Gwerfyl Roberts

Gwerfyl Roberts is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Healthcare Sciences, University of Bangor. Her research interest focuses on establishing and implementing the evidence base for language awareness at the macro (policy), meso (organisational) and micro (service user interface) level to enhance the quality of health service provision within a bilingual context. She is commissioned by the Welsh Government to lead LLAIS, the Welsh language awareness methodology support hub for Health and Care Research Wales. Gwerfyl is a member of the Welsh Government Task Group for Welsh in the Health Service; and Implementation Group for the Strategic Framework for Welsh Language Services in Health, Social Services and Social Care. A lead figure in Welsh-medium provision in nurse education, she also represents the health disciplines on the academic board of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.

Contact details

Gwerfyl Wyn Roberts
Director of LLAIS

School of Healthcare Sciences
Fron Heulog, Ffriddoedd Road
Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2EF

01248 38 3165


Llinos Spencer

Llinos is a Research Officer for LLAIS at Bangor University where she was previously a Teaching Fellow then Project Coordinator. Having graduated with a degree in Psychology from the University of Liverpool, she gained a PhD (in phonological awareness and learning to read English and Welsh, 2000) also from the Department of Psychology, University of Liverpool. She has also gained a Teaching in Higher Education certificate (tHE) in 2001 from the University of Wales.

Llinos’ principal research interests have led to publications in various international journals:

  • Phonological awareness and reading development (PhD)
  • Language awareness in healthcare (Welsh language provision in healthcare project, ARAN project and Twf and onwards project)
  • Child centred intervention research (My Choices Project, EPIC Project and Well-mi Study).

Dr Llinos Haf Spencer
Research Officer
School of Healthcare Sciences
Fron Heulog, Ffriddoedd Road
Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2EF

01248 38 3171