HIOW CLRN Clinical Director - Professor John Primrose.
Professor Primrose is Professor of Surgery at the University of Southampton. He qualified in Glasgow and undertook surgical training in Leeds becoming Senior Lecturer in Surgery there in 1989. He was appointed to the Chair of Surgery in Southampton in 1993. His clinical interests are in gastrointestinal cancer, especially liver malignancy. The hepatobiliary unit in Southampton is now a high volume surgical centre for the treatment of cancer affecting the liver and pancreas. His research interests are in translational cancer research and large scale clinical trials in gastrointestinal cancer. He is currently Chief Investigator of four major cancer trials. He has served on a number of grant funding bodies, currently the Clinical and Translational Research Committee and the Translational Research in Clinical Trials Committee (both CRUK). He is also Director of Education of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and has major role with the Surgical Royal Colleges in revalidation and recertification.
HIOW CLRN Co-Director - Professor Rob Peveler
Rob has worked in Southampton for the past 18 years, joining the University as Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry in 1992. Rob was head of the Mental Health Group from 2000 to 2008. His current post is Director of the Academic Division of Clinical Neurosciences, and Professor of Liaison Psychiatry in the medical school. Rob is also an honorary consultant in liaison psychiatry in Southampton, employed by Hampshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (the mental health trust). His clinical work is based at Southampton General Hospital, with a focus on the mental health aspects of chronic pain and chronic fatigue. In addition, Rob is a Non-Executive Director of the Hampshire Partnership Trust.
Rob spent his student days in Oxford, where in addition to clinical training he also completed a PhD in cardiovascular physiology. After house jobs in Yorkshire and Oxford, Rob completed psychiatry training at the Warneford and Littlemore Hospitals in Oxford. He then held posts as a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellow, and Clinical Lecturer in the academic department in Oxford. Robs research interests span a range of topics, including primary care psychiatry, eating disorders, somatisation, and the physical health care of people with long-term mental illness.
Rebecca McKay – CLRN Senior Manager
Rebecca has been involved in clinical research for 20 years in the UK and USA in a variety of nursing and managerial roles in NHS and commercial organisations. Rebecca joined the HIOW CLRN in 2009 as Industry Manager and is currently seconded to the position of Senior Manager.