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Research for Patient Benefit - East Midlands Regional Advisory Committee



NIHR Research for Patient Benefit is a national funding programme that funds research on a regional level through eight Regional Advisory Committees. Each region has a local committee chair and members, and patient or public members.

Regional chair

Professor Roshan das Nair is Chair of the East Midlands Regional Advisory Committee.

Committee members

Position Organisation Expertise
Professor Jon Arcelus Professor of Mental Health and Transgender Health University of Nottingham Honorary consultant in Transgender health. Previously consultant in eating disorders and adolescent psychiatry. Clinical research in youth mental health, eating disorders and body image,LGBT health. Expertise in randomised control trials, complex interventions, service innovation, mixed methodology, cohort studies and evaluation
Mr Chris Bainbridge Consultant Hand Surgeon University of Derby Plastic surgery, particular interest in microsurgical reconstruction and the treatment of brachial plexus injuries in adults and children. Specialist interests in Dupuytrens, nerve injury and children's hand surgery
Professor Matthew Bown Professor of Vascular Surgery University of Leicester Clinical trials, cardiovascular surgery, observational clinical studies, cohort recruitment, screening genomics
Mrs Cassandra Brookes Principal Statistician University of Leicester Statistical expertise in the design, conduct, analysis of randomised clinical trials; analysis of prognostic and predictive biomarkers of response and modelling survival outcomes
Dr Louise Jackson Lecturer in Health Economics University of Birmingham "Health economics, Health services research Renal and urogenital, Reproductive health and childbirth, Infection"
Dr Paul Leighton Associate Professor of Applied Health Services Research University of Nottingham Qualitative research methods, with a particular interest in qualitative research methods as used in the development and delivery of clinical trials
Dr Nicola Mackintosh Associate Professor in Social Care Applied to Health University of Leicester Social Scientist with expertise in qualitative methods and use of ethnographic methods for health services research improvement and implementation science
Professor Richard Morriss Professor of Psychiatry University of Nottingham Bipolar affective disorder, mood disorders and medically unexplained symptoms, suicide risk, somatisation, implementation and sustainment of service innovation and evaluation of complex interventions
Mrs Pamela Rees Public Member    
Dr Nicholas Selby Associate Professor of Nephrology University of Nottingham Clinical research in Acute Kidney Injury, Renal Imaging, Haemodialysis (cardiovascular disease and haemodynamics)
Dr Don Sharkey Associate Professor of Neonatal Medicine School of Medicine University of Nottingham Neonatal medicine Clinical Trials Medical devices Newborn resuscitation
Dr Adam Wagner Research Fellow (health economics/statistics) University of East Anglia Health economics (in particular economic evaluation) and statistics
Dr Nicola Wright Assistant Professor in Mental Health University of Nottingham