Senior Management

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

    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 Chantal Colmont

    Research Manager

  • Dr Robert Steadman

    Dr Robert Steadman

    Bob is a lead non-clinical researcher in Nephrology, Cardiff University.

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    Dr Robert Steadman

    Lead Outreach & Engagement

  • Gloria Owens

    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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    Gloria Owens

    Patient Representative

  • Janet Williams

    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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    Janet Williams

    Patient Representative

  • Prof Nicholas Topley

    Prof Nicholas Topley

    Nick leads the Chronic Kidney Disease-Renal Replacement Therapy Theme.

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    Prof Nicholas Topley

    Lead, Chronic Kidney Disease/Renal Replacement

  • Professor Donald Fraser

    Professor Donald Fraser

    Donald is the lead for the WKRU

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    Professor Donald Fraser

    Director

  • Professor Jane Noyes

    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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    Professor Jane Noyes

    Lead - North Wales

  • Dr James Chess

    Dr James Chess

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

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    Dr James Chess

    Lead, Swansea/West Wales

  • Prof Aled Phillips

    Prof Aled Phillips

    Aled leads the Acute Kidney Injury Theme. He is Chair and Clinical lead for the WG commissioned National AKI group.

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    Prof Aled Phillips

    Lead - Acute Kidney Injury