I currently manage the UK Dementia Research Institute Care Research and Technology (CR&T) Centre. I am responsible for both the operational management of the Centre and our commercial collaborations.
I have previously acted as Director and Clinical Research Domain Lead at West London NHS Trust leading an NHS facility conducting large clinical trials with both healthy individuals and those with cognitive impairment and dementia. I have extensive experience in clinical research leadership and management. I have worked with the National Institute of Health Research networks, the NHS and global pharmaceutical companies.
I am passionate that the patient voice is heard throughout trial design and delivery and have previously acted as the Patient and Public Involvement, Behavioural Economics and Ethics lead for the National Consortium of Intelligent Medical Imaging, based at the Big Data Institute, at the University of Oxford.
I chair a Health Research Authority Research Ethics Committee. I have good working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act, the Confidentially Advisory Group and section 251 approval. I greatly enjoy working with a diverse range of colleagues on the committee. This membership also enables me to understand the dynamic and changing landscape within research with exposure to a wide number of issues, from several differing perspectives.