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Research & Development

There are many ways to get involved with research, at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Our team

Our 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. We 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

Read more about Professor John Geddes

Professor Andrea Cipriani

Associate Research and Development Director

Bill Wells

Head of Research and Development

Dr Cathy Henshall

Head of Research Delivery R&D, Oxford cognitive health Clinical Research Facility Manager

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

Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS) Manager

Helen Jones

Research Delivery Manager

Claire Murray

Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) Manager

Catherine Kernot

Communications and Engagement Manager

Recruitment team

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.

Claudia Hurducas

Research Implementation Manager

Tahnee Marquardt

Senior Clinical Research Assistant

Verity Abbots

TACK Clinical Research Assistant

Alex Bothwell

Clinical Research Assistant: Bucks North Adult Mental Health Team (Aylesbury Vale)


Clinical Research Assistant: Buckinghamshire Early Intervention Service (EIS)

Lucy Desborough

Clinical Research Assistant: North & West Oxfordshire Adult Mental Health Teams

Duncan Dudley-Hicks

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

Kazminder Fox

TACK Clinical Research Assistant

Jade Harvey

Clinical Research Assistant: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire)

Anna Heinen

Clinical Research Assistant: Adult and Older Adult Mental Health

Tahnee Marquardt

Clinical Research Assistant: Children and Young Peoples’ Services (CAMHS)

Ceri Morgan

Clinical Research Assistant: Oxford Early Intervention Service (EIS)

Anne-Marie Nillo

Clinical Research Assistant: South Oxfordshire Adult Mental Health Teams

Sherin Varghese

Clinical Research Assistant: Bucks South Adult Mental Health Team (Chiltern)

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 902 543

Older adult research team

The experienced clinicians who make up the Older Adult Research Team range from mental health nurses to occupational therapists linked to the Older Adult Memory Clinic. The team has use of a brand new research suite at the Whiteleaf Centre and is experienced in supporting the set-up, recruitment and delivery of a variety of studies from questionnaires to clinical trials of investigational medical products. 

Rowena Johns

Team Manager

Gemma Willoughby

Research Administrator

Thandiwe Hoggarth

Research Nurse

Ruth Carson

Research Nurse

Justine Adams

Research Nurse

Ann Murphy

Research Nurse

Jemima Hume

Research Nurse

Annette Haddon-Silver

Research Practitioner

Zoe Collette

Research Assistant Practitioner


Clinical Research Facility

Cheryl Pavel

CRF Team Leader

Valerie Paulley

CRF Administrator

Laura Eshmene

Research Facilitator

Sarah Mather

Research Facilitator

Sophie Chambers

Research Assistant

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Research support team

Brandy Coote

Research Support Manager

Mel Brookings

Research Support Coordinator

Gordon Riddell

Research Support Coordinator

Natalia Jastrzebska

Research Support Facilitator

Research administration


Donna Scott

Research Data Manager


Nick Raven

Interim Senior Research Accountant

Bona Patel

R&D Finance Manager


Suzanne Fisher

CRIS Academic Support and Data Analyst

Adam Pill

CRIS Academic Support and Data Analyst

Lulu Kane

Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS) Administrator

Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)

Erin Poyner

BRC Administrator

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