Organised in partnership with Bangor University.
Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards FLSW has been a researcher and lecturer at Bangor University for 20 years, and is currently Professor in Health Economics. She has published collaboratively over 100 peer-reviewed articles, reports and book chapters in the field, and was an examiner for the UK Faculty of Public Health for three years. Professor Edwards has also served on a Medical Research Council steering group on the economic returns of biomedical research, and on the Wales Office for Research and Development in Health and Social Care Grants Committee. She is passionate about enabling young people living with disabilities to participate fully in the worlds of work, sport and social activity.
Rhiannon has worked in the field of health economics for twenty five years and published extensively with colleagues from Bangor University and internationally on public health economics. She has in the past worked with Welsh Government on policies to reduce NHS waiting lists, the funding formula for NHS resources to Health Boards, and worked closely with Public Health Wales to produce a series of reports on the economic case for investing in prevention across the life course. In this bilingual lecture she will set out her ideas, from the perspective of a health economist, on the challenges and opportunities facing the NHS in Wales over the next seventy years.
Professor Edwards is a distinguished Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.