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20th January 2023

New appointment for Morriston Hospital researcher is a first for women in Wales

A pioneering researcher whose work on chest trauma has had a global impact has scored a first-in-Wales appointment.

Morriston Hospital-based Ceri Battle has become Honorary Professor in Trauma and Emergency Care with Swansea University’s Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science.

She is the first woman in Wales and only the fourth in the UK from any profession to achieve this position.

Professor Battle has been a critical care and emergency medicine physiotherapist in Swansea for 20 years.

Following the completion of her PhD in 2013, her role evolved into a clinical academic post.

Her main research interests are trauma and emergency medicine epidemiology. She is the lead researcher on three national trials, all relating to chest injuries.

One, called STUMBL2, is to evaluate a score-based diagnostic tool Professor Battle created to identify patients most at risk of developing complications. It is now being used around the world.

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