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CRN Greater Manchester Specialty Leads


Specialty Leads 

Our CRN Greater Manchester Specialty Leads lead research delivery in our 31 health specialty areas. They are available to support, advise and collaborate with colleagues working in research across our region. 

Children and Young People - Professor Clare Murray 

Kidney Disorders - Professor Darren Green 

Primary Care - Dr Naresh Kanumilli and Dr Stuart Stewart 

Neurological Disorders - Dr David Rog  

Diabetes - Dr Shazli Azmi 

Cancer - Dr Kalena Marti and Dr Yvonne Summers 

Trauma and Emergency Care - Professor Richard Body and Professor Dan Horner  

Critical Care - Professor Andrew Bentley 

Surgery - Miss Gemma Faulkner 

Dermatology - Professor Richard Warren  

Dementias and Neurodegeneration - Dr Ross Dunne and Professor Monty Silverdale  

Gastroenterology - Professor John McLaughlin 

Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders - Dr Claire Higham  

Ear, Nose and Throat - Ms Sadie Khwaja

Stroke - Professor Craig Smith  

Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management - Dr Anton Krige  

Musculoskeletal Disorders - Dr James Bluett 

Social Care - Dr Paul Clarkson 

Public Health and Prevention - Professor Arpana Verma 

Ophthalmology - Ms Jane Ashworth  

Genomics and Rare Diseases - Dr Catherine Breen 

Liver - Dr Varindar Athwal 

Infection - Dr Alison Uriel 

Mental Health - Dr Paul French 

Ageing - Dr Emma Vardy  

Health Services Research - Professor Pete Bower 

Cardiovascular Disease - Dr Fozia Ahmed 

Respiratory - Dr Paul Marsden  

Haematology - Dr Satarupa Choudhuri

Oral and Dental - Professor Tanya Walsh

Theme Leads 

Our Theme Leads are senior investigators who lead on our three vales of Relevant Research, Inclusive Involvement and Exceptional Experience

Professor Phil Kalra is our Theme Lead for Relevant Research, Professor Kathryn Abel our Theme Lead for Inclusive Involvement, and Dr Abdul Ashish our Theme Lead for Exceptional Experience. 

These leaders work across care structures and specialty areas to change lives through research. They facilitate key development programmes that improve the delivery of research across Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and East Cheshire.