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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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Professor Andrea Cipriani

Associate Research and Development Director

Bill Wells

Interim Deputy Director of Research

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

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Orla Macdonald

Lead Research Pharmacist

Tanya Smith

Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS) Manager

Helen Jones

Interim Research Delivery Manager

Claire Murray

Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) Manager

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

Alex Bothwell

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

Rebecca Dean

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

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

Clinical Research Facility Delivery Team

Valerie Paulley, CRF Administrator
Jithen Benjamin, Research Facilitator
Laura Eshmene, Research Facilitator
Sarah Mather, Research Facilitator
Emily Broadhurst, Research Assistant
Sophie Chambers, Research Assistant

Francesca Hatton

Research Support Manager

Mel Brookings

Research Support Coordinator

Gordon Riddell

Research Support Coordinator

Natalia Jastrzebska

Research Support Facilitator

Research Performance
Donna Scott, Research Data Manager

Research Finance
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

Last updated: 13 February, 2019

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