The Clinical Director for the West Yorkshire CLRN is Dr. Simon Howell.
Dr. Simon Howell. MA(Cantab) MRCP FRCA MSc MD.
Dr. Howell received his undergraduate training in medicine in Cambridge and London and qualified from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London in 1984. He trained in anaesthesia in the Oxford Region of the United Kingdom and spent the period between 1990 and 1997 working at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Between 1992 and 1997 he was Clinical Lecturer in Anaesthetics in the Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics in Oxford. In 1995 and 1996 he took one years leave from his post in Oxford to study Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He moved to the University of Bristol 1998 and has moved to the University of Leeds as a Consultant Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia in 2001.
Dr Howell is a Section Editor of the British Journal of Anaesthesia, Clinical Director of the West Yorkshire Comprehensive Research Network and a member of the Research Council of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia.
Dr. Howell has conducted research into perioperative myocardial ischaemia and into the epidemiology of perioperative cardiovascular complications. His current research interests include perioperative myocardial injury, perioperative risk stratification using exercise testing, quality of life outcomes after vascular surgery and changes in the cerebral circulation following carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Howell has received research funding from the European Society of Anaesthesiology, the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia, the National Institute of Health Research, Heart Research UK, the Vascular Anaesthesia Society and Yorkshire Cancer Research.
Simon is supported by Co-Director Dr David Jackson.
The Co-Director for the West Yorkshire CLRN is Dr David Jackson.
Dr David Jackson BSC MBChD FRCP PhD
David received his under graduate training in medicine in Leeds qualifying in 1992. He undertook his specialist training in Medical Oncology within the Yorkshire training scheme, and was awarded CCST in 2003.
During his specialist training he was awarded an Imperial Cancer Research Fund translational research fellowship, studying the molecular mechanisms of interferon resistance in malignant melanoma, at the Lincoln’s Inn Fields laboratory in London, and was awarded his PhD in July 2002. He continued post-doctoral laboratory research as a Cancer Research UK Clinician Scientist alongside the remainder of his clinical training.
David was appointed as a Consultant in Medical Oncology in York and Harrogate in 2003, with a remit to set-up and develop resident oncology and chemotherapy services. In 2007 he moved to Leeds, to a Consultant post specialising in Gynaecological malignancies. This is a full-time NHS clinical post, but working within an active academic department practice. David is actively involved in clinical research, as Principal Investigator for a number of studies, within a broad portfolio of clinical trials of systemic therapy for gynaecological malignancies.
David is curently chair of the Yorkshire Cancer Network chemotherapy group, and has been a member of working groups advising the National chemotherapy advisory group. David has been involved in the development of a network approach to the commission of high cost cancer drugs.
David took over as Clinical Lead for Research for the Yorkshire Cancer Research Network in May 2007. The YCRN is one of the largest and most successful cancer research networks in the country. It utilises an effective devolved research team structure, for the strategic implementation of a comprehensive portfolio allowing patients broad and equitable access to treatment within cancer clinical trials, across the network.
David was appointed as one of the original co-directors of the West Yorkshire Comprehensive Local Research Network when it was established in 2007, and now supports Simon Howell in his role as Clinical Director.
The Core Team is led by Stephen Lock, Interim Senior Manager and the Lead RM&G Manager is Tomasz Kurdziel. These posts, together with an Industry Manager, Information Manager and Administrator, make up the CLRN Core Team.
The day to day operation of the CLRN is supported by the WYCLRN Executive Group, led by Dr. Simon Howell, which has representation from primary, secondary care and mental health and the two West Yorkshire TCRNs. The executive group comprises of:
Dr Simon Howell, CLRN Clinical Director
Dr David Jackson, CLRN Co-Director
Professor Anne Forster, YSRN Director
Professor Allan House, LIHS Director
Professor Robbie Foy, Primary Care Lead
Mr Stephen Lock, Interim CLRN Senior Manager
Mr Tomasz Kurdziel, CLRN Lead RM&G Manager