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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:

Chief Operating Officer:

Val Woods

Deputy Chief Operating Officer: 

Mark Dolman

Research Delivery Mangers:

Division 1 (Cancer):

Teresa Lockett

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

Chris Hille

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

Leigh Gerdes

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

Helen Collins

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

Chris Hille (Health Services and Public Health)

Mark Dolman (Dermatology; Musculoskeletal Disorders and Oral and dental health)

Helen Collins (Primary Care and Ageing)

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

Industry Manager:

Rangeni Zinyama

Study Support Services Team Manager:

Victoria Rush

Workforce Development Lead:

Nancy Hopewell

Business Intelligence Lead:

Mark Dolman

Communications and Engagement Lead:

Oliver Evans
T: 01865 223649

Speciality Leads:

  • Ageing: Dr Jordan Bowen
  • Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management: Dr Atul Kapila
  • Cancer: Dr Karthik Ramasamy
  • Cardiovascular Disease: Professor Paul Leeson and Dr Piers Clifford
  • Children: Dr Sithara Ramdas
  • Critical Care: Dr Matthew Frise
  • Dementias and Neurodegeneration: Dr Vanessa Raymont
  • Dermatology: Professor Graham Ogg
  • Diabetes: Dr Rustam Rea
  • Ear, Nose and Throat: Mr Sidhartha Nagala
  • Gastroenterology: Professor Jack Satsangi
  • Genetics: Dr Usha Kini
  • Haematology: Dr Nicola Curry and Dr Simon Stanworth
  • Health Services: Dr Joris Hemelaar
  • Hepatology: Professor Ellie Barnes
  • Infection: Dr Dushyant Mital and Dr Matt Scarborough
  • Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders: Professor Jeremy Tomlinson
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders: Mr Andrew McAndrew
  • Neurological Disorders: Professor Simon Rinaldi
  • Ophthalmology: Professor Susie Downes
  • Oral and Dental Health: Sarah Buckingham
  • Primary Care: Dr Nick Thomas
  • Public Health: Dr Joris Hemelaar
  • Renal Disorders: Professor Chris O'Callaghan
  • Reproductive Health: Mr Anastasios Malakasis
  • Respiratory Disorders: Dr Rob Hallifax and Dr Chris Turnbull
  • Surgery: Professor 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.

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.

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.

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

General enquiries:

For anything not covered above.