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CRN East Midlands

The NIHR Clinical Research Network East Midlands supports the delivery of high-quality research in the NHS and social care across the East Midlands region. We are committed to providing the infrastructure that allows research to take place so that patients, carers and the public can benefit from new and better care and treatments. 

About us

We help to increase opportunities for people to take part in research, ensure that studies are carried out efficiently, and support the Government’s strategy for UK Life Sciences by improving the environment for commercial contract clinical research in the East Midlands.

We are passionate about the contribution that research can make to people's lives, and work collaboratively with NHS providers and other organisations to translate that passion into the effective delivery of studies in the region.

Our organisation is hosted by the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. We work across the East Midlands, which consists of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.

Our partners

We make sure that research is part of the day-to-day work of the NHS, social care and Local Authorities across the East Midlands, working with 16 NHS Trusts, 5 Integrated Care Systems and other qualified providers of NHS services.


Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Integrated Care System Derbyshire


Leicestershire & Rutland

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust 

Integrated Care System Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland



East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Integrated Care System Lincolnshire



Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Integrated Care System Northamptonshire



Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Integrated Care System Nottingham and Nottinghamshire


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Contact us

We have two main offices in the East Midlands:


Knighton Street Outpatients, 1st Floor, Leicester Royal Infirmary, LE1 5WW



NHSP, C Floor, South Block, Queen’s Medical Centre Campus, NG7 2UH

To get in touch with us, please contact:


Rachel Webb, Project Support Officer



Dawn Poole, Network Administrator



Key contacts

Professor Azhar Farooqi OBE is our Clinical Director

Telephone: 0116 478 0892 Email:


Professor David Rowbotham is our Deputy Director

Telephone:  07850821721 Email:


Professor Stephen Ryder is our Deputy Director

Telephone: 07979542460 Email:


Elizabeth Moss is our Chief Operating Officer

Telephone: 07921545537 Email:


Dan Kumar is our Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Telephone: 07960779693  Email:


Michele Eve is our Workforce Development Lead and Wellbeing Lead

Telephone: 07508932865 Email:


Goizeder Aspe Juaristi is our Industry Operations Manager

Telephone: 07713097048 Email:


Steve Clapperton is our Communications and Engagement Lead

Telephone: 07812268230  Email:

To see how we can help you with the delivery of research, find out more about our Study Support Service and get in touch.


Useful documents

We have a number of important policies and procedures that may be of interest to you:

Budget planning: 2022/23

Issue Resolution Procedure

Process for reporting IG incidents

SOP for the monitoring of partner organisations

SOP for portfolio commercial contract research income

Urgent Public Health Research Delivery Plan