This group acts as a ‘front door’ for health technology developers, signposting them to organisations across Wales that can support the development, adoption and optimised use of health technologies. Current members are listed below.
Research & Development Officer, Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory (SMTL)
James works as a Research & Development Officer at the Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory. His work centres on carrying out evidence reviews for the Evidence Based Procurement Board. Previously James worked at Cedar, a healthcare technology research centre, where his work fed into the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence's (NICE) Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme and Interventional Procedures Programme. James has a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology and a PhD in Microbiology (Cardiff University).
Dr Susan Myles
Director, Health Technology Wales
Susan has been engaged in applied health technology assessment for 25 years. Before joining Health Technology Wales, she led the development and work of the Scottish Health Technologies Group. Susan has received scholarships from the Department of Health and Medical Research Council, and is a previous recipient of a Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy. She holds qualifications in Economics (BA), Health Economics (MSc & PhD) and Epidemiology (PgDip).
Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory (SMTL)
CEO, Life Sciences Hub Wales
Head of Strategic Sourcing, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership