Research and Development

Welcome to the Research and Development arm of the Faculty of Research and Clinical Education. Our team is made up of both Clinical and Non clinical staff and we oversee the research governance process for all research that takes place across the trust. This primarily involves making sure that we have relevant and up to date policies and procedures in place and facilitating the setup, delivery, recruitment and close out of research studies. As part of our role we provide approval for researchers; from both the public and private sectors; to initiate clinical trials, ensuring that systems are in place to safeguard everyone involved. We undertake all aspects of the costing, monitoring and performance of these studies and adhere to strict National guidelines for Research Governance, it is for this reason that all studies have to obtain R&D approval before commencing.

The information shown to the right is a snapshot of our current research performance, if you are interested in learning more about the facts and figures behind these graphs please contact one the Research Team.

If you have research related questions you might want to try our FAQ section, whether you’re interested in research, but don’t know where to start or you’ve got your idea ready, but just need a bit of help, we’ve got all the information you could need. If you have further questions or just want to get in touch please feel free to email us on and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

In order to see our current R&D Team Structure please select R&D Structure-Structure

If you’re interested in diving deeper into research please select one of the links below, it will help tailor our information to help find what you are looking for:

Performance Data

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Research Team

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“I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts. ”Bill Gates