmont

Research Manager

Dr Chantal Colmont
Chantal has expertise as a research manager in the Health and Care Research Wales)-funded All Wales Kidney Research Network and in the NHS.
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Dr James Chess

Dr James Chess

Lead, Swansea/West Wales

Dr James Chess
James is a consultant nephrologist with in-depth knowledge of coding, databases, and statistical modelling.
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Dr Robert Steadman

Dr Robert Steadman

Lead Outreach & Engagement

Dr Robert Steadman
Bob is a lead non-clinical researcher in Nephrology, Cardiff University.
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Gloria Owens

Gloria Owens

Patient Representative

Gloria Owens
Gloria is a renal transplant patient and has been a trustee on the WKPA from 2001 until 2016, during which time she has been involved in all aspects of the work of the WKPA and held the office of Vice Chair in 2005/2006. She remains a lay member of the WKPA and maintains an active interest in renal issues in Wales.
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Janet Williams

Janet Williams

Patient Representative

Janet Williams
Is a renal transplant patient and has been a trustee on the WKPA from 2007 until 2016. She remains a lay member of the WKPA and maintains an active interest in renal issues in Wales.
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Prof Aled Phillips

Prof Aled Phillips

Lead - NHS and commissioner involvement

Prof Aled Phillips
Aled is the lead for NHS and commissioner involvement, representing WKRU at Wales Clinical Renal Network Board.
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Professor Donald Fraser

Professor Donald Fraser

Director

Professor Donald Fraser
Donald is the lead for the WKRU
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Professor Jane Noyes

Professor Jane Noyes

Lead - North Wales

Professor Jane Noyes
Jane has expertise in health and social services research, and provides leadership and guidance in this area to WKRU.
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