Rhiannon Tudor Edwards is professor of health economics at Bangor University, specialising in public health economics and economics of disability. With colleagues, Rhiannon has published over 100 academic papers and has an impressive grant income record. She was a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Health Policy Fellow in 2004/5, when she, her husband Paul, two children and guide dog Vikki spent a year in the US, based at Group Health in Seattle. She is a fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and an honorary member of the Faculty of Public Health. As a trained mentor, she has a proven track record in mentoring PhD students and early career researchers. She is passionate about enabling young people living with disabilities to participate fully in the worlds of work, sport and social activity.
Rhiannon has been married to Paul since 1994, and they have 2 children, William and Non. They live on Anglesey in North Wales. Rhiannon has Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a degenerative eye condition which results in gradual, and ultimately total, sight loss. She has been a guide dog owner since 2002.