Our work is carried out by the Health Technology Wales team. We are a multidisciplinary group made up of clinicians, health services researchers, health economists and information specialists, with communications, project management and administrative support.

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Alice Evans

Patient and Public Involvement Manager

Biographyof Alice Evans
Close Biography of Alice Evans Before joining Health Technology Wales, Alice designed a curriculum of skills training for paediatric clients of the Posture and Mobility All Wales Service in partnership with patients and families. Afterwards, Alice worked in continuing healthcare (CHC) with south and east localities to develop training to improve understanding of CHC and dementia care across South Wales in partnership with care home networks and NHS. Now at Health Technology Wales, Alice is responsible for providing information support to patients, patient organisations, carers and members of the public.
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Antonia Needham

Health Services Researcher

Biographyof Antonia Needham
Close Biography of Antonia Needham Antonia joined HTW in July 2022. Before this, she has worked on multiple research projects focusing primarily on adult and child safeguarding in the Welsh context with the NISB and Welsh Government. Antonia has an MSc in Social Science Research Methods and Sociology and a BSc (Econ) in Politics from Cardiff University. Antonia first became interested in health services research during her MSc, which focused on public health approaches to violence.
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Caron Potter

Executive Assistant

Biographyof Caron Potter
Close Biography of Caron Potter Caron has front-line experience of secondary care service, having worked throughout NHS Wales. She was previously an Executive Assistant for a Professor of Surgery. She was also an Admin Manager, managing a team of 10 and working to reduce patient waiting lists. She has developed knowledge of the personnel function, introducing development appraisals and sickness absence procedures. Caron continues her development of implementing procedures and processes at Health Technology Wales to meet organisational requirements.
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Charlotte Bowles

Health Services Researcher

Biographyof Charlotte Bowles
Close Biography of Charlotte Bowles Charlotte joined Health Technology Wales as a Health Services Researcher in June 2021. She was previously an International Health Evidence Reviewer at Public Health Wales, where she worked on the production, methodology and analysis of International Horizon Scanning reports. Charlotte has a Master’s degree in Social Science Research Methods from Cardiff University and also graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a degree in Social Care.
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Dr Claire Davis

Health Services Researcher

Biographyof Dr Claire Davis
Close Biography of Dr Claire Davis Before joining Health Technology Wales, Claire supported the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) in the appraisal of medicines for 10 years. Whilst there, Claire developed a passion for Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) and led in this area, creating the first PPI strategy for AWMSG. Her aim is to set up effective PPI in Health Technology Wales. Claire has a PhD in Pharmacology, and previous experience in clinical research and academia.
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Dr Clare England

Health Services Researcher

Biographyof Dr Clare England
Close Biography of Dr Clare England Clare joined Health Technology Wales as a Health Services Researcher in January 2023. She was previously a Research Fellow in Nutrition at the National Institute of Health and Care Research Biomedical Research Centre, University of Bristol, where she led and collaborated on clinical nutrition research projects, using a wide range of methodologies, with a major focus on systematic and scoping reviews. Prior to this, Clare trained and worked as a dietitian, specialising in Diabetes Education, before undertaking a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Bristol, during which time she developed a short dietary screener for people with type 2 diabetes.
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Dr David Jarrom

Principal Researcher

Biographyof Dr David Jarrom
Close Biography of Dr David Jarrom David joined Health Technology Wales in February 2018. He heads up our horizon scanning function, as well as methodological development within the organisation. After completing his PhD in biomedical science, David has spent the last 10 years working in evidence-based medicine and health technology assessment for a number of Welsh and UK organisations, including NICE and AWMSG.
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Diana Milne

Communications Manager

Biographyof Diana Milne
Close Biography of Diana Milne Diana joined Health Technology Wales as Communications Officer in October 2021. After graduating from Warwick University with a History degree she trained as a journalist. Diana then worked as a news reporter on regional newspapers and spent three years working as a journalist in the UAE. On her return to the UK, she edited business publications and wrote features for regional magazines. Before joining HTW she was PR Officer at ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) Wales.
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Elise Hasler

Information Specialist

Biographyof Elise Hasler
Close Biography of Elise Hasler Since graduating with an Information Studies degree from Aberystwyth University, Elise has worked within the health sector for over 20 years – 15 of those working on National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines. Beginning her career as a librarian at Herefordshire Clinical Library, she then became Information Specialist at the National Collaborating Centre for Cancer and later joined the National Guideline Alliance. Elise joined HTW in September 2021 and enjoys working on projects that will make a difference to patient care.
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Dr Greg Hammond

Health Services Researcher

Biographyof Dr Greg Hammond
Close Biography of Dr Greg Hammond Greg has a BSc in optometry, qualifying as an optometrist in 2014, and worked in community practice for several years. He returned to Cardiff University and gained his PhD in structural biology/vision science in 2021. During his PhD, he undertook a placement with Welsh Government assessing the evidence for sight test frequency for children to inform a policy position. Following this, he worked as a policy manager for optometry and audiology in Welsh Government, where he led on optometry reform.
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Hayley Bennett

Health Economist

Biographyof Hayley Bennett
Close Biography of Hayley Bennett Hayley joined Health Technology Wales as a health economist in 2022. She previously worked for 10 years in consultancy firms and at Swansea Centre for Health Economics, researching the health economic value of healthcare interventions and performing evaluations for publication and HTA. Hayley first became interested in healthcare modelling during her MSc in Operational Research.
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Jenni Washington

Information Specialist

Biographyof Jenni Washington
Close Biography of Jenni Washington Following a degree in Mathematics, a love of reading set Jenni on the path of Librarianship and Information Science. Her understanding of set theory and a logical mind makes her ideally suited to online searching. She worked as an Information Scientist for the Ministry of Defence, the consumer goods industry and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, before finding a home at Health Technology Wales.
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Jessica Williams

Health Services Researcher

Biographyof Jessica Williams
Close Biography of Jessica Williams Jessica joined Health Technology Wales as a Health Services Researcher in November 2019. She was previously a Medical Writer at the All Wales Therapeutics and Toxicology Centre, supporting the health technology assessment of medicines and the identification of new medicines. This experience has led to Jessica’s involvement in the horizon scanning process at Health Technology Wales. Jessica has a Master’s degree in Natural Science, and previous experience in clinical research.
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June Price

Business Operations Manager

Biographyof June Price
Close Biography of June Price June is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) with 20 years’ experience in Human Resources. She joined HTW as Business Operations Manager, moving from the Workforce and Organisational Development team of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. Previously, June worked on the Major Trauma Centre and Dragons Heart resourcing projects. As well as playing a role in shaping a developing organisation, June’s role is to oversee the operational and administrative function of the organisation.
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Katie McDermott

Project Manager

Biographyof Katie McDermott
Close Biography of Katie McDermott Katie is a Project Manager at Health Technology Wales. She has brought extensive experience in process and product development, and implementing new systems and procedures. Prior to joining the team, Katie worked at the Wales Deanery where she was responsible for the recruitment and programme management for doctors undertaking specialty training across Wales.
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Leona Batten

Health Services Researcher

Biographyof Leona Batten
Close Biography of Leona Batten Leona joined HTW as a Health Services Researcher in March 2023. Before this, she worked as a Trial Manager on large international Phase III oncology randomised controlled clinical trials at Cardiff University and the Institute of Cancer Research. Leona has a BSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Reading and is currently undertaking a Masters in Public Health at Cardiff University.
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Lisa King

Senior Programme Manager

Biographyof Lisa King
Close Biography of Lisa King Lisa has a degree in Genetics and spent the first part of her career awarding Research and Development (R&D) funding to companies. After moving on to support EU and UK collaborative R&D projects, Lisa joined Bristol University where she set up and managed Bristol Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre. Lisa is delighted to have joined the HTW team in December 2021 and will lead our Programme Management Team. Lisa is passionate about collaborative working and looks forward to applying her knowledge and experience to ensure HTW delivers its strategic goals.
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Llinos Jones

Welsh Language Translator

Biographyof Llinos Jones
Close Biography of Llinos Jones After graduating in Spanish from Aberystwyth University, Llinos moved to Cardiff, where she has been working as a Welsh language translator for many years. She works for Velindre University NHS Trust four days a week and for Health Technology Wales one day per week, providing a Welsh language translation service to the organisation.
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Mafalda Gordo

