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CRN South West Peninsula

We are one of 15 Clinical Research Networks (CRN) delivering health and social care research across England. We help to increase the opportunities for people to take part in health and social care research, which will lead to better health and care outcomes now and in the future.

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 To support the delivery of our growing portfolio of high-quality research, we are expanding our research workforce.

We have a range of exciting opportunities on offer across the South West Peninsula, for those who are new to research or looking to take the next steps in their career. Find out more about our work and the opportunities to get involved.


About us

Our network serves Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. We make sure that research occupies the place it deserves in the day-to-day work of health and social care organisations across the region. We support research delivery by:

  • Helping to increase the opportunities for patients and the public to take part in research across health and social care settings
  • Working in partnership with NHS trusts, Integrated Care Systems (ICSs), universities, local government and research funders to enable world-class research
  • Providing professional support services for the effective delivery of health and social care research
  • Improving the environment for commercial contract research
  • Supporting sites to manage their study performance and deliver to time and to target

We are part of the NIHR which funds, enables and delivers world-leading health and social care research that improves people’s health and wellbeing and promotes economic growth.

We are hosted by Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. For the latest news, events and opportunities follow us on social media:



Our Partner Organisations




 Our partners in research

Contact us

General enquiries

01392 408420
F7, Bowmoor House
Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Wonford)

Leadership team

Professor Michael Gibbons, Clinical Director:
Dr Richard Laugharne, Deputy Clinical Director:
Michael Visick, Chief Operating Officer:

Study Support Service

Telephone: 01392 406968
Find out more about how our local Study Support Service can help you.

Industry / Commercial research team


Media enquiries

Sophie Henderson, Communications Manager

Toby Leigh, Communications Officer


Workforce development

Business intelligence

Hengxing Wei, Finance and Business Intelligence Manager
Telephone: 01392 404561
You can submit a general data request online. Please allow up to five working days for a return.

Patient and public involvement and engagement

Elly French, Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Officer
Find out more about how you can become involved in supporting local research.

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