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  • Tim Jones

    Tim Jones

    Non-clinical / Operations

    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 St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.…

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  • Hilary Fanning

    Hilary Fanning

    Governance / Non-clinical / Operations

    Hilary is Director of Research Development & Innovation at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), where she manages the Trust’s research funding portfolio and oversees a department of approximately 150 wte Research Directorate staff.…

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  • Joanne Plumb

    Joanne Plumb

    Clinical / Operations

    Jo has overall responsibility for senior operational management support to the Trust Research and Development Operational team.

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  • Nicola Beaumont

    Nicola Beaumont

    Non-clinical / Operations

    Nicola is PA to the Deputy Director of Research Development and Innovation, Joanne Plumb, and provides administrative support to R&D. Telephone: 0121 371 4200 Email: Nicola.Beaumont@uhb.nhs.uk

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  • Mark Cook

    Mark Cook

    Clinical / Operations

    Mark Cook is Associate Director of Research responsible for cancer at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), responsible for ensuring functionality at an MDT (multidisciplinary team) to deliver high quality outcomes across all tumour…

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  • Fiona McGlynn

    Fiona McGlynn

    Non-clinical / Operations

    After completing her Nursing training in Australia, Fiona worked at UHB for 10 years and held various positions including research nurse, senior clinical trial coordinator and renal genetics specialist nurse. Fiona then worked for 6…

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  • Margaret O’Hara

    Margaret O’Hara

    Department / Non-clinical / Operations

    As Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement in Research Lead at UHB, Margaret supports staff to do high quality patient involvement in their research. Margaret also works closely with PPI leads within the local NIHR…

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  • Nisha Sungum

    Nisha Sungum

    Non-clinical / Operations

    Nisha is the Midlands-Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre (MW-ATTC) Programme Manager. This programme is a joint collaboration between 14 NHS, Academic and Industry partners within the Midlands and Wales to set up an infrastructure within…

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  • Iszara Blake

    Iszara Blake

    Department / Non-clinical / Operations

    As Clinical Research Officer with a Masters in Research Psychology and experience working as an academic researcher, Iszara provides support to clinical academics to develop high quality research grant applications involving UHB patients, staff, facilities,…

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  • Karen Piper

    Karen Piper

    Non-clinical / Operations

    Manages the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC), which brings together military and civilian expertise to develop trauma care.

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