We have an award winning research and development team that promotes and supports health research activities within our Trust. The research we do includes:

  • NHS-badged studies, known as national portfolio studies
  • Trust-sponsored research projects
  • Studies carried out in collaboration with partners such as higher educational institutions and industry
  • Student research projects.

Meet the team

Name Title Telephone

Prof Helen Rostill

Director of Innovation, Development and Therapies

01372 216 097

Prof Ramin Nilforooshan

Associate Medical Director for R&D, Consultant Psychiatrist

01932 722 444

Dr Ward Lawrence

Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Delivery - Working age Adults


Dr Christos Kouimtsidis

Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinicial Delivery - Substance Misuse services


Dr Karen Dodd

Associate Director of Therapies for People with a Learning Disability  (currently on sabbatical)


Simon Whitfield

Chief Pharmacist


Olga Balazikova

R&D Manager

01932 723 310

Tracey Sturt

Research Nurse

01932 723 332

Jane Gregg

Deputy R&D Manager

01932 722 247

Jessica True

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

01932 722 247

Elisabetta Maragnoli

R&D Facilitator

01932 722 247

Hannah Kurowski

R&D Facilitator

01932 722 24701932 722 247

Ashley Chapman

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

01932 722 247

Ben Houghton

Research Assistant for SPADE study


Gaganpreet Bangar

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

07748 622 974

Sumit Dey

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator/ Monitoring Associate Practitioner


Many Trust staff participate in our research, from Board level through to corporate and front-line clinical services, and we also involve people who use our services, their families, carers and the wider public.

Our partners