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2017 Speakers & Chairs

The NHS R&D Forum are pleased to announce that the following speakers will be presenting sessions at the 2017 Annual NHS R&D Forum Conference in Manchester on the 15th & 16th May 2017.

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Christine McGrath

Job Title: Director of Research and Development
Organisation: University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Biography: 

Christine directs the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust’s research and development support and activities, helping drive our hospital-university partnership with our leading clinical academics, Fiona Dalton and Professor Iain Cameron.

Christine provides leadership in developing the Trust’s research investment and support for clinical areas, drawing on her expertise in R&D strategy, policy, funding and governance to deliver high quality research for the benefit of patients.

Her time at Southampton has seen a four-fold increase in the Trust’s research income, the establishment of senior research leads across our division and implementation of core teams and posts that have delivered year-on-year increases in research volume and efficiency.

Christine is active in developing national partnerships, collaborations and debate in advancing research in the NHS, leading Southampton’s participation in key projects to streamline research governance and facilitate multi-site collaborations and working.

She works extensively with industry to deliver commercial contract research and develop long-term partnerships and platforms for commercial trials.

Christine joined Southampton in 2006, a key part of the Trust’s newly established  2020 vision to become a world class clinical academic centre of excellence.

Dedicated to ensuring that clinical research thrives in the NHS, UK academic and industry sectors, Christine moved into research management in 2003 following a career in research nursing, completing her Masters by Research with the University of Bristol

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