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The R&D team provides infrastructure support for research that is both multi-functional and multi-faceted.  We provide assistance with grant applications and advice on study methodology and design.  R&D have developed templates for study documents such as protocols, patient information sheets and consent forms and will act as sponsor for research projects where the chief investigator is a Trust employee.

Professor John Geddes

Director of Research and Development

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Emma Stratful

Head of Research and Development

Prof Andrea Cipriani

Associate Research and Development Director

Victoria Rush

Research Governance Manager

Bill Wells

Head of Research and Development Finance

Mary Jane Attenburrow

Clinical Lead, NIHR Oxford cognitive health Clinical Research Facility

Read more about Mary Jane Attenburrow

Orla Macdonald

Lead Research Pharmacist

Tanya Smith

CRIS Co-ordinator

Mel Brookings

Research Support Coordinator

Natalia Jastrzebska

Research Support Facilitator

Francesca Hatton

Research Governance Coordinator

Ruth Abrahams

Communications Officer

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has taken an innovative step of creating a dedicated Research Recruitment Team – made up of 8 Research Assistants who are now embedded within clinical teams across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and work together with the clinicians in their team to ensure research opportunities for participation in research are known to both staff and service users.

The Research Assistants support a broad portfolio of research studies at any one time, at varying levels of intensity. The researchers are also supported to manage their own small caseload of clients, delivering low-intensity clinical work.

Jennifer Potts

Research Implementation Manager

Joanna Ciapala

Research Assistant: Children and Young Peoples' Services

Christina Cusack

Research Assistant: South Oxfordshire Adult Mental Health Team

Fay Davies

Research Assistant: North and West Oxfordshire Adult Mental Health Team

Claudia Hurducas

Research Assistant: Buckinghamshire Early Intervention Service

Libby Ilett

Research Assistant: South Oxfordshire Mental Health Team

Sarah Mather

Research Assistant

Bradley Mullins

Research Assistant: City and North East Oxon Adult Mental Health Team

Jana Safarikova

Research Assistant: Oxford Early Intervention Service

If you would like more information on how to get involved with research opportunities in the Trust please get in touch with the team:


Tel: 01865 902135

Last updated: 26 June, 2017

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