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Meet The Team

Member of the Team Responsibilities Contact Details

Head of R&D

Lydia Harris

Clinical Research Strategy

Performance Management of Research

Contracts and Finance

Development our hospital's research profile and capacity to conduct research

Patient and Public Involvement

Lydia.harris@york.nhs.uk

01904 726606

Unit Administrator

Sarah Sheath

Main point of contact and administrative support for R&D office. Lead Research Nurse Administration.

Arrangement of honorary contracts, letters of access and research passports

SOP Controller

Study invoicing

Website management

sarah.sheath@york.nhs.uk

01904 726996

Admin Coordinator

Angela Jackson

PA to Head of R&D

Management of all matters related to EDGE

Named Archivist

Amendments

Reports

R&D Group organisation

Assisting RDFs with Non-Portfolio, Academic & Trust Sponsored Studies

angela.jackson2@york.nhs.uk

01904 725128

Research Adviser

Deborah Phillips

Preparation and management of all matters related to York Hospital Sponsorship applications and commercial research

Research Governance

Risk assessment of York Sponsored CTIMPs

Data Protection

Independent Scientific Review

Research Misconduct

deborah.phillips@york.nhs.uk

01904 725123

Research Quality Assurance Manager

Mags Szewczyk

Quality Management Systems: R&D SOPs, Protocol/GCP breaches, DATIX, Corrective & Preventative Action (CAPA), Safety reporting, Regulatory Inspections

Quality Assurance & Annual schedule.

Quality Control / Risk Assessment & Monitoring Plans.

Research QA training/guidance/SOP training records (Q-Pulse).

Support Services (monthly QA review meetings).

External vendors for research.

Laboratory research management.

Radiology research management.

Quarterly QA meetings.

mags.szewczyk@york.nhs.uk

01904 725124

Research Delivery Facilitator

Lisa Carr-Knott

Covers Care Groups 1, 2 & 3

Key duties: Capacity and Capability;

  • Capacity & Capability Assessment of all new studies as required by the HRA
  • R&D Review & Approval for those studies not requiring the above as specified by the HRA
  • Facilitator of HRA and CRN guidance and objectives
  • Oversight of the Trusts research portfolio  for the noted Specialities
  • Collaboration with all teams as part of the study set up process
  • Costings and Contracting reviews
  • Search & acquisition of new research studies for Doctors, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
  • Assistance & completion of feasibility and expressions of interest for potential studies in partnership with potential PIs and team members
  • Other activities such as EDGE administration, complex amendment support, and main point of contact for teams for study support and queries

lisa.carr-knott@York.nhs.uk

07985315502

Research Delivery Facilitator

Richard Furnival

Covers Care Groups 4, 5 & 6


Key duties: 
  • Capacity & Capability Assessment of all new studies as required by the HRA
  • R&D Review & Approval for those studies not requiring the above as specified by the HRA
  • Facilitator of HRA and CRN guidance and objectives
  • Oversight of the Trusts research portfolio  for the noted Specialities
  • Collaboration with all teams as part of the study set up process
  • Costings and Contracting reviews
  • Search & acquisition of new research studies for Doctors, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
  • Assistance & completion of feasibility and expressions of interest for potential studies in partnership with potential PIs and team members
  • Other activities such as EDGE administration, complex amendment support, and main point of contact for teams for study support and queries

richard.furnival@york.nhs.uk

01904 725121

Research & Development Administrator

Vacant position

Assists Lisa Carr-Knott and Richard Furnival in the Research Delivery Team, and also assists Mags Szewczyk with Quality Assurance.

01904 726163

Research Grant Development Officer

Lisa Ballantine

The Grant Development Officer supports research throughout the funding application-cycle, offering advice at the ideas stage, helping with potential collaborations, signpost funding calls and facilitate grant submission. They work very closely with academic leaders at the University of York and York St John University. A competitive research bid requires a relevant research question, a strong cross-disciplinary research team and good Grantsmanship.

To achieve this, the officers can help you with:

  • Research question design
  • Grantsmanship from layman abstract to critical evaluation of bid
  • Research funding alerts
  • Identifying academic/medical collaborators to fill any potential expertise gaps in your team
  • Costing of your research bid (including SoECAT)
  • Facilitation of research collaborators meetings at the application stage
  • Access to our lay panel for input on your grant application
  • Early career research education

More experienced people might only require advice on one element of their application whilst inexperienced people may seek a wraparound support. This may include support with advice on research questions, identification of most appropriate funders, building of your research team and Grantsmanship.

lisa.ballantine@york.nhs.uk

01904 722481

Commercial Research Manager

Marthe Ludtmann

Commercial research study facilitation:

  • Acquisition of new commercial research studies for the Trust
  • Costings & Contracting
  • Assistance with intellectual property protection

Marthe is the point of contact for all commercial research activities and commercial stakeholders.

marthe.ludtmann@york.nhs.uk

07747 763555

Lead Research Nurse

Cate Laven

  • Support, lead, supervise, manage and co-ordinate all Trust Nurses, involved in portfolio and non-portfolio studies, and non-Medical Research staff.
  • To encourage and develop all research staff and nursing/midwifery/AHP research and provide a high quality, effective, safe, specialist and generic clinical trials and a research recruitment service within the constraints of the delegated budget.
  • To ensure efficient and effective utilisation of the Nursing/Midwifery/AHP Researchers and non-Medical research staff.
  • Develop. support and implement a comprehensive and realistic research strategy.
  • Develop nursing/midwifery/AHP research practice within the Trust.
  • Provide line management and effective leadership for all Trust Research Nurses/Midwives/AHPs and non-medical Research staff with the Trust.
  • Develop a career structure for research Nurses/Midwives/AHPs and all associated staff.

catherine.laven@York.nhs.uk

01904 724641

Senior Research Nurses

Laura Griffiths

Kate Howard 

The Senior Research Nurses are responsible for the line management, training and supervision of research staff across a number of clinical areas in the Trust.  The role is to ensure that staff are managed and support in the workplace and are appropriately trained to evidence they are competent to carry out their research work.  The aim is to achieve high quality research which is patient focused ensuring the safety of patients within clinical trials and contributing to high quality data.

Research staff manage both NIHR portfolio and non-portfolio studies with a variety of interventional and non-interventional studies to achieve a balanced portfolio across the Trust and the goal is to have a flexible workforce who are able to work on projects across a number of clinical specialities where the need arises.

There are currently research teams in the majority of the clinical areas across our  Trust and welcome approaches from all disciplines.

Laura Griffiths covers: Care Groups 1, 4 & 6

Kate Howard covers: Care Groups 2, 3 & 5

laura.Griffiths@York.nhs.uk

kate.howard@York.nhs.uk

01904 725125

Clinical Trials Manager - MATE Study

Tom Szczerbicki

Management of Trust Sponsored single and multi-site studies including: applications for Ethics, HRA, MHRA approval, amendments to Trust Sponsored studies, Data Management, Finance Management, Contract reviews, Data Analysis, Audits & Monitoring, Publications.

tom.szczerbicki@york.nhs.uk

Mate.Study@york.nhs.uk

01904 721893

Clinical Trials Manager - FASBAT Study

Mia Porteous

Management of Trust Sponsored single and multi-site studies including: applications for Ethics, HRA, MHRA approval, amendments to Trust Sponsored studies, Data Management, Finance Management, Contract reviews, Data Analysis, Audits & Monitoring, Publications.

mia.porteous@york.nhs.uk

Fasbat.Study@york.nhs.uk

01904 725129

Clinical Trials Manager - FIT Study

Monica Haritakis

Management of Trust Sponsored single and multi-site studies including: applications for Ethics, HRA, MHRA approval, amendments to Trust Sponsored studies, Data Management, Finance Management, Contract reviews, Data Analysis, Audits & Monitoring, Publications.

 

monica.haritakis2@york.nhs.uk

fast.track@york.nhs.uk

01904 725459

Clinical Trials Manager

Greg Forshaw

Run a number of Trust-Sponsored Clinical Trials, mainly in Care Groups 3 & 5

greg.forshaw@york.nhs.uk

01904 726954

Research Study Co-ordinator

Harriet Cox

Administrative support for Trust Sponsored single and multi-site studies including: applications for Ethics, HRA, MHRA approval, amendments to Trust Sponsored studies, Data Management, Finance Management, Contract reviews, Data Analysis, Audits & Monitoring, Publications.

harriet.cox@york.nhs.uk

01904 725459

1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021

York and Scarborough

100 research studies open to recruitment

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4760 patients recruited into clinical trials