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Research for Patient Benefit - East of England Regional Advisory Committee


Published: 01 January 2019

Version: May 2024

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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

Dr Tracey Sach is Chair of the East of England Regional Advisory Committee.

Committee members

Professor Andrew Bateman Professor in Rehabilitation University of Essex Experience in neurological rehabilitation&neuropsychological assessment. Most recent publications concern psychometric analysis of an assessment in dysexecutive syndrome
Dr Melanie Boyce Senior Research Fellow Anglia Ruskin University  -
Dr Jo Brett Reader Oxford Brookes University  -
Professor Tim Dalgleish Research Clinical Psychologist and Programme Leader Medical Research Council  -
Mrs Abigail Dennington-Price Public Member - -
Professor Morag Farquhar Professor of Palliative Care Research
 University of East Anglia  Palliative care research, breathlessness, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), informal carers, MRC framework for complex interventions, mixed methods, qualitative methods, supportive care
Mr Matt Hammond Interim Director of Norwich Clinical Trials Unit

University of East Anglia

Design and conduct of Clinical Trials with a specific interest in decentralised trials and efficient trial design
Dr Naoko Kishita Associate Professor in Dementia and Complexity in Later Life University of East Anglia` Applied research on mental health in older people and informal carers of people with dementia, clinical trials of psychological interventions
Dr Jose Leal Associate Professor of Health Economics University of Oxford Economic evaluations alongside clinical trials and based on decision models. Analysis of large administrative datasets. Estimating impact of complications on costs and quality of life
Professor Eleanor Mishra Associate Professor in Translational and Clinical Medicine Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Respiratory disease, clinical trials (drug and device studies), cohort studies
Mrs Tracy Pellatt-Higgins Senior Statistician and Research Fellow  University of Kent  Medical Statistics, Stochastic simulation, Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic modelling, model based meta-analysis, non-linear mixed effects modelling
Professor Gavin Pettigrew Professor in clinical and experimental transplantation. Honorary consultant  University of Cambridge  clinical and experimental transplant research
Dr Toby Smith  Associate Professor in Physiotherapy University of East Anglia Rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders in the elderly, particularly those with multiple morbidites including trauma and cancer and reconstructive surgery
Mr Ben Waldmann Public Member - -
Dr Krystal Warmoth Senior Research Fellow University of Hertfordshire Applied research on older people with complex needs, care home research, frailty, qualitative and mixed methods
Professor Ian Wilkinson Professor of Therapeutics University of Cambridge Hypertension cardiovascular physiology clinical trials nitric oxide