Menu Close

RDF19 Speaker Details

RDF19 Speaker Details

The NHS R&D Forum are delighted to announce the following speakers for RDF19, The 2019 Annual NHS R&D Forum. RDF19 will be held at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton from the 12th-14th May 2019. The Annual NHS R&D Forum is one of the largest gatherings of R&D Directors, Managers, Administrators and related functions in the UK. RDF18 saw over 600 people attend the 2 day conference with 60 speakers, over 60 posters and more than 20 exhibitors

Helen Jones

Helen Jones

Job Title: Head of Research Nursing

Organisation: Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Helen Jones has spent much of her nursing career working as a Clinical Research Nurse (CRN) across various clinical areas. She is currently the Head of Research Nursing at the Royal Free London NHSFT where she oversees the research workforce as well as delivery of the R and D strategy. She has academic links with the University of Hertfordshire where she co – leads on delivering the NIHR Internship programme and with the University of Middlesex as an Honorary Visiting Research Fellow.

Her career as a CRN has spanned more than 20 years and during this time she has experienced first-hand the growth and development of the CRN role and workforce, and the development of the national research infrastructure supported by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). In 2017 she completed a Doctorate in Healthcare at Kings College London. Her research thesis is titled “Exploring the experience of Clinical Research Nurses working within acute NHS trusts and determining the most effective way to structure the workforce: A mixed methods study”. Within this, Helen carried out the first national study to examine the organisational structure of the national CRN workforce and the experience of CRNs working in research delivery.

Helen has a national presence within research nursing which includes links with the NIHR, a member of the CRUK Senior Research Nurse Advisory panel and has judged the Research Nurse category of the Nursing Times awards for the past 4 years. She has published and presented on aspects of the CRN role and workforce

Back to Speaker Listing



RDF19 Speakers

    • Teresa Allen

      Teresa Allen

    • Catherine Blewett

      Catherine Blewett

    • Dame Fiona Caldicott

      Dame Fiona Caldicott

    • Michael Chilvers

      Michael Chilvers

    • Rachel Churchill

      Rachel Churchill

    • Tina Coldham

      Tina Coldham

    • Benita Cooke

      Benita Cooke

    • Liz Coote

      Liz Coote

    • Rachael Croser

      Rachael Croser

    • Mary Cubitt

      Mary Cubitt

    • Sarah Daniel

      Sarah Daniel

    • Philip Darbyshire

      Philip Darbyshire

    • Anne-Laure Donskoy

      Anne-Laure Donskoy

    • Carole Fogg

      Carole Fogg

    • Deanna Herron

      Deanna Herron

    • Jo Hicks

      Jo Hicks

    • Amanda Hunn

      Amanda Hunn

    • Ellen Jenkins

      Ellen Jenkins

    • Angel Jimenez-Aranda

      Angel Jimenez-Aranda

    • Helen Jones

      Helen Jones

    • Helen Jung

      Helen Jung

    • Andrew Lotery

      Andrew Lotery

    • Jonathan Montgomery

      Jonathan Montgomery

    • Farhan Naim

      Farhan Naim

    • Maria Palmer

      Maria Palmer

    • Janice Paterson

      Janice Paterson

    • Rebecca Pritchard

      Rebecca Pritchard

    • Helen Riding

      Helen Riding

    • Rebecca Smith

      Rebecca Smith

    • Phillip Smith

      Phillip Smith

    • Shaun Treweek

      Shaun Treweek

    • Fiona Verity

      Fiona Verity

    • Mike Visick

      Mike Visick

    • Louise Wood

      Louise Wood

    • Richard Wyatt-Haines

      Richard Wyatt-Haines

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities


Click to view the Exhibitor Opportunities


Click to view the Sponsor Opportunities

Click to Book

Click to book Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities