The Welsh Government has announced the appointment of Professor Peter W Halligan PhD DSc FBPsS FPSI FMedSci FRSB, Chief Executive Learned Society of Wales and Honorary Professor at the School of Psychology Cardiff University, as the new Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales.
“Professor Peter Halligan is an excellent scientist and world renowned psychologist and neuroscientist, whose research is internationally renowned and respected. His appointment is a huge boost to Wales’ growing science and research sector.”
Professor Peter Halligan said:
“I very much look forward to taking up this important role, and working with the scientific community to ensure research evidence is taken into account as part of the Government policy making process. I also hope to continue to build on the progress of my predecessors in growing Wales’s research and innovation capacity, to help raise Wales’s profile and grow its economic capability.”
Please see the press release here.