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Our leadership team

Our leadership team

Research & Innovation at NUH is led by a team of internationally recognised clinicians, academics and scientists.

At NUH we have dedicated facilities for research and a comprehensive research infrastructure that enables us to carry out life-changing research for our patients.

Our Research & Innovation leadership team is supported by expertise in:

  • Clinical research
  • Translational research
  • Experimental and early phase research
  • Industry partnerships
  • Data and informatics
  • Grant applications and sponsorship
  • Intellectual Property and commercialisation
  • Medical devices and technology
  • End-to-end trials set up and management
  • Governance and quality
  • Patient and public involvement

Clinical leads for Research & Innovation

Clinical leadership

Clinical leadership is provided through the Clinical Director for Research and Innovation, supported by designated research leads in each of our Clinical Divisions:

  • Ambulatory Care - Professor Anthony King
  • Cancer & Associated Specialties - Dr Matthew Hall and Dr Will Green
  • Clinical Support - Dr Alison Cowley and Dr Martin Beed
  • Family Health - Dr Tabitha Randell
  • Medicine - Dr Sherif Gonem and Dr Aamer Ali
  • Surgery - Professor Benjamin Ollivere and Professor Roshan das Nair

And in our centres of research excellence:

  • NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre - Professor Ian Hall, Director and Professor Guru Aithal, Deputy Director
  • NIHR Nottingham Clinical Research Facility - Professor Stephen Ryder, Clinical Director and vacancy, Deputy Clinical Director

Research Operations

Research operations

The Research Operations team provides a number of core functions essential to your research:

  • Research trial development and management of trials
  • Grant application and funding bids
  • Research performance
  • Data and research systems

The Chief Operating Officer (Research Infrastructure), manages the back office systems (procurement, payroll, administration), the development of our Research Futures School and the infrastructure management for the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre and NIHR Nottingham Clinical Research Facility.

Research Delivery

Research Delivery

The research delivery team co-ordinates research across NUH and with our centres of excellence. It provides dedicated research nurses, midwives, facilitators, practitioners and administrators who work directly with our Clinical Divisions to ensure effective delivery of clinical research. The team is also responsible for the development of our clinical research workforce. 

The team can help your research with:

  • study support, information and resources management
  • skilled research staff to help with every stage from study set-up and study site management; participant identification and recruitment; and participant follow-up
  • Skills development, knowledge transfer and training for you and your team.

Commercial Research Team

Commercial Research

We have a dedicated Commercial Team working with industry partners and developing commercial research trials. The team is also there to advise on Intellectual Property and commercialisation of research.

Governance & Quality Team

Our Governance and Quality Team is here to advise you on the quality and regulatory aspects of your research.

The media team for Research and Innovation

The Channel 4 News Team

Media and Marketing Team

Research and Innovation at NUH has a dedicated Media and Marketing team. 

They act as a first point of contact for UK and international media enquiries relating to clinical research and innovation at: 

Meet the team

Rachel Webster, Head of Communications and Marketing
T: +44 (0)115 924 9924 Extension: 80669
Matt Hurst, Research Communications Specialist
Andrew Bennett, Research Communications Specialist
T: +44 (0)115 924 9924 Extension: 60720

Ashley Rolfe, Research Digital Communications Manager

Social media

Out of hours media enquiries

Outside of office hours, for any urgent media enquiry, please contact the NUH Corporate Communications team.

The Patient and Public Involvement Team

Patient and Public Involvement

Nottingham has a long-established expertise in public and patient involvement in research. We support researchers through:

  • ensuring patients are at the centre of the research that we do
  • managing our Research Volunteers programme
  • advice on planning, costing and developing patient involvement as part of a clinical trial
  • supporting patients, carers and the public to take part in our research