Business Support and Communications Assistant

Biographyof Mafalda Gordo
Close Biography of Mafalda Gordo Mafalda graduated from the University of Lisbon with a degree in the Sciences of Communication and Culture before going on to work as quality control analyst at the global market research firm Nielsen. She joined HTW in November 2021 after moving to Cardiff, initially on a temporary contract to assist the Communications Officer with digital content and preparing the Annual Report. She was then appointed as a full time Communications and Business Support Assistant.
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Matthew Prettyjohns

Principal Researcher

Biographyof Matthew Prettyjohns
Close Biography of Matthew Prettyjohns Matthew came from the National Guideline Alliance where he worked as a Senior Health Economist in the development of guidelines for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). As well as overseeing our technology appraisals, Matthew’s role is to develop our relationship with industry and our scientific advice function.
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Nathan Bromham

Senior Health Services Researcher

Biographyof Nathan Bromham
Close Biography of Nathan Bromham I joined Health Technology Wales in June 2023 as a senior health services researcher. Before that I worked at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a senior systematic reviewer on guidelines. I have also done similar roles at the National Guideline Alliance and the National Collaborating Centre for Cancer.
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Professor Peter Groves

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Health Technology Wales Chair

Biographyof Professor Peter Groves
Close Biography of Professor Peter Groves Peter is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the University Hospital of Wales. He is also Chair of the MHRA Devices Expert Advisory Committee and the NICE Medical Technologies Advisory Committee, and has a great interest in the regulation and health technology assessment of innovative medical devices in the context of the UK NHS. Peter is committed to teaching and research, and has published widely on the scientific basis for medical technology development and utilisation.
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Rebecca Boyce

Senior Health Economist

Biographyof Rebecca Boyce
Close Biography of Rebecca Boyce Rebecca joined Health Technology Wales as a health economist in 2021 following 5 years working in a consultancy firm. There, she gained experience working as a health economic modeller, working on a variety of HTA submissions. Her qualifications include the MSc Health Economics from the University of York.
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Rebecca Shepherd

Project Support Manager

Biographyof Rebecca Shepherd
Close Biography of Rebecca Shepherd Rebecca joined Health Technology Wales in March 2021. She was previously a Senior Business and Support Officer at Health Education and Improvement Wales and also worked at Public Health Wales as a Senior Business and Support Officer and in the pharmacy division of the Velindre Cancer Centre. She graduated from the University of Wales in Newport with a degree in photographic art.
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Ryan Miller

Senior Health Economist

Biographyof Ryan Miller
Close Biography of Ryan Miller Ryan joined Health Technology Wales in 2024 as a senior health economist following 8 years of prior experience in health economic consultancy. During this time, he led the development of health economic models and provided support for various HTA submissions. Ryan holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of South Wales.
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Sophie Hughes

Senior Health Economist

Biographyof Sophie Hughes
Close Biography of Sophie Hughes Sophie joined Health Technology Wales as a health economist in December 2018. She was previously a health economist at the National Guideline Centre, where she worked on the national guidelines for acute stroke management and diverticular disease. Sophie first became interested in health economics during her Master of Public Health degree. She also has a Master’s degree in Biochemistry.
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Dr Sian Cousins

Senior Health Services Researcher

Biographyof Dr Sian Cousins
Close Biography of Dr Sian Cousins Sian joined Health Technology Wales in July 2023. Sian was previously a Research Fellow in the Surgical Innovation theme of the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre where she worked on developing methods to facilitate innovation and optimise the safe and transparent introduction of invasive procedures and devices into NHS clinical practice. Sian also worked on developing methods and guidelines for the design and conduct of placebo-controlled surgical trials to inform evidence-based practice. Sian completed her PhD in Experimental Neuroscience at Imperial College London and held post-doctoral positions at Kings College London and University College London.
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Dr Susan Myles

Director

Biographyof Dr Susan Myles
Close Biography of Dr Susan Myles Susan has been engaged in applied health technology assessment for 25 years. Before joining Health Technology Wales, she led the development and work of the Scottish Health Technologies Group. Susan has received scholarships from the Department of Health and Medical Research Council, and is a previous recipient of a Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy. She holds qualifications in Economics (BA), Health Economics (MSc & PhD) and Epidemiology (PgDip).