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Research for Patient Benefit - East of England 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

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

Committee members

Name Position Organisation Expertise
Dr Isabel Clare
Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist
NIHR CLAHRC East of England
Dr Robbie Duschinsky  Senior University Lecturer  Cambridge University  Social science methods with particular interests around mental health, primary care and children and families 
Professor Diana Gorog  Consultant Cardiologist
East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust  Research interest in coronary thrombosis, identifying patients at risk of future coronary events, using novel tests of platelet function and endogenous thrombolysis 
Dr Rebecca Harmston
Public Member     
Lisa Irvine  Research Fellow in Health Economics University of East Anglia    
Professor Christina Jerosch-Herold  Professor of Rehabilitation Research  University of East Anglia  Applied health research on rehabilitation of neuromusculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb including observational studies and clinical trials 
Dr Julia Jones  Reader in Patient experience and public involvement  University of Hertfordshire  Patient and public involvement, mental health research, mixed method designs and qualitative methods, co-production 
Dr Anne Killett  Lecturer in Occupational Therapy  University of East Anglia   
Professor Susan Kirk
Professor of Family and Child Health  University of Manchester  Children and young people’s health; long-term health conditions; disability; palliative care; primary and community care; nursing/midwifery; health service research; qualitative research; mixed method research; evidence synthesis 
Dr Jacqueline Mitton Public Member    
Professor Carl Philpott  Professor of Rhinology & Olfactology/Honorary Consultant ENT Surgeon & Rhinologist  University of East Anglia   
Dr Wendi Qian  Senior Statistician  University of Cambridge  Statistics 
Dr Peter Richmond Public Member    
Dr Murray Smith  Senior Research Fellow in Econometrics and Health Economics  University of Lincoln  Econometrics including microeconometric modelling, health informatics, health economic modelling, mathematical statistics and computer algebra 
Dr Juliet Usher-Smith  General Practitioner and Clinical Senior Research Associate  University of Cambridge  Systematic reviewing and evidence synthesis of quantitative/qualitative literature, evidence-based practice, mixed methods, epidemiology, intervention studies, controlled trials, various health care areas including older people’s health