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Chief Scientific Adviser (Health)

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Advising the Welsh Government on matters relating health sciences and the health scientist profession.
Advising the Welsh Government on matters relating to therapies and the therapy profession.

Dr Rob Orford is the Chief Scientific Adviser for Health.

Rob was group leader and principal scientist at Public Health England where he worked on health protection and chemical safety with an international focus. 

His background is in basic laboratory and applied research and development, having also worked for the Medical Research Council and Cancer Research UK. 

His role is to support Welsh Government in improving health and reduce health inequalities by advising on health sciences and related services.The role is focussed on improving the quality of healthcare services sustainably in a dynamic and changing scientific environment.