Welsh wound Innovation Centre

Board of Directors

Mrs. Carolyn Donoghue


Carolyn is an experienced, highly skilled senior executive and Non-Executive Director with significant experience in the NHS and Higher Education in England and Wales. Carolyn qualified originally as a Registered General Nurse and developed a clinical career, including a period of time in Western Australia, before moving into training and senior management.
Carolyn held a number of senior roles in the NHS in Bristol before moving into Higher Education in the University of Bristol and latterly College Registrar at Cardiff University.

 Carolyn has now developed a portfolio career which includes the role of Magistrate, Chair of a student mental health project in Cardiff, Non-Exec Director and from October 2020 Chair of WWIC. 
She also holds various voluntary roles in the local community.

Mrs. Carolyn Donoghue:

Non- Executive Director

Carolyn has had a long career in the NHS and Higher Education. Initially qualifying as Registered General Nurse, she then moved into training and management.
Following a period of time living in Australia she held posts in Hospital Management and Project Management before moving to senior roles in Higher Education.
Carolyn is now self employed , undertaking project, consultancy  and voluntary work and is a JP.
She lives in Bristol, has 2 sons and enjoys travel and theatre.

Professor Ian Weeks: BSc, PhD, DSc, FRSC, FRCPath

Cardiff University

Ian is Dean of Clinical Innovation and currently Acting Head of the School of Medicine and also Associate Dean of Clinical Innovation for the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff University.  He has undertaken research, development and manufacturing of novel biochemical diagnostic tests for human disease for over thirty years in academic, NHS and commercial environments. He has authored over 120 publications, books and patents.  Technologies of which he is an inventor have been licensed and used by global companies as the basis of in vitro clinical diagnostic tests many hundreds of millions of which are used annually worldwide.  His research has resulted in the formation of three spin-out companies. Research undertaken by Ian and colleagues earned a Queen's Anniversary Prize for the Medical School in 1998 and was also cited by Universities UK in 2006 as one of the top 100 life-changing discoveries of the past 50 years.  Ian is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal College of Pathologists.

Sir Roger Jones:

Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council 

Sir Roger Jones was born in Corwen, Denbighshire, and attended Bala Boys Grammar School. After graduating in pharmacy at the Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff, he took a masters degree in finance and economics at Bradford University
In 1968 Sir Roger Jones joined the Wellcome Foundation’s fast-track career development programme, working in Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and Soviet Union. In the early 80s he set up his own businesses and founded Penn Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Lansdales Pharmacies Ltd. He is also a former Governor of the BBC and former Chairman of the BBC Broadcasting Council for Wales. He has also chaired the Institute of Directors Wales, the Welsh Industrial Trust, the Welsh Development Agency and the National Trust’s Advisory Committee for Wales. Sir Roger was awarded an OBE in 1996 for his services to the pharmaceutical industry and was knighted in the 2005 New Year honours list.
Sir Roger Jones is Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Swansea University Council. He is also a member of the Court and of the Finance and Honorary Awards Committees and Chair of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees. 

Professor Julia Pridmore

Swansea University

Julia has been employed as a member of the academic staff at Swansea University since November 2005.  Julia is an associate professor and Director of the award-winning Health and Wellbeing Academy (HWA). Julia is passionate about developing the Health and Wellbeing Academy as a centre for excellence in, learning & teaching, the application and translation of health and wellbeing  research  and the delivery of wellbeing services to staff, students and the public. Julia is proud to be working with a range of stakeholders at the HWA including the Lymphoedema Network Wales LNW and Local Health Boards and  3rd sector organisations such as Cruse, the bereavement charity.
Julia is a registered nurse and has a interest in leadership, governance and quality improvement in healthcare.  Julia's clinical experience  has been mainly in caring for older people in acute general medical settings and as Head of Nursing for NHS Direct Wales. Julia has an extensive experience as a senior clinical leader and in executive leadership roles at Board level within Higher Education and in the UK  NHS. Julia has developed education and training programmes and organisational improvement programme  for  NHS staff relating to  the care of people with frailty and dementia. As director of the HWA, Julia has been working with a variety of stakeholders to devise innovative care pathways  for the treatment of patients with a range of health and wellbeing problems. This includes the application of positive psychological  interventions to the  management of chronic ill health, focussing on  the relationships between physical and mental wellbeing.
In addition to professional nursing qualifications, Julia holds a Masters in Healthcare Management and a Prince 2 Project management qualification. Julia is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


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