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RDF25 Conference Programme Development Group

The group develops the content of the programme for our annual conference. This conference is the flagship event of the year for research management, support and leadership in health and care and is UK wide.

Contact the group:

If you are interested in joining the group for the next conference please contact the Chair

Group Chair:

Carolyn Maloney

Carolyn is the R&I Director of Operations at Leicester’s Hospitals and has been working in research management for over 20 years. She has a reputation for her no nonsense, pragmatic and proportionate approach. Carolyn has a keen interest in helping individuals to develop psychological safety and to promote civility and respect in all aspects of the research management process.

Group Members:

Allyson Bailey
Research and Development Officer
NHS Forth Valley

Catherine Blewett


Shahista Hussain
Head of R&D Governance, Research & Development
Joint Research Office Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Richard Leech
Research and Insights Lead
NHS Leadership Academy

Bernie Pearson
Head of Health and Social Care (HSC) R&D Governance, Northern Ireland

Angela Topping
Head of Newcastle Joint Research Office

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