The Centre facilitates collaboration between Aberystwyth University, Hywel Dda University Health Board and Powys Teaching Health Board. Each of these organisations contributes to the steering committee of the health board to ensure that the research conducted by centre staff is informing, innovating and impacting clinical practice.

Dr Rachel Rahman

Centre Director
Psychology Department
rjr@aber.ac.uk

Prof. Reyer Zwiggelaar

Department of Computer Science
rrz@aber.ac.uk

Prof. Michael Woods

Department of Geography and Earth Sciences
zzp@aber.ac.uk

Prof Luis Mur

Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences
lum@aber.ac.uk

Dr Phil Kloer

Executive Medical Director and Director of Clinical Strategy; Hywel Dda HUB
Philip.kloer@wales.nhs.uk

Dr Rhys Thatcher

Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences
ryt@aber.ac.uk

Anna Prytherch

Rural Health and Care Wales Project Manager
Anna.Prytherch@wales.nhs.uk

Dr Sue Fish

Lead GP for Cambrian Primary Care Federation
Sue.Fish@wales.nhs.uk

Dr Marie Lewis

Assistant Director for Innovation and Improvement, Powys Teaching health board

Rosalind Llewelyn-Harris

Library & Knowledge Services Manager, Bronglais Library
rosalind.lai@wales.nhs.uk

Sarah Jones

Lead Research Nurse for Bronglais and Withybush
Sarah.Jones2@wales.nhs.uk

Other Academic contributors

Dr Zimin He,
Psychology

Dr Antonia Ivaldi,
Psychology

Dr OJ Jiaqing,
Psychology

Dr Joseph Keenan,
Psychology

Dr Chuan Lu
Computer Science

Dr Federiko Villagra Povina,
IBERS

Ms Martine Robson,
Psychology

Dr Liping Wang
Computer Science

Dr Hefin Williams,
IBERS

Postgraduate Students 

David Dalley;
Psychology; dad34@aber.ac.uk

Angharad Jones;
Psychology;  caj41@aber.ac.uk

Liam Knox;
Psychology  lik2@aber.ac.uk

External collaborators

Ms Sali Curtis,
Speech and language therapist;
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg and Hywel Dda UHBs

Dr Elin Jones,
Associate Specialist;
Hywel Dda UHB

Ms Gudrun Jones,
Art therapist;
Hywel Dda UHB

Professor Keir Lewis,
Professor of Respiratory Medicine;
Hywel Dda UHB and Swansea University

Dr Gokulkrishnan Lingesan,
Palliative care consultant;
Hywel Dda UHB

Dr Sam Rice,
Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist;
Hywel Dda UHB

Ms Alison Vaughn,
Research Officer;
Ceredigion County Council


As researchers we also collaborate with a range of external partner organisations who are key stakeholders in the delivery and organisation of rural health and social care.  These currently include;

  • Abertawe Bro Morgannwg UHB
  • North Ceredigion GP Cluster
  • Ceredigion County Council
  • Public Health Wales
  • Welsh Government; Supporting People Programme
  • Wales Rural Observatory