RCBC Welcomes New Scholars

From the most recent round of applications RCBC Wales is delighted to have been able to appoint 7 new scholars.


For the first time, funding was available for 3 postdoctoral research posts and from a very competitve pool of applicants Jessica Baille, Lucie Warren and Liba Sheeran have been funded to complete their projects at Cardiff University. Both Lucie and Jessica are previous recipients of RCBC PhD funding.

Jessica has a nursing background and will be building on her original study to look at the Understandings and experiences of peritonitis amongst patients undertaking peritoneal dialysis, and their families.


Lucie's project Eat Well Keep Active: A Flying Start midwife-led intervention to promote healthy behaviours in pregnancy to women from areas of high deprivation is also a continuation of her earlier research undertaken for her PhD at Swansea University.


Liba is a physiotherapist and will be working on TRAINing Physio in the pocketTM(PIP); Technology for personalised rehabilitation in back pain.

Awards were also made to:

  • Lynne Griffiths to study for an MPhil at Cardiff Metropolitan University through the investigation of The impact on pain and funcition of conservative managemetn of plantar fasciitis with orthoses and stretching exercises; a case series study.
  • Louise Rodde to study for an MPhil at Swansea University looking into Medication monitoring and adverse events in acute mental health nursing.
  • Nick Weaver to study for a PhD at Swansea looking at Care co-ordination across the interface of primary care and secondary mental health care, and
  • Emma Davies to study for a PhD at Swansea University. Emma's research will focus on Trends of opiod perscribing and associated resource utilisation in Wales (TOPAS).

We wish all of our Scholars every success in their studies and look forward to getting to know them at our Community of Scholars training events.

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