Kidney Wales funds research into young adults with chronic kidney disease in Wales


PHD student Paula Krawiec, from Swansea University, is conducting research into how young adults age 18-35 in Wales manage their Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Funded by Kidney Wales, the study aims to find out which aspects work well and to identify areas that might need a different approach. The aim of the study is to produce tools to help young adults in Wales to manage their health condition.


There will be two stages to the research: a questionnaire and an option for a one-to-one interview.


Paula is looking for people who would like to contribute their views and experiences to the research:


  • Young adults aged 18-35 with CKD stage 1-5 in Wales
  • Parents and guardians of young adults with CKD stage 1-5
  • People who care for young adults with CKD stage 1-5; and
  • Healthcare professionals who care for young adults with CKD stage 1-5


If you would like to take part or want further information, please contact the researcher (Paula Krawiec) on: or email one of the study gatekeepers: Brett Dowds:; Shaun Thomas:; Laura McGuinness: