UKCRFN SMT Theme Lead for Workforce Development

Matron at NIHR Southampton CRF

Jennifer Allison is a founding member  of  the UKCRF Network Senior Management Team and Lead for its Workforce and Education Theme.

As the Matron of the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Facility in Southampton, she facilitates collaborations across the Southampton research partnership. She manages over 40 research nurses who work on more than 400 research projects in all areas of disease with adult and paediatric patients and healthy participants in early phase and experimental medicine studies.

An early member of the International Association of Clinical Research Nurses (IACRN), she was presented with their Distinguished Clinical Research Nurse Award in 2011 and was later Member-at-Large to the IACRN Board of Directors. A research nurse for over 25 years, she has co-authored a number of papers, presenting nationally and internationally.