About Us

We are a network of Speciality Trainee doctors and Consultants in Geriatric Medicine working in Wales carrying out research, quality improvement and audit to improve the care of older people.

Who are we and how does it work?

The purpose of WeGeN is to provide a centrally coordinated research network that can be accessed and utilised by clinicians within Wales.

Potential collaborators are invited to bring project ideas to the WeGeN team.

The team will then provide assistance with the set-up and delivery of the project.

The team currently consists of one Network Lead, a senior research advisor and a deputy Network Lead. You can see an overview of the structure in the image to the right.

The current WeGeN team consists of:

  • Network Lead:
    • Dr Benjamin Jelley
      • I am a consultant in Geriatrics, General and Stroke Medicine working in Cardiff, UK. I set up WeGeN as part of my dissertation for the MSc in Ageing, Health and Disease run through Cardiff University.
  • Deputy Network Lead
    • Dr Sara Long
  • Senior Research Advisor
    • Dr Jonathan Hewitt