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We are one of 15 Clinical Research Networks (CRN) delivering health and social care research across England. We are passionate about the contribution that research can make, and work collaboratively with our partner organisations to translate that passion into the effective delivery of research studies across the Wessex region.


Help us find COVID-19 vaccines for all- Paid and flexible roles for healthcare staff

Finding multiple safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19 is part of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic, helping to ensure we can protect everyone from the disease. We need the support of healthcare professionals to help us to continue to deliver vital COVID-19 vaccine trials.

We have a limited range of paid and flexible opportunities available, whether you're currently employed in the NHS, returning to healthcare or coming out of retirement. Find out more about our opportunities and how you can get involved


About us

Our network serves Hampshire, Dorset, the Isle of Wight and south Wiltshire. 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, CCGs, 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

In 2019/20, we:

  • Supported the delivery of over 1,800 studies
  • Helped to recruit over 37,000 participants into studies
  • Gathered feedback from adult participants, 91% of which reported that they had a good experience of taking part in research

We are part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the nation's largest funder of health and care research.  We are hosted by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

For the latest news, events and opportunities, follow us on Twitter at @NIHRCRNWessex.

Our partner organisations 



Isle of Wight

South Wiltshire

Local research partners


Contact us

General enquiries

Telephone: 01489 771110


Clinical Research Network Wessex,

Unit 7 Berrywood Business Village,

Tollbar Way,

Hedge End,


SO30 2UN 

Leadership team

Professor Saul Faust, Clinical Director:  

Professor Robert Peveler, Co Clinical Director: 

Rebecca McKay, Chief Operating Officer: 

Clare Rook, Deputy Chief Operating Officer: 

CRN Wessex Study Support Service

Tsilloon Li, Study Support Manager

Telephone: 01489 771 111


For specialty specific enquiries, please visit our specialties page where you will find contact details for the relevant team. 

CRN Wessex industry team

Tom Simpson, Acting Industry Operations Manager 

Telephone: 01489 771 119


Workforce development

Kelly Adams, Workforce Development Lead 

Telephone: 01489 771118 


Media enquiries

Kim Appleby, Communications and Engagement Manager 

Telephone: 01489 771027 or 07824 432886


Business intelligence 

Graham Halls, Business Intelligence Manager 

Telephone: 01489 771107


Patient and public involvement and engagement

Alex Jones, Research Delivery Manager 

Telephone: 01489 771022