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.
Back row (l-r) Alex Babbage, David Muckelt, Angie Harris-Burland, Amanda Bristow, Pamela Yates, Kelly Adams, Caroline Warncken, Layla Jacobs, Emily Horsfall, Arlene Lee
Front row (l-r) Clare O'Neill, Rebecca McKay, Efosa Omigie
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.
Pamela Yates - CLRN Office Manager and PA to Rebecca McKay
Pamela joined the team in November 2010 as PA to the Senior Manager and Administrator to the team. PA duties for Rebecca McKay include meeting arrangements and appointments. Pamela also manages the CLRN office, she is the first point of contact for callers at the CLRN office, and for telephone and written enquiries.
Pamela has had extensive experience in secretarial, administration and PA roles in the private and public sector.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- To arrange an appointment with Rebecca McKay or a member of the team.
- If you have any enquiries with regard to the CLRN.
Clare O'Neill - CLRN Lead RM&G Manager
From a background in clinical audit and evaluation, Clare became involved in Research Management and Governance in 2006, working both in Primary Care and Acute organisations in the Midlands. Clare joined the Leicestershire Northamptonshire and Rutland CLRN as a RM&G manager for Primary Care in May 2008 until taking up the post of Lead RM&G manager with HIOW CLRN in March 2012.
David Muckelt – CLRN Project Accountant
David has a HND in Business Studies and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management at Portsmouth University in 1996. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Administrative Management, Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute.
David has extensive experience of both the Commercial and Industrial sectors where he has held a variety of Senior Management positions responsible for statutory accounts, management accounts, administration and systems.
David joined the Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust in December 2008 working within R&D. He joined the HIOW CLRN in May 2011 and is responsible for the development of new robust systems for financial management of research funding, including review of costing methodology and control of invoicing to maximise income and control expenditure.
Please contact David if you have a query concerning: Costing, Invoicing or Payments.
Kelly Adams – CLRN RM&G Manager (maternity leave until June 2014)
Kelly has a BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology and has been involved in Clinical Research at Southampton General Hospital since 2002. Initially employed in the Pharmacy Department at Southampton University Hospitals Trust, she co-ordinated a large portfolio of commercial & non-commercial pharmaceutical research. During her time in this role Kelly was heavily involved in the initiation, monitoring and close-down of studies. In 2006, she moved on to provide data management support to a number of local oncology studies, liaising with patients & researchers in a clinical setting. A new role in R&D followed, during which time she was responsible for conducting the governance checks for & approving NIHR Portfolio studies.
In her current role Kelly’s interests include Quality Assurance of global & local governance checks for portfolio studies and the provision of high quality, interactive GCP Training for researchers & their teams
Please contact Kelly if you have a query concerning: CSP Approval Process and Governance Issues
Kathryn Atkinson – CLRN Information Manager
Kathryn has a HND in Law and is an Associate of the Chartered Management Institute. She is currently studying for a MSc in Business Information Technology.
Kathryn’s previous experience includes Business Analysis and Commodities and Foreign Exchange Investigations from her time at JPMorgan and Barclays Capital in Canary Wharf. In 2008 Kathryn joined the NHS, taking on a role in South Western Ambulance Service Trust. She then moved to Southampton University Hospitals Trust to work as an Analyst within Income Management before joining HIOW CLRN.
A member of the team since January 2010, Kathryn’s role includes:
High-quality collection, analysis and reporting on key CLRN Information including activity and performance data, contribution to, and development of HIOW CLRN Portal and webpages and responsibility for disseminating information used by the CLRN throughout the network.
Please contact Kathryn if you have a query regarding CLRN Information and performance data.
Arlene Lee – CLRN Senior Research Nurse – Portfolio Manager
Arlene qualified as a nurse in May 2003. Since then, she has worked as a cancer nurse at St. Bartholomew Hospital and as a sister on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Kings College Hospital. Arlene completed a BSc (Hons) in Cancer Nursing in 2007 and is currently undertaking an MSc in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care.
Arlene moved into clinical research at Barts and the London NHS Trust in 2008 and became the Senior Research Nurse - Portfolio Manager for HIOW CLRN in June 2009. She leads in the provision and maintenance of high quality research management for NIHR non- commercial portfolio studies to meet both local and national priorities across the HIOW CLRN.
