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 

 

Dr Rejin Dayanandan

Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Delivery- Older Adults

 

Dr Laura Vivarelli

Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Delivery- Working Age Adults

 

Dr Josie Jenkinson

Consultant Older Age Psychiatrist, Deputy Associate Medical Director for R&D

 

Simon Whitfield

Director for Quality Improvement and Medicines Optimisation

 

Olga Balazikova

R&D Manager

01932 723 310

George Shay

Research Nurse

01932 722247

Jane Gregg

Deputy R&D Manager

01932 722 247

Jessica True

Deputy R&D Manager

01932 722 247

Samantha Ratcliffe

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

01932 722247

Elisabetta Maragnoli

R&D Facilitator

01932 722 247

Hannah Kurowski

R&D Facilitator

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Lauren Davies

Clinical Research Coordinator

01932 722 247

Sumit Dey

Clinical Research Coordinator/ Monitoring Associate Practitioner

 

Luke Mallon

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator/ Monitoring Associate Practitioner

 

Chelsea Mukonda

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator/ Monitoring Associate Practitioner 

 

Jessica Hine

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