Senior Management Team (SMT)

The SMT meet to review the UKCRF Network strategic themes. They provide advice and support to CRFs, identify new regional and national developments and assess their likely impact. The SMT is a forum for sharing new initiatives and disseminating emerging best practice to CRFs. The SMT advocate and promotes the UKCRF Network is responsive to the needs of the Network’s key stakeholders (funders, researchers, patients and the public).

SMT Meeting at the UKCRF Network Annual Conference, 2018

Members of the SMT

Helen Pidd

  • UKCRF Network Director & Operational Director at the NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (email)

 

Caroline Saunders

  • UKCRF Network Deputy Director, Theme Lead (PPI) & Clinical Manager at the NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (email)

 

Jennifer Allison

  • Theme Lead (Workforce Development) & Matron at the NIHR Clinical Research Facility at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (email)

 

Joanna Gray

 

Paul Brown

  • Theme Lead (Accelerating Clinical Trials) & Head of Research & Innovation at the NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (email)

 

Caroline Barker

  • Deputy Theme Lead (PPI) & Strategic Lead for Patient and Public Involvement at the NIHR Clinical Research Facility at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (email)

 

Kate Blackstone

  • Deputy Theme Lead (Workforce Development) & CRF Operations & Business Manager at the NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust (email)

 

Karen French

 

Stephen Barnett

  • Deputy Theme Lead (Accelerating Clinical Trials) & Operations Manager at the NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust (email)

 

Steve McSwiggan

  • SMT Scotland Representative & Deputy Director at the Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility (email)

 

Jeremy Towns

  • SMT Ireland Representative & Programme Manager for the Wellcome HRB CRF at St James’s Hospital in Dublin (email)

 

Professor Chris Newman

  • SMT Directors Representative & Director at the NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (email)

 

Dr Joanna Knee

  • Head of Research Operations at the CRN National Coordinating Centre (CRNCC) / NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) (email)

 

Dr Lucy Allen

  • Head of Collaborations at the NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI) (email)

27 June

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