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Shortlist announced for LCRN staff awards

Shortlist announced for LCRN staff awards

The shortlist for this year’s NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands (LCRN) staff awards has been announced.

A total 33 people and teams have been shortlisted for the Thames Valley Health Research Awards (see shortlist below).

The awards recognise the hard work and achievements of healthcare staff and teams who contributed to studies supported by the LCRN in 2019/20.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s winners will be announced on a live video call, which all staff will be able to view. This will be privately live streamed on YouTube for all staff to view (details to be circulated nearer the event).

After previously being held in Oxford, High Wycombe and Reading, the event had been planned for the Academic Centre at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, this event will now be open only to invited guests from Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, including those shortlisted and the staff who made those nominations.

All-round High Performing Team:

  • Milton Keynes University Hospital research team
  • Paediatric Haematology Oncology Research Team, Oxford University Hospitals
  • Royal Berkshire Hospital research team leaders

Contribution to COVID-19 research:

  • ACTT/Synairgen Covid-19 Research Nurse Team, University of Oxford
  • OUH COVID-19 Research Nurse Taskforce, Oxford University Hospitals
  • Royal Berkshire Hospital Research Team

Outstanding CI:

  • Prof Peter Horby and Prof Martin Landray, University of Oxford
  • Dr Simon Kyle, University of Oxford

Outstanding Contribution to Children's Research (Memorial Award):

  • Parvinder Aley, University of Oxford

Outstanding CRN Core Team Member (nominated by clinicians and researchers):

  • David Porter (joint winner)
  • Teresa Lockett (joint winner)

Outstanding Member of Support Staff:

  • Rachel Stevenson, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Val Paulley, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Outstanding PI:

  • Dr Liza Keating, Royal Berkshire
  • Dr Matt Frise, Royal Berkshire 
  • Dr Raha West, Buckinghamshire Healthcare

Outstanding Research Champion (patient):

  • Christa Dyson (joint winner)
  • Sharon MacGuinness (joint winner)

Outstanding Research Champion (staff):

  • Caroline Higgins, Royal Berkshire 
  • Edel Clare, Milton Keynes University Hospital
  • Steve Foley, Royal Berkshire

Outstanding Research Team Leader:

  • Emma Donaldson, Berkshire Healthcare 
  • Mark Ainsworth, Oxford University Hospitals 
  • Nicola Bowers, Buckinghamshire Healthcare

Research Nurse of the Year:

  • Cathy Beresford, Berkshire Healthcare 
  • Katarina Manso, Buckinghamshire Healthcare 
  • Louise Mew, Milton Keynes University Hospital
  • Susanna Malakorpi, Royal Berkshire

Research Rising Star:

  • Amy Oakley, Milton Keynes University Hospital
  • Elizabeth Taylor, Royal Berkshire 
  • Jess Caterson, Royal Berkshire

Study of the Year: