Welsh Crucible 2013
Anwen is a pharmacist, a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and senior member of the academic staff at Cardiff University’s School of Medicine. She is a biomedical research expert who is passionate about defining the biological changes that occur in the musculoskeletal system during the transition from health to disease. Anwen organises events that aide the public understanding of musculoskeletal diseases. Activities primarily target young adults through the Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) ambassador scheme. She also leads a successful scientific research programme within the Section of Rheumatology. It delivers excellent teaching and learning opportunities for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Anwen wants to broaden the portfolio of funders that support arthritis research in Cardiff and aims to shape our future science workforce in Wales by providing more interdisciplinary projects.