About Us

Research and Development Directorate

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is a Centre of Excellence for multi-disciplinary Research and Development and includes a strong University of Manchester presence and highly active research across Trust Departments. The trusts major themes focus on Clinical and Academic strengths in Cancer, Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology, Medicines Management and Medical Education, Respiratory Disease, Wound Healing and Tissue Repair.

Core R&D Team

Professor Simon Ray
Director of Research, Development and Innovation
Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Siān Hanison
Head of Research Development and Innovation

Dr Karen Hampson
Programme Manager and Quality Lead
Research Development and Innovation

Faye O’Keeffe
Research Development and Innovation Manager

Debbie Smith
Lead Research Nurse
Research Development and Innovation

Lindsay Murray
Clinical Trials Manager
Research Development and Innovation

Michelle Tetlow
Clinical Trials Manager
Monitoring

Emma Dunn
Research Quality Officer

Lawrie Rogerson
Research Governance Officer

Emily Stoker
Non-Medical Research Intern

Evelin Peil
Non-Medical Research Intern

John Cooley
Head of UoM IT at UHSM
IT Services (UoM)

Paul Schofield
IS Manager
IT Services (UoM)

Paul Anderson
Specialist IT Engineer
IT Services (UoM)

Chris McGrory
Engineering Technician
IT Services (UoM)

Julie Morris
Head of Medical Statistics

Philip Foden
Medical Statistician

Kimberley Smith
Senior Finance Manager
Research, Education and Projects

Chris Bostock
Finance Manager
Research Development and Innovation

Sue Cleary
Senior Finance Accounts Assistant

Cardiovascular Hub

Cathy Spence
Clinical Trials Manager

Schvearn Allen
Clinical Trials Administrator

Rosie Bryce
Clinical Trials Coordinator

Charlie Palmer
Non-Medical Research Intern

Rae Lamour
Research Assistant

Sue Ferguson
Lead Research Nurse
Cardiovascular

Amanda Hulme
Lead Research Nurse
Diabetes

Sujata Blane
Research Nurse

Sarra Giannopoulou
Research Nurse

Tim Latchford
Research Nurse

Anie Nicholas
Research Nurse

Akhila Muthuswamy
Research Nurse

Manjula Murmu
Research Nurse

Bethan Charles
Research Physiotherapist

Sophie Quinn
Research Practitioner

Cross Divisional Hub

Karen Rhodes
Clinical Trials Manager

Azad Aziz
Clinical Trials Manager

Sandra Bothwell
Senior Clinical Trials Administrator

Joanne Bradley-Potts
Lead Research Nurse

Richard McCormick
Research Nurse

Susannah Glasgow
Senior Research Practitioner

Georgina Williamson
Research Nurse

Oncology Hub

Hayley Brooks
Clinical Trials Manager

Linda Bailey
Senior Clinical Trials Administrator

Chloe Kirkman
Non-Medical Research Intern

Paula Stavrinos
Senior Research Project Manager

Donna Watterson
Programme Grant Coordinator

Faiza Idries
Research Coordinator

Katharine Sellers
Research Coordinator

Sarah Sampson
Research Coordinator

Paula Duxbury
Research Assistant

Jill Fox
Research Assistant

Lynne Fox
Research Assistant

Helen Ruane
Research Assistant

Angela Chrisopoulou
Lead Research Nurse

Cheryl Berrisford
Research Nurse

Charlotte Day
Research Nurse

Sally Marsh
Research Nurse

Patricia McCaul
Research Nurse

Stephen Metcalfe
Research Nurse

Jessica Ritchie
Lead Research Nurse

Sarah Thorpe
Research Nurse

Anna Gipson
Research Nurse (Mat Leave)

Kate Whitehead
Research Nurse (Mat Leave)

Lindsay Piper
Research Practitioner

Kathryn Slevin
Laboratory Practitioner

Michelle Harvie

Mary Pegington
Research Dietician

Respiratory Hub

Vacant
Clinical Trials Manager

Zane Fridrihsone
Clinical Trials Officer

Chris Hutchinson
Clinical Trials Administrator

Kelsey Armitage
Clinical Trials Administrator

Torch Hub

Juliette Novasio
Clinical Trials Manager

Sara Waplington
Senior Clinical Trials Administrator

Pamela Maphosa
Clinical Trials Administrator (Mat Leave)

Dawn Thornton
Clinical Trials Administrator

Vita Jariwala
Clinical Trials Administrator

Marie Kirwan
Lead Research Nurse

Alphie Bijou
Research Nurse

Stuart Moss
Senior Research Practitioner

Katrina Moore
Senior Research Practitioner

Sony Augustine
Research Practitioner