Directory of Expertise

Cardiff is a world-leading University driven by creativity and curiosity offering a range of expertise from leading academics. This Directory provides the media with access to expert comment, informed opinion and analysis on a range of research and topical issues. It aims to support the media to connect with Cardiff experts for comment, interviews, stories and panel participation.

Academics listed can be contacted directly by journalists, this is not however a definitive list, please contact the Communications and Marketing team for further assistance on +44 2920 870293 or +44 2920  870298.

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Prof Chris McGuigan

Drug design and synthesis, particularly for viruses and cancer. Expert in nucleosides, nucleotides and pro=drugs. Inventor of ProTides, a phosphate pro-drug motif. Three new agents in clinical trial. Expertise in HIV, hepatitis C, shingles (VZV), and oncology.


Dr Sally Holland


I am a social work academic specialising in the field of child and family welfare. My particular interests are in social work with children and families at all stages from initial interventions and family support through to adoption.

I am involved with the charity Voices from Care as a Trustee and was involved in the NICE committee setting quality care standards for looked after children and care leavers.


“Social exclusion is on the rise across Europe and today’s data from the Office for National Statistics shows that loneliness is also a cause for concern in the UK."

“A little over 1-in-10 people in the UK feel lonely all, most, or more than half of the time."


Dr Chris North

I am an astronomy researcher, primarily focused on the Herschel Space Observatory. I have experience of a very wide range of astronomy, and am happy to speak about almost anything in the field of astronomy.