2018 Speakers

The NHS R&D Forum are delighted to be able to announce the following confirmed speakers for the 2018 Annual NHS R&D Forum to be held at Celtic Manor, Newport on the 14th and 15th May 2018.

Speakers will be added to the list below once they have confirmed they will be speaking at the Conference.

 Charlotte Allen

Job Title: Research Ethics Service Project & Support Manager
Organisation: HRA

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Dr Frank Atherton

Job Title: Chief Medical Officer
Organisation: NHS Wales

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Dr Allyson Bailey

Job Title: Research & Development Officer (1) & Commercial Research Manager (2)
Organisation: (1) NHS Forth Valley & (2) NHS Fife

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Dr Julie Bayley

Job Title: Health Psychologist/Researcher
Organisation: Coventry University

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 Angela Birt

Job Title: Industry Operations Manager
Organisation: NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria

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 Jessica Bisset

Job Title: Research Operations Manager
Organisation: University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

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 Catherine Blewett

Job Title: Research Ethics Service Manager
Organisation: HRA

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 Laura Bousfield

Job Title: Head of Feasibility and Start-Up
Organisation: NIHR Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre

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 Chris Bray

Job Title: Head of R&D Operations
Organisation: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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 Vianne Britten

Job Title: Research Team Lead
Organisation: Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

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 Mary Cubitt

Job Title: Programme Implementation Manager
Organisation: Health Research Authority

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Professor Philip Darbyshire

Job Title: Professor of Nursing at Monash university, Victoria, Australia & Director, Philip Darbyshire Consulting Ltd. Australia.
Organisation: 

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 Sarah Dhariwal

Job Title: Lead Nurse – Research
Organisation: University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

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 Niall Dickson

Job Title: Chief Executive
Organisation: NHS Confederation

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 Anne-Laure Donskoy

Job Title: Independent Researcher & Consultant
Organisation: Independent

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 Sharon Dorgan

Job Title: Senior Strategic Manager
Organisation: CRN North East North Cumbria

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 Mark Drakeford

Job Title: Cabinet Secretary for Finance
Organisation: Welsh Government

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 Ken Ebbens

Job Title: Patient and Public Contributor
Organisation: Solent NHS

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 Jenna Edwards

Job Title: Oncology Research Officer: Cancer Institute, Singleton Hospital
Organisation: Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

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 Alison Ford

Job Title: Head of Engagement NIHR Dissemination Centre
Organisation: National Institute for Health Research

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 Michael Francis

Job Title: Marketing Manager
Organisation: Researchfish

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Professor John Gallacher

Job Title: Director of the MRC-funded Dementias Platform UK
Organisation: University of Oxford & Imperial College London

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 Leslie Galloway

Job Title: Chairman
Organisation: Ethical Medicines Industry Group

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Dr Mike Galsworthy

Job Title: Programme Director
Organisation: Scientists for EU

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Dr Shona Haining

Job Title: Head of Research & Evidence
Organisation: North of England Commissioning Support (NECS)

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 Kelly Hard

Job Title: Head of R&D
Organisation: Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

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 Jen Harrison

Job Title: Change Manager
Organisation: Health Research Authority

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 Jo Hicks

Job Title: Director of AcademiWales
Organisation: AcademiWales

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 Judith Holliday

Job Title: Head of Research and Innovation
Organisation: Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust ACORN Research Impact Fellow, NIHR CLAHRC YH

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 Rachel Illingworth

Job Title: Head of Research and Evaluation
Organisation: Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dr Helen Jones

Job Title: Head of Research Nursing
Organisation: Royal Free London Hospital

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 Sue Kearney

Job Title: Clinical Trials Manager
Organisation: Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

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Dr Maria Koufali

Job Title: Director of Strategic Partnerships and Deputy Director
Organisation: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

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 Daniel Lawrence

Job Title: Clinical Research Coordinator
Organisation: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Professor Jack London

Job Title: Research Professor Cancer Biology & Informatics Director
Organisation: Thomas Jefferson University / Director informatic shared Resource, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Centre, Philadelphia

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 Elizabeth Mainwaring

Job Title: Research Support Manager
Organisation: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

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 Visu Mallayan

Job Title: Business Intelligence Manager
Organisation: University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

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 Elaine Maxwell

Job Title: Clinical Advisor, NIHR Dissemination Centre
Organisation: National Institute for Health Research

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 Christine McGrath

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

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 Gail Melvin

Job Title: Research Manager
Organisation: Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

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Professor Jonathan Montgomery

Job Title: Chair of the Health Research Authority
Organisation: HRA

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 Corinna Mossop

Job Title: R&D Manager
Organisation: Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

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 Balall Naeem

Job Title: GCP Inspector
Organisation: MHRA

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 Will Navaie

Job Title: Collaboration & Development Manager
Organisation: Health Research Authority

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 Alistair Nicholson

Job Title: Policy Development Lead
Organisation: HRA

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Dr Maria Palmer

Job Title: Director
Organisation: NHS R&D Forum

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Dr Dipak Patel

Job Title: Research & Innovation Manager
Organisation: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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 Rekha Patel

Job Title: Deputy Children’s Team Manager
Organisation: University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

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 Helen Payne

Job Title: Senior Research Manager
Organisation: National Institute for Health Research Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC)

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 Joanne Plumb

Job Title: Deputy Director of Research Development and Innovation
Organisation: UHB NHS Foundation Trust

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 Caroline Potts

Job Title: Head of Research and Development
Organisation: Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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 Mary Ramsay

Job Title: Patient and Public Contributor
Organisation: Solent NHS

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 Nigel Rees QAM

Job Title: Head of Research & Innovation, Pre-Hospital Emergency Research Unit
Organisation: Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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 Rachel Smith

Job Title: Chair of Regulatory & Policy Group
Organisation: MRC

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Professor Phillip Smith

Job Title: |Associate Director Research and Development
Organisation: East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

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Dr Rebecca Smith

Job Title: Deputy Director of Research
Organisation: North Bristol NHS Trust

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 Zoe Sweet

Job Title: Director of Organisational Development
Organisation: AcademiWales

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 Karen Tanner

Job Title: Research Manager
Organisation: Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

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 Sarah Thomas

Job Title: NIHR Researchfish Lead, Senior Programme Manager – Impact
Organisation: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC)

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 Carys Thomas

Job Title: Head of NHS R&D Strategy
Organisation: Welsh Government

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Dr Mark Toal

Job Title: Deputy Director for Research Systems
Organisation: Department of Health and Social Care

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 Sharon Tovey

Job Title: Lead Diabetes Research Nurse
Organisation: North Bristol NHS Trust

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Dr William Van’t Hoff

Job Title: Clinical Director for NHS Engagement
Organisation: NIHR

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 Carinna Vickers

Job Title: Lead Research Nurse
Organisation: Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SOMPAR)

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Dr Lucy Wasinski

Job Title: Clinical Research Coordinator
Organisation: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Lynne Webster

Job Title: Head of the Research Office
Organisation: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Matt Westmore

Job Title: Chief Operating Officer
Organisation: National Institute for Health Research Evaluation, Trails and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC)

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Dr Birgit Whitman

Job Title: Head of Research Governance
Organisation: University of Bristol

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Dr Sarah Williams

Job Title: Associate Director of Research & Improvement
Organisation: Solent NHS Trust

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 Steve Williams

Job Title: Communications Manager, NIHR Dissemination Centre
Organisation: National Institute for Health Research

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Professor Yan Yiannokou

Job Title: Consultant Neurogastroenterologist
Organisation: County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust and visiting consultant at Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Trust

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