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Leading Academic Trio Join Welsh Crucible 2018


Dr David Aldous, Dr Carmen Casaliggi and Dr Jo Welton haev been selected for the Welsh Crucible 2018 programme.

Three researchers at the University have been selected for the Welsh Crucible 2018, an award-winning personal, professional and leadership programme for the future research leaders of Wales.

Dr David Aldous from Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences, Dr Carmen Casaliggi from Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy and Dr Jo Welton from Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences have been successfully selected to the programme.

Founded eight years ago following the success of similar programmes across the UK, the Welsh Crucible supports research-inspired innovation and cross-disciplinary collaboration in Wales and is funded by a consortium of Welsh universities, in partnership with the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales.

The programme seeks to guide participants with the meaningful transfer of their knowledge to the public sphere, facilitate creative thought processes that can make a difference to their work and its impact on the wider community, and encourage the development of the skills and attitudes necessary for innovative research.

Demand for places on the Welsh Crucible among researchers who have demonstrated excellence within their field is considerable and being awarded a place is a prestigious accolade.

The trio will undertake three 'workshops / labs' in Cardiff, Bangor and Swansea as part of a programme designed to encourage collaboration and networking between the researchers selected for the programme.

On their success, Professor Sheldon Hanton, Pro Vice Chancellor Research and Innovation said: "Cardiff Met has a longstanding reputation as an institute that encourages and supports research excellence. David, Carmen and Jo's selection for the Welsh Crucible 2018 further exemplifies this. 

"We are all delighted that these three talented individuals have been bestowed this honour and eagerly await the positive outcomes that being members of the programme will undoubtedly deliver as they continue their highly-promising careers."