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2. Executive directors

Tim Jones, Chief Innovation Officer

Tim JonesChief Innovation Officer

After graduating from University College Cardiff with a joint honours degree in History and Economics, Tim joined the District Management Training scheme at City and Hackney Health Authority based at [...]

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4. Executive Team

Dhiraj Tripathi, Deputy Clinical Director of Research

Dhiraj TripathiConsultant Hepatologist and Deputy Clinical Director of Research

Dhiraj Tripathi is a Consultant Hepatologist at UHB and Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham. He is Deputy Clinical Director of Research for UHB. He plays a key role in managing the large [...]

Telephone: 0121 371 4672
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Hilary Fanning, Director of Research, Development and Innovation

Hilary FanningDirector of Research, Development and Innovation

Hilary is Director of Research, Development and Innovation at UHB, where she manages the Trust’s research funding portfolio and oversees a department of approximately 150 research directorate staff. [...]

Telephone: 0121 371 3697
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Joanne Plumb, Deputy Director of Research

Joanne PlumbDeputy Director of Research

After completing her nurse training in Manchester, Jo specialised as an ITU nurse at Harefield Hospital where she developed her career in transplantation and research. Jo then joined UHB in 1991 and [...]

Telephone: 0121 371 3702
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Vicky Marshment, Deputy Director of Innovation

Vicky MarshmentDeputy Director of Innovation

Vicky has worked at UHB since 2017, spending the first two years working with partners across the health and social care system delivering more integrated services for patients. In early 2020 she took [...]

Telephone: 0121 371 3691
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Clinical staff

Amy Bamford, Lead Research Nurse

Amy BamfordLead Research Nurse

Amy Bamford completed her nurse training in 2000. She worked in various acute hospital trusts until she joined UHB in 2004 as a trauma sister. In 2009 Amy began her research career working in burns [...]

Telephone: 0121 371 8226
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Mary BellamyLead Research Nurse

Mary started at UHB in 2012, having previously worked at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary and HM Prison Service.

She has diverse experience in [...]

Telephone: 0121 424 1515
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Rachel Hornabrook, Lead Research Nurse

Rachel HornabrookLead Research Nurse

Rachel trained as a general nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the early 80’s, moving to Birmingham in 1988. After working in theatres and neurology, she moved into neurology research in 1992. During [...]

Telephone: 0121 371 4821
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Management staff

Sarah Pountain, Senior Research Manager (Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals)

Sarah PountainSenior Research Manager

Sarah gained her PhD in 2006 from the University of Nottingham. Following this she undertook a post-doctoral position at Keele University, researching cancer gene regulation and working with the clinical [...]

Sites: Good Hope Hospital, Heartlands Hospital, Solihull Hospital
Telephone: 0121 424 3631
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