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BSc (1st class Hons) (Leicester)
PhD (Bath)
PRINCE2® registered practitioner


I am working with Hamish Fyfe, director of the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at the Atrium, on the Stories of Change project, funded by the AHRC and involving six universities (Bath, Birmingham, Exeter, Open, Sheffield, and USW) along with arts and community partner organisations.

The ‘Stories of Change’ project aims to help to revive stalled public and political conversations about energy by looking in a fresh way at its past, present and future. The project draws on history, literature, social and policy research and the arts to encourage a more imaginative approach to current and future energy choices. We are working with stories because they offer a popular and engaging route into thinking about the past and present and imagining possible futures, and also because stories, narratives and narration are concepts that everybody can gather around.


A research scientist by training and previous profession, I deliberately changed careers to become involved in regeneration in the south Wales valleys, first as a Communities First coordinator and then as the coordinator for the Valleys Regional Park.

My interests centre around my previous practical experience with Communities First and the Valleys Regional Park in how we can effectively engage communities, especially in post-industrial regions, to be actively be part in creating an equitable, sustainable future through an ecosystem approach to issues such as energy, health, economic development, and social cohesion. In particular, I am focused on the use of creative approaches in co-production with communities to address these issues.


Some recent presentations, articles, and publications:

• Enhancing the economic and environmental benefits of a Metro (2016); Llewellyn DH – Click on Wales (Institute of Welsh Affairs) (June 2016) –
• Evaluation of cardiovascular risk-lowering health benefits accruing from laboratory-based, community-based and exercise-referral exercise programmes (2016) R Webb, JES Thompson, J-S Ruffino, N A Davies L Watkeys S Hooper, PM Jones, G Walters, D Clayton, AW Thomas, K Morris, DH Llewellyn, M Ward, J Wyatt-Williams, BJ McDonnell. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med 2016;2: e000089. doi:10.1136/ bmjsem-2015-000089
• Evolving energy landscapes in the south Wales valleys; creative approaches to understanding power and perception (2015) – David H Llewellyn, Mel Rohse, Rosie J Day, and Hamish Fyfe. European Conference of the Landscape Research Group “Energy Landscapes: Perception, Planning, Participation, Power” September 2015, Dresden, Germany.
• Erasing the raison d’être: Resculpting and reconciling landscape and memory in the south Wales valleys (2015) David H Llewellyn, D Gwyn Griffiths, and Karen M Lewis, Place in its Past conference, Buckfast Abbey, April 2015
• A sustainable vision for the valleys (2015) David Llewellyn as part of the IWA Constitutional Convention: How do we create a more prosperous Wales? –
• Rural-urban disconnection in the south Wales valleys: implications for sustainable revitalisation? (2015): Llewellyn DH, Morgan KJ,Smith AM and Lewis K – Re-imagining rurality conference, University of Westminster, February 2015
• Reinterpreting the Valleys (2014); Llewellyn DH – Interpret Wales/Dihongli Cymru, Spring 2014 issue.
• Countryside should be at the heart of the Cardiff city region (2013); Llewellyn DH – Click on Wales (Institute of Welsh Affairs) (November 2013) –
• Matrix metalloproteinase-9 and augmentation index are reduced with an 8-week green-exercise walking programme (2013); Thompson JES, Webb R, Hewlett P, Llewellyn DH, McDonnell BJ – J. Hypertension (2013) 2: p. 127-33.
• The effect of an 8-week, moderate-intensity, aerobic exercise intervention on MMP-9 and vascular haemodynamics (2013); Thompson JES, Webb R, Hewlett P, Llewellyn DH, McDonnell BJ – Artery Research (2013), 7; 140–141


Academic Member of the Landscape Institute
PRINCE2® registered practitioner


Director/owner of research and consultancy business, Blaengad Cyf.
Member of BRO Partnership
Associate Tutor in Biomedical Sciences at Cardiff Metropolitan University


Director/owner of research and consultancy business, Blaengad Cyf.
Member of BRO Partnership


Director/owner of research and consultancy business, Blaengad Cyf.
Member of BRO Partnership


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