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. Her department supports the full spectrum of research at UHB, including research grant preparation for submission for funding, though to delivery of clinical and medical devices trials.
She is a member of the Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) Executive. Her BHP executive role includes senior operational responsibility for developing and driving forward the research strategy of BHP.
Hilary qualified as a registered nurse in 1985, going on to specialise in renal nursing. She has worked in both the public and private health sectors in the UK and Ireland. Hilary moved to UHB in 2001 from St Mary’s Hospital Paddington, where she held a joint Senior Lecturer Practitioner post with Thames Valley University. Prior to taking up her current post, she has provided senior operational leadership for a number of key Trust projects, including:
- reconfiguration of surgical services
- introduction of “Hospital at Night”
- electronic medical records for outpatients design and delivery
- whole-site redesign of clinical services in preparation for the opening of Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB)
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