What We Do

The St David’s Medical Foundation was formed in 2006 to support exciting innovations in medical research and education. Under the leadership of Professor Julian Hopkin CBE, the Foundation is in a unique position to support the work of world leaders in their field.

We run and manage funds and gifts to maximize the outcomes of groundbreaking research. Significant developments include research to identify the causes of childhood epilepsy, the early diagnosis of blood-clots in strokes and heart attacks and a clinical research centre for diabetes.

  • We identify potentially life changing research at its earliest stage and offer seed-corn grants to ensure important opportunities are followed through.
  • We forge strong links with institutions on our doorstep and globally, collaborating with partners in Wales and beyond.
  • We invest in outstanding students – the great scientists and doctors of the future.
  • Together we are making a difference. We can and should have a healthier world. Come join us.

A Birds Eye View

St David’s Medical Foundation runs and manages funds and gifts to maximise the outcome of ground breaking research performed within Swansea University Medical School. At present over 40 such research projects are supported. In addition to these, it also awards six Seed-Corn Grants from its funds annually to support new exciting research projects.