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Prof Mansel Aylward

Director, Centre for Psychosocial Research, Occupational and Physician Health (PROPH)

Research overview

Professor Sir Mansel Aylward CB MD FFPM FFOM FRCP is Director of the Centre for Psychosocial and Disability Research at Cardiff University, Wales. The Centre is the first of its kind to offer a unique opportunity to extend knowledge and understanding of the psychosocial influence on health, illness and disease, recovery and rehabilitation.

Professor Sir Mansel Aylward is also the first ever Chair of Public Health Wales, a new unified NHS Trust responsible for the delivery of public health services at national, local and community level in Wales. He has undertaken a review of Health Commission Wales' functions, including its decision making processes and appeals mechanism and also gave advice on healthcare provision in Merthyr Tydfil and surrounding areas.

From 1996 to April 2005 Professor Sir Mansel Aylward was Chief Medical Adviser, Medical Director and Chief Scientist to the United Kingdom's Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). He was also Chief Medical Adviser and Head of Profession at the Veteran's Agency, Ministry of Defence.

Mansel was awarded a knighthood in the New Years Honours list 2010 and made a Companion of the Bath in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2002. In 2001 he was appointed as The Royal Society of Medicine's Academic Sub Dean for Wales.

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