I am the Lead Nurse at the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre located at Queens Square. The centre opened to participants in March 2014. I provide day-to-day clinical leadership for early phase research studies being progressed in the LWENC to achieve specialty-specific service development. Prior to this I set up the early phase cancer CRF at UCLH and have years of clinical trials experience in different Trusts.
I am happy to provide advice on research nursing issues across UCLH and act as a specialist advisor to all staff, including allied health professionals & managers within NHNN and ION.
I hope that the Clinical Research Nurse and Midwifery Forum will promote the value of a well-trained nurse/ midwife workforce within clinical research across the Trust and also enable us to share best practice.
I currently work as the CRUK Senior Research Nurse based within the UCLH Cancer Clinical Trials Unit. My role involves providing training and education within a large team of research nurses, clinical trial practitioners and data managers; it also includes the promotion of research and clinical trials to the wider trust, patients and the public. A research nurse for 16 years, I started in HIV and Virology trials before moving into Cancer where I have worked as a haematology research nurse and a trial manager at the Medical Research Council. Having worked both as a lone research nurse and as part of a big team I believe that there is great benefit to be gained from peer support and information sharing amongst research nurses and I hope that the Research Nurse forum will help to provide this.