Mark Llewellyn lrg

Mark is Deputy Director at the Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care (WIHSC), University of South Wales. Over the past ten years he has undertaken more than fifty specialist research studies and evaluative reviews and has managed and delivered complex and sensitive reports in health and social care, and across the third and public sectors in England and Wales. He has developed an expertise in applied research methodologies and his work is focused on providing evidence-based conclusions, recommendations and strategies. Mark graduated from University of Wales Swansea with both BA and PhD, and was a lecturer there for two years. He lives in Hendy, Carmarthenshire, where he volunteers as a parent governor at the local primary school. Mark also supports the work of the junior section of the local rugby club, currently as Treasurer, and previously as Chair. 

Mark has been immersed in the issues of the sector in Wales over the last five years. Whether through researching the ways in which relationships between local and national third sector organisations can be improved, or through evaluating the direct impacts that organisations have for those in need, he understands the working of the sector - both at an operational and strategic level. He is also aware of the influence of policy making and commissioning on the sector as WIHSC applies research evidence to the gap between policy and practice and, therefore, aims to close the distance that often exists between those who commission and those who provide services.