Here to support your research 

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.   

Our Study Support Service is here to help you throughout the journey of your study. 

Our research portfolio managers 

We support the delivery of research in 30 health specialty areas. Each specialty is headed-up by a Specialty Lead.  They are supported by our Research Delivery Managers (RDMs), who also provide a direct link to our local NHS trusts and other research sites. 

Joanne Collins - Research Delivery Manager 

Contact:  07557 804 527 or  

Working with: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust; Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust; Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust; Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust; East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust; North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust; Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. 

Emma Oughton - Assistant Research Delivery Manager 

Contact: 0161 701 5603  or 07553 387 775 or 

Working with: Mental Health, Dementias and Neurodegeneration (DeNDRoN), Health Services Research, Oral and Dental Health, Public Health, Ageing, Trauma and Emergencies, Social Care. 

Holly Monaghan - Assistant Research Delivery Manager 


Working with: Children, Genetics, Haematology, Reproductive Health and Childbirth, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Dermatology, Infectious Diseases, Respiratory Disorders.

Liam Taylor- Research Delivery Manager 


Working with: Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (consisting of Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust); Stockport NHS Foundation Trust; Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust; East Cheshire NHS Trust; The Christie NHS Foundation Trust; Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.

Danielle Wilcock - Assistant Research Delivery Manager 

Contact: 0161 701 5603 or 

Working with: Primary Care, Diabetes, Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders, Renal Disorders, Stroke, Cardiovascular Diseases, Neurological Disorders.

Dayle Roberts - Assistant Research Delivery Manager


Working with: Cancer, Surgery, Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology, Liver, Ear, Nose and Throat.

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