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The CRN West of England, hosted at University Hospitals Bristol, facilitates research in NHS, Public Health and social care settings, supporting portfolio studies in 30 specialties in sites such as universities, schools, care homes, hospices, prisons and clinical settings.

Please direct enquiries to one of the mailboxes below or call our office on 0117 342 1375.

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Public and Patient Involvement and Engagement (PPIE):

Senior Leadership Team

Clinical Director: Dr Kyla Thomas

Chief Operating Officer: Dr Sue Taylor

Deputy Chief Operating Officer: Ifan Jones

Senior Research Delivery Manager: David Rea

Workforce Development Lead: Dr Stephen McGlynn

Division 1

Specialties covered: Cancer, Ear, Nose and Throat, Surgery.

Research Delivery Manager: Claire Matthews - 0117 342 1290

Division 2

Specialties covered: Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Metabolic and Endocrine, Renal Disorders, Stroke.

Research Portfolio Facilitator: Isabella Pursley - 0117 342 7157

Division 3

Specialties covered: Children, Dermatology, Genetics, Haematology, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Reproductive Health and Childbirth.

Research Delivery Manager: Hannah Williams - 0117 342 1292
Research Portfolio Facilitator: Roland Chmielewski -  0117 342 7157

Division 4

Specialties covered: Ageing, Dementias and Neurodegeneration, Health Services and Delivery Research, Mental Health, Neurological Disorders.

Research Delivery Manager: Heather Tinkler -  0117 342 0903
Research Portfolio Facilitator: Isabella Pursley - 0117 342 7157

Division 5

Specialties covered: Oral and Dental Health, Primary Care, Public Health.

Research Delivery Manager: Chris Voisey - 0117 342 7467
Research Portfolio Facilitator: Calum Masterton - 0117 342 7154

Division 6

Specialties covered: Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management, Critical Care, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Trauma and Emergency Care, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Ophthalmology, Respiratory Disorders.

Research Delivery Manager: Geeta Ghadiali - 0117 342 7465
Research Portfolio Facilitator: Lucinda Inman -  0117 342 7460