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New study identifies risk factors associated with low birthweights

Researchers at the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research have carried out study to understand risk factors for babies with low birthweight, so that resources and preventative measures can be used effectively. The research revealed that mothers with the highest risk of having a baby with low birthweight included those expecting more than one baby. Read more about other risk factors identified in the study.

Professor Kieran Walshe, Director of Health and Care Research Wales, which funded the research, said: “This 20-year study provides valuable insight into the variety of risk factors that can lead to low birth weight… the findings offer tangible recommendations about where to focus efforts to mitigate the incidence of low birth weight in newborns.”

Take part in the Treialon Cymru consultation

Treialon Cymru is an exciting initiative funded by Health and Care Research Wales to provide opportunities across the whole of Wales for people to engage with trials.It is led by the Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University and links across the Health and Care Research Wales funded infrastructure and beyond.

Treialon Cymru is running three key programmes: a Research Development Programme, Associate Membership Programme and Stakeholder Engagement Programme. A consultation has been launched for organisations and individuals who wish to engage with trials to share their views.

Consultation deadline: 3 March

New Research Development Advisor roles to help deliver researcher development initiatives

The Health and Care Research Wales Facultyis looking for up to three Senior Research Fellows / Senior Lecturers to provide a Research Development Advisor role to develop and deliver a range of Faculty-targeted researcher development initiatives.

Established by Health and Care Research Wales, the Faculty aims to boost the research capacity and capability agenda across the health and social care sectors through the management of personal award schemes.Closing date for application: 17:00 on 17 March


‘Dip your toes’ into research, innovation and improvement

Date: 1 MarchTime: 10:00 – 13:00Location: Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd

Powys Teaching Health Board’s School of Research, Development and Innovation is inviting participants to explore a different side to what is ‘conventionally’ thought of as research, innovation or improvement.

Reserve a spot now and explore what is happening across Powys.

Last chance to register for Support and Delivery Event 2023

Date: 21 MarchTime: 09:00 – 16:15Location: Mercure Holland House, Cardiff

Join colleagues from across Wales to see how research support and delivery has made a difference to people’s lives.An exciting lineup of speakers will cover a range of topics celebrating the growth in research support and delivery.Register now and join us to learn more about how we can work together to deliver better outcomes. Registration deadline: 3 March

Developing Evidence Enriched Practice Cymru Conferences

Date: 1 and 8 MarchTime: 09:30 – 15:30Location: Cardiff and Vale College Business Centre / Bangor UniversityDeveloping Evidence Enriched Practice (DEEP) Cymru is holding two conferences to celebrate the work of the DEEP programme from 2022 – 2023. Delegates can take part in various themed workshops at the conferences.

Can Genetic Testing Help Make Medicines Safer?

Date: 6 MarchTime: 19:00 – 20:00Location: Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Bangor University Join Professor Dyfrig Hughes, Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leader, and the Genomics Partnership Wales at this lecture as they provide an introduction and overview of the role of genetics in the prescribing of medicines.


Social Care PhD Studentship Scheme – closing soon

The 2023 round of the Social Care PhD Studentship Scheme is closing soon. These awards provide funding to talented individuals to undertake research and study leading to a PhD, and support capacity building in social care research in Wales. Application closes: 16:00 on 9 March

NIHR funding opportunities

You can find all the links to the funding opportunities below on our website.

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme

  • 23/16 A platform trial to evaluate potential interventions in dementia


You can find the links to all Health and Care Research Wales and funded community job vacancies on our website.

Project Officer – Wales Gene ParkContract type: Fixed term until 31 March 2024Hours: Full timeSalary: Grade 5 – £28,762 to £33,314Location: CardiffJob reference: 16066BRClosing date: 3 March

The successful candidate will be a confident and effective communicator with excellent organisational and administrative skills, and have proven experience adapting to diverse partnerships’ needs, developing networks and problem-solving.

Trial Manager – NWORTHContract type: 12 months contractHours: Full timeSalary: Grade 7 – £35,333 to £42,155Location: Bangor UniversityJob reference: BU03064Closing date: 5 March

The North Wales Centre for Organised Trials in Health and Social Care (NWORTH) is seeking to recruit a Trial Manager to join their team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the setup, coordination and completion of trials within the unit, including the TOGETHER and VRCOMM Trials.

Clinical Research Fellow in Urology – Cardiff and Vale University Health BoardContract type: Fixed term for 12 monthsHours: Full timeSalary: Dependent on experienceLocation: University Hospital of Wales, CardiffJob reference: 001-MP025.23Closing date: 9 March

The post will involve clinical sessions and designated research / audit sessions. There will be opportunities to undertake formal clinical research with participation in national portfolio research studies, as well as formal educational research activities and training of junior doctors and medical students.


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