David Pontin

  • Professor - Aneurin Bevan Chair of Community Health
  • Faculty of Life Sciences and Education
David Pontin

About Me

Professor David Pontin is the Aneurin Bevan Chair of Community Health, School of Care Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences & Education, University of South Wales.

David has nearly 40 years’ experience as a registered nurse (adult, child and public health/health visiting) and has taught/researched in Universities for over 20 years. His research interests are: community nursing, and family and child health.
He is co-Chair of the Faculty Community Health and Care Cognate Group, which has expertise in patient safety, health and social care policy, industry research, evaluation and assessment, and clinical and professional practice research.
Over the past five years, David has been a co-applicant or PI on over 10 research projects, with budgets totalling £730,000.
David brings considerable experience of working in multidisciplinary teams, designing and delivering applied healthcare research projects. Recent examples include: using
virtual commissioning techniques in the development, testing and implementation of FRAIT (Family Resilience Assessment Instrument and Tool) www.frait.wales, a core element of Welsh Government’s Healthy Child Wales Programme delivered by health visitors to every child in Wales. He is also a core member of the Welsh Social Prescribing Research Network, and the social prescribing research theme of PRIME Centre Wales, funded by Health and Care Research Wales.
David is an experienced doctoral supervisor, examiner and independent chair.

Skills And Qualifications

  • Translational Research
  • Qualitative Research/Action Research
  • Group Concept Mapping
  • Realist Review of Literature
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Doctoral supervision/examination/viva chair
  • Research Reviewer for Health & Care Research Wales/NIHR
  • Action Learning
  • Supporting Writing for Publication
  • Interests

  • Learning Welsh
  • Responsibilities

  • Family Resilience
  • Social Prescribing
  • Well-being
  • Public Health Nursing/Health Visiting/Children's Nursing/Adult Nursing
  • Competence Education Frameworks
  • Healthcare Numeracy
  • Publications And Past Projects

  • Family Resilience Assessment Instrument & Tool (FRAIT www.frait.wales)
  • Quality Indicators for Health Visiting
  • HEFCW: Enhancing student well-being through social prescribing.
  • KESS II: Community-based Optometric Referral Refinement & Monitoring for wAMD: Evaluation of Stakeholder Experience in Wales.
  • Health Education & Innovation Wales: Group Concept Mapping & social prescribing training and education analysis
  • Kess II: Social Prescribing in the Welsh Valleys: a quasi-experimental design to compare the effect of social prescribing in community and GP practice settings
  • Health & Care Research Wales: Wales School of Social Prescribing
  • Cwm Taf Morganwg UHB: Evaluation of new models for neighbourhood nursing [Buurtzorg]
  • KESS II: Engagement with cardiac rehabilitation: working with hard to reach groups. Partnership with ABUHB
  • NIHR SDO: A neonatal discharge package to increase parental confidence in caring for their infant
  • safeMedicate: COVID-19 module