Our team

NCMH brings together leading researchers and professional staff from Cardiff, Bangor and Swansea Universities.


Prof Ian Jones, Director
Dr James Walters, Deputy Director

Phenotyping (field) team

Dr Catrin Lewis, Research Associate and Field team Manager
Dr Lawrence Raisanen, Data Manager

Natalie Richards, Senior Psychology Assistant
Rhiannon Phillips, (Swansea), Psychology Assistant
Lowri O’Donovan, Psychology Assistant
Dr Jessica Hall, Psychology Assistant
Emma Williams, (Wrexham), Psychology Assistant
Ella Lonnen, Psychology Assistant
Elen Thomas, Psychology Assistant

Bipolar recruitment

Christine Fraser, Research Assistant
Dr Katie Swaden Lewis, Psychology Assistant
Holly Pearce, Psychology Assistant

Lab team

Dr Lesley Bates, Lab Manager

Dr Alexandra Evans, Lab Technician
Craig Joyce, IPS Lab Technician
Ganna Leonenko, Research Analyst
Božo Lugonja, Biomaterials Coordinator

Sail team (Swansea)

Marcos del Pozo Banos, Senior Analyst
Lewis Lee, Analyst


Paul Gauci, Senior Communications Officer
Catrin Hopkins, Communications Officer
Camila Araya-Larrain, Communications Officer
Rebecca Lynch, NCMH Psychoeducation Coordinator
Janet Robinson, NCMH Research Network Co-ordinator
Mark Coles, Clerical Assistant
Jessica Pickin, Clerical Assistant (currently on maternity leave)

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