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Research Contracts Group

This group aims to discuss and develop best practice for research contracting; to share ideas and issues; and support policymakers and the R&D Forum to implement consistent policies and guidance related to research contracts.

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Contact the group via rcg@rdforum.org.uk

Please note, whilst providing a support to the community the group cannot provide specific contracting advice or services

Group Chair:

Olivia Chalwin

Olivia is the Senior Contracts Manager in R&D Dept at University
Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. She oversees the
research contracts, intellectual property and grants for the Trust
and has a big interest in facilitating and streamlining the contracting
on clinical studies, so they can be set up more efficiently.

Prior to working at the Trust, she was as a Major Contracts
Manager for 12 years in the Research & Innovation Services at
University of Southampton, responsible for research and enterprise
contracts for their Faculty of Medicine.

Group Members:

Amy Farmer
Research Contracts Manager
University Hospital Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Kate Greenwood
NHS R&D Forum Manager
NHS R&D Forum

Thomas Jenkins
Research Costing and Contract Manager
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Free Hospital

Simon Lewis
Head of Research Operations & Governance
London North West University Health Care NHS Trust

Joshua Pawley
Research Contracts Officer / Swyddog Contractau Ymchwil
Health and Care Research Wales

Max Pilotti
Research Contracts Manager
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Tom Reynolds
Deputy Research & Development Manager
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Samantha Smart
Research Governance & Quality Manager
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

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