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About Us

Meet The Team

Member of the Team Responsibilities Contact Details

Lydia Harris

Head of R&D

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

01904 726606

Sarah Sheath

Unit Administrator

Main point of contact and administrative support for R&D office

Arrangement of honorary contracts, letters of access and research passports



01904 726996

Angela Jackson

Admin Coordinator

PA to Head of R&D

Management of all matters related to EDGE



R&D Group

01904 725128

Deborah Phillips

Research Adviser

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

01904 725123

Mags Szewczyk

Research QA Manager

Management of all matters related to oversight and maintenance of Quality Management Systems (QMS) for research, including monitoring and auditing of clinical research projects, process audits and QA oversight of support services for research

01904 725124

Lisa Carr

Research Delivery Facilitator

Management of all matters related to research within the following directorates:





Generic Team - Scarborough

Generic Team - York



Palliative Care






01904 725122

Richard Furnival

Research Delivery Facilitator


Management of all matters related to research within the following directorates:


Elderly Medicine

Emergency Medicine


Gastro & Hepatology

Haematology - York


Obs & Gynae

Occupational Health/Staff Studies

Occupational Therapy

Oncology - York



Sexual Health



01904 725121

Laura Burgess

Research Administrative Co-ordinator

Support for feasibility and study set up for Research Delivery Facilitators within all directorates 

01904 726163

Paula Strider

Cate Laven

Laura Griffiths

Senior Research Nurses

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 focussed 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.

01904 725125

Tom Szczerbicki

Trial Manager - MATE Study

Management and all matters relating to the MATE study

01904 721893

Mia Porteous

Trial Manager - FASBAT Study


Management and all matters relating to the FASBAT study

01904 725129


Monica Haritakis

Trial Manager - FIT Study

Management and all matters relating to the FAST TRACK (FIT) study.

01904 725459

Greg Forshaw

Study Co-ordinator

Study co-ordinator for Trust Sponsored studies

01904 72 6954

1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017

York and Scarborough

147 research studies open to recruitment


4588 patients recruited into clinical trials