We offer support to facilitate the feasibility, set-up and delivery of studies across Greater Manchester, East Cheshire and East Lancashire. 

We support commercially and non-commercially sponsored studies throughout the research pathway in order to bring as many research participation opportunities as possible to patients in our region.   

Supporting research according to specialty and NHS Trust 

We support research in all 30 health specialty areas with a nominated Specialty Lead for each - all of whom lead a research group in the region. Our Research Delivery Managers (RDMs) work closely with the local NHS trusts and specialty areas in their remit. 

Joanne Collins

(t) 0161 276 8054 / 07557 804 527 (e) joanne.collins@mft.nhs.uk 

Joanne looks after: Children, Genetics, Haematology, Reproductive Health and Childbirth, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Dermatology, Infectious Diseases, Respiratory Disorders. 

Joanne works with: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust; East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust; Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. 

Dr Claire Cole

(t) 0161 509 3113 / 07896981072 (e) claire.cole@nihr.ac.uk  

Claire looks after: Cancer, Surgery, Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Ear, Nose and Throat.

Claire works with: The Christie NHS Foundation Trust; East Cheshire NHS Trust; Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.

Susan Neeson

(t) 07833479418 (e) susan.neeson@nihr.ac.uk 

Susan looks after: Diabetes, Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders, Renal Disorders, Stroke, Cardiovascular Diseases, Dementias and Neurodegeneration (DeNDRoN), Neurological Disorders.

Susan works with: Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust; Stockport NHS Foundation Trust; Northern Care Alliance NHS Group. 

Dr Angela Parker

(t) 0161 276 8058 / 07855 348127 (e) angela.parker@nihr.ac.uk  

Angela looks after: Mental Health, Health Services Research, Oral and Dental Health, Public Health, Primary Care, Ageing, Injuries and Emergencies. 

Angela works with: North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust; Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust; Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust; Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. 

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