As a Senior Research Nurse, Arlene is committed to the development of a highly skilled and competent workforce and co-ordinates activities to support HIOW CLRN funded Research Nurses and the development of the HIOW CLRN Research Nurse Forum.
Please contact Arlene if you have a query regarding:
- The non-commercial portfolio and recruitment
- Recruitment and management of CLRN funded research nurses
Angie Harris-Burland – CLRN Research Manager
Angie joined HIOW CLRN in June 2012. Her primary work stream with the CLRN will be the delivery of the commercial portfolio to time and target. Angie will also play a key role in the CLRN management team, providing an oversight of the research portfolio within the CLRN, ensuring that all relevant study activities are managed effectively, including feasibility and site identification, trial set up, and performance monitoring and management.
Angie has worked in research for over ten years and has gained her experience at a number of hospitals including the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, St Richard’s Hospital Chichester and Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth. Prior to joining HIOW CLRN Angie lead a team of research nurses and clinical trials assistants in Oncology at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.
Angie has a BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care and a Diploma in Nursing.
Emily Horsfall – CLRN Facilitator
Emily began her career in the NHS in 2000 and joined the CLRN in 2008. Before working with the CLRN she spent 6 years as an administrator for a community mental health team. Emily has recently completed the first module of an MSc in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care.
In her current role Emily supports the RM&G Manager to deliver the research governance aims of the CLRN, in particular overseeing the Co-ordinatied System for Gaining NHS Permission (CSP), Lead CLRN process and to ensure NHS approval is acheived in a timely manner. Emily is a NIHR GCP trainer and supports the RM&G Manager in ensuring quality GCP training is available regularly across Hampshire and Isle of Wight.
Emily also works closely with the Clinical Trials Unit and acts as a liaison between the Unit and the CLRN, ensuring the timely set up of all trials managed by the unit.
Please contact Emily if you have a query regarding:
- CSP approval process
- Lead CLRN process
- Clinical Trials Unit managed studies
Layla Jacobs – CLRN Research Associate
Layla’s primary work stream with the CLRN is to assist interested investigators with the identification of new studies, study feasibility, report writing and support the Specialty Group Leads.
Layla is also supporting the CLRN Information Manager & CLRN Research Manager.
The Shared Service
The Shared Service is responsible for providing the RM&G function on behalf of the HIOW CLRN for independent contractors in the region and South Central Ambulance Service.
Alexandra Babbage - Research Governance Officer
Alexandra has a BSc (Hons) degree in Oceanography with Marine Biology and a BMid (Hons) degree in Midwifery.
Alexandra began her career in the NHS in 2004 as a midwife at the Princess Anne Hospital.At the same time she worked in research governance in primary care, initially working for the Mid Wessex Partnership based at the University of Southampton covering much of Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire.In 2010 when the Shared Service was formed she transferred with the service and into the CLRN team.
In her current role Alexandra is responsible for local governance checks for both portfolio and non-portfolio research.
Caroline Warncken - Research Governance Officer
Caroline began working in the NHS in May 2011 as a HR Recruitment Administrator based at Southampton General Hospital, after emigrating back to the UK from Australia. Prior to this move, Caroline was employed by the Land division of BAE Systems as an Engineering Project Assistant to the M113 Armoured Vehicle team. Caroline joined the CLRN Shared Service in April 2012 and has a BSc in Biology with a specialisation in Genetics.
In her current role Caroline is responsible for local governance checks for both portfolio and non-portfolio research.
Amanda Bristow - Research Governance Officer
Amanda began her career in the CLRN NHS in June 2012. Before working with the CLRN she spent 6 years within roles in administration in both adult social care and previously as an Account Executive in marketing agencies.
Amanda has an SVQ3 in Business & Administration and a BSc (Hons) degree in Creative Product Design.
In her current role Amanda is responsible for local governance checks for both portfolio and non-portfolio research, assisting with project management on E-dge and set up of local courses on the Learning Management System. Alongside this Amanda also supports the national specialty group for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology as an administrator on a part time basis.