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Membership details of the Technical Advisory Cell (TAC) and Technical Advisory CellGroup (TAG).

Both are co-chaired by Dr Orford, Chief Scientific Advisor for Health, and Fliss Bennee, HSS Deputy Director for Technology and Digital.

Membership is drawn from Welsh Government, NHS Wales and Academia. A range of experts from different disciplines are included covering public health, health protection, medicine, epidemiology, modelling, technology, data science, statistics, environment, microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, genomics, behavioural insights, risk communication, physical sciences and research.

Membership of TAG is kept under constant review. Observing participants of TAG from across WG are not included in the below list



Position and Organisation

Dr Rob Orford

Co-Chair, TAC, Chief Scientific Advisor for Health, WG

Fliss Bennée

Co-Chair, TAC, Deputy Director, Technology and Digital Data, WG

Dr Frank Atherton

TAG Member – Chief Medical Officer for Wales, WG

Prof Peter Halligan

TAG Member – Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales, WG

Dr Heather Payne

TAG member – Child Health Senior Medical Officer, WG

John Morris

TAG Member, Head of Data Science Unit, WG

Dr Huw Morris

Member, Group Director (Skills, Higher Education and Life-long learning), WG

Marion Lyons TAG Member, Senior Medical Officer, Population Health, WG
Stephanie Howarth TAG Member, Chief Statistician, HSS, WG

Andrew Sallows

TAG Member, HSS Delivery Programme Director, WG

Prof Kieran Walshe

Chair, Research Sub-Group – Director of Health and Care Research Wales, WG

Andrew Jones

TAG Member, Director of Integrated Health Protection, Public Health Wales

Dr Andrew Fry

TAG Member, Director, Wales Gene Park

Prof Ann John

TAG Member, Professor in Public Health and Psychiatry, Swansea University

Dr Catherine Moore

TAG Member, Microbiology Clinical Scientist, Public Health Wales

Dr Christopher Williams

TAG Member, Consultant Epidemiologist, Public Health Wales

Prof Davey Jones

TAG Member, Professor of Soil & Environmental Science, Bangor University

Dr Eleri Davies

TAG Member, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Public Health Wales

Dr Giri Shankar

TAG Member, Professional Lead for Health Protection, Public Health Wales

Prof Julian Sampson

TAG Member, Division of Cancer and Genetics, Cardiff University

Prof Mike Gravenor

TAG Member, BioMedical Sciences, Institute of Life Science

Dr Rachel Jones

TAG Member, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Public Health Wales

Dr Robin Howe

TAG Member, Consultant Microbiologist, Public Health Wales

Jonathan Price TAG Member, Chief Economist, WG

Prof Ronan Lyons

TAG Member, Co-Director, SAIL Databank, Swansea University

Prof Christianne Glossop TAG Member, Chief Veterinary Officer, WG

Dr Simon Cottrell

TAG Member, Principal Epidemiologist (Respiratory infection and vaccine preventable disease), PHW

Jo Trott TAG Member, Head of COVID-19 Project Team, WG

Prof Stephen Jolles

Member, Consultant Clinical Immunologist, University Hospital Wales

Dr Tom Connor

TAG Member, Pathogen Genomics, Public Health Wales

Dr Brendan Collins TAC Member, Head of Health Economics, WG
Craiger Solomons TAC Member, Lead analyst, Primary Care & Hlth Science Directorate, WG
Alex Newberry TAC Member, Research and Data – Health Research Systems Lead, WG
Dr Rob Hoyle TAC Member, International Response - Head of Science (ESNR), WG
Dr Rebecca Jane-Law TAC Member, WEFO Research Officer, WG
Dr Simon Rolfe TAC Member, Head of Science Projects and Analytics, WG
Laura Andrews TAC Member, Higher Statistical Officer, Mental Health, WG
Nick Srdic TAC Member, Project Manager, HIW, WG
Chris Roberts TAC Member, Social Research Lead, WG
Tania Giles TAC Member, Senior Manager Support Services, Care Inspectorate Wales

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