Team profiles

Joanne Plumb

Joanne Plumb

Deputy Director of Research Development and Innovation

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

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 has since held various positions including Deputy R&D Manager and Clinical Manager of the NIHR / Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility.

Currently as Deputy Director of Research Development and Innovation, Jo is responsible for the operational management and delivery of research activity in UHB and regularly advises on R&D operations nationally and regionally. She has presented and published at several national and international research meetings on R&D process and research workforce capacity planning leading on the UKCRFN intensity tool and remains a member of the Strategic planning team.