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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  
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 

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.