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CRN Thames Valley and South Midlands contact us


We'd love to hear from you - here's how you can contact us:

Clinical Director:

Prof Manu Vatish

Chief Operating Officer:

Val Woods 
T: 01865 223292

Deputy Chief Operating Officer: 

Mark Dolman 
T: 01865 223281

Research Delivery Mangers:

Division 1 (Cancer):

Teresa Lockett
T: 01865 857165

Division 2 (Cardiovascular Disease; Diabetes; Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders; Renal Disorders and Stroke):

Chris Hille
T: 01865 857500

Division 3 (Children; Genetics; Haematology and Reproductive Health):

Leigh Gerdes
T: 01865 223283

Division 4 (Dementias and Neurodegeneration; Mental Health and Neurological Disorders):

Helen Collins
T: 01865 223151

Division 5 (Ageing; Dermatology; Health Services; Musculoskeletal Disorders; Oral and dental health; Primary Care and Public Health):

Chris Hille (Health Services and Public Health)
T: 01865 857500

Mark Dolman (Dermatology; Musculoskeletal Disorders and Oral and dental health)
T: 01865 223281

Helen Collins (Primary Care and Ageing) 
T: 01865 223151

Division 6 (Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management; Critical Care; Ear, Nose and Throat; Gastroenterology; Hepatology; Infection; Injuries and Emergencies; Ophthalmology; Respiratory Disorders and Surgery):

David Porter
T: 01865 226760

Industry Manager:

Ross Downes
T: 01865 223286

Study Support Services Team Manager:

Victoria Rush
T: 01865 223290

Workforce Development Lead:

Nancy Hopewell
T: 01865 226779

Business Intelligence Lead:

Mark Dolman 
T: 01865 223281

Communications and Engagement Lead:

Oliver Evans
T: 01865 223649

Speciality Leads:

Ageing: Jordan Bowen
Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management: Dr Andy Walden
Cancer: Dr Karthik Ramasamy
Cardiovascular Disease: Professor Paul Leeson & Dr Piers Clifford
Children: Professor Andy Pollard
Dementias and Neurodegeneration: Dr Vanessa Raymont
Dermatology: Professor Graham Ogg
Diabetes: Dr Rustam Rea
Ear, Nose and Throat: Mr Stuart Winter
Genetics: Dr Usha Kini
Haematology: Dr Nicola Curry and Dr Simon Stanworth
Health Services: John Powell
Hepatology: Dr Ellie Barnes
Infection: Dr Dushyant Mital and Dr Matt Scarborough
Injuries and Emergencies: Mr Andrew McAndrew
Mental Health: Dr Vanessa Raymont
Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders: Professor Jeremy Tomlinson
Musculoskeletal Disorders: Mr Andrew McAndrew
Neurological Disorders: Mr Graham Lennox
Ophthalmology: Professor Susie Downes
Oral and dental health: Sarah Buckingham
Primary Care: Dr Nick Thomas
Public Health: Professor John Powell
Renal Disorders: Professor Chris O'Callaghan
Reproductive Health: Dr Manu Vatish
Respiratory Disorders: Professor Najib Rahman
Stroke: Dr Alastair Webb
Surgery: Ms Pankaj Roy

Trauma and emergency care - Mr Andrew McAndrew


General contacts:

Patients and members of the public (including media):

If you're a member of the public or a journalist who would like to find out more about clinical research, what we do, or would like to support clinical research.
T: +44 (0)1865 227252

Life sciences industry:

If you're from a life sciences company and need advice or support in setting up or delivering a clinical research study in the NHS.
T: +44 (0)1865 223282

Training, learning and development:

If you work in the NHS, are currently involved in research delivery (or would like to become involved), and would like to speak to someone about your development needs.
T: +44 (0)1865 223292

Don't forget to look at our list of upcoming training events.

General enquiries:

For anything not covered above.
T: +44 (0)1865 223292