Mrs Tracy Harman is Assistant Cluster Lead for Cluster B (of the Medical Directorate) of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN), and Programme Manager for the UK CF Gene Therapy Consortium (Consortium). In her CRN role Tracy is jointly responsible for the strategic development of the Cluster B Specialties (Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Infection and Respiratory), including initiatives to facilitate delivery and development of the Clusters CRN Portfolio studies, as well as the operational management of a cohort of clinical leaders across the cluster of specialties. The NIHR CRN Cluster team is also working nationally to develop areas of emerging technology and innovation, for Cluster B these areas include Advanced Therapies, Community-Based Research and developing a volunteer workforce.
As Programme Manager for the Consortium Tracy oversees the logistical aspects of the Consortium including finances and contracting.
Tracy trained as an Administration Manager, joining Imperial College in 2000 as the Laboratory Manager for the Gene Therapy Group, becoming the Consortium's Project Manager in 2006. From 2008-2017 she managed the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial College NIHR Biomedical Research Unit and Clinical Research Facility. She has extensive experience in financial management and contracting across numerous stakeholders, setting up and overseeing core facilities, coordinating multi-centre grant submissions, linking NIHR infrastructure nationwide and keeping the patient at the centre of research initiatives.
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