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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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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:

Fiona Bray
Deputy Research & Innovation Manager
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

Sue Dobson
Research Initiation & Delivery Manager (Acting)
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

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

Elizabeth Graves
Research and Innovation Manager (Interim)
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Sarah Grimshaw
Research Regulation Specialist
Health Research Authority

Lyndsay Hurcomb
Research Governance & Quality Manager
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

Arwen Hutchings
Contracts/Trials Manager
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

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

Andrew Johnston
R&D Contracts Manager
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Charles Lescott
Head of IP and Research Contracts
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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

Elayitha Mathiaparanam
Costings and Contracts Manager
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Helen Moffitt-Adams
Research and Innovation Manager
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

Holly Monaghan
Assistant Research Delivery Manager
LCRN Greater Manchester Core Team (NIHR)

Mital Patel
Contracts/Trials Manager
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Max Pilotti
Research Contracts Lead
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Rachael Pollard
Research Governance Manager
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

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

Jemma Rogers
R&D Manager
Swansea Bay University Health Board

Gail Rook
Research Contracts Manager
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

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