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Research for Patient Benefit - London Regional Advisory Committee


Published: 01 January 2019

Version: 5.0 - January 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

Chris Gale is Chair of the London Regional Advisory Committee.

Committee members

Dr Thomas Booth Consultant Neuroradiologist Kings College Hospital Quantitative and Qualitative Clinical Trials, Health Service Research, Secondary Analysis, Neurological, Stroke, Machine Learning
Miss Eva Broeckelmann Public Member  -  -
Professor Katherine Brown Professor of Paediatrica Cardiac Intensive Care University College London  Cardiovascular, Congenital disotrders, Clinical trials, Health service research
Dr Pinkie Chambers Lead Pharmacist, Cancer Applied Health Research University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Pharmacology, Cancer, Data Science, Blood Tests
Dr Julia Chisholm Consultant Paediatric and Adolescent Oncologist Royal Marsden Hospital Speciality: International trials leadership in paediatric and adolescent soft tissue sarcoma. Current Chair of the National Cancer Research Institute Children’s Research Group. Interest in service development
Professor Francesco D'Aiuto Professor UCL Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital Observational/interventional trials aimed at oral health promotion and management of common oral diseases; in particular randomised clinical trials linking oral with systemic health outcomes
Dr Anna De Simoni GP and Clinical Lecturer Queen Mary University of London Health science expertise and categories of specialist knowledge: Health services research - General Practice - Qualitative research - Behavioural - General Practice - Clinical Trials - Cardiovascular - Mental Health - Respiratory - Stroke - Generic Health Relevance
Ms Eva Driskell Public Member - -
Mr Thomas Hamborg Senior Statistician Barts and the London Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit Statistics, Study design and methodology
Mrs Mary Harvey Public Member - -
Professor Angela Hassiotis Professor of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability University College London Epidemiological/population studies and applied health services research
Dr Philip Kinghorn Senior Research Fellow University of Birmingham Philip is a Health Economist with interest in assessing and valuing outcomes for inclusion in economic analysis, including outcomes relating to palliative and social care.
Professor Matthew Maddocks Professor of Health Services Research & Rehabilitation King's College London Expertise in evidence synthesis, intervention development, clinical trials, palliative care, rehabilitation
Dr Mariana Pinto da Costa Consultant Psychiatrist, Senior Lecturer King's College London  Expertise in mental health services research, systematic reviews, development and evaluation of psychosocial interventions, co-production, clinical trials, mixed methods and qualitative research
Mr Alan Quarterman Public Member - -
Dr Clare Robinson Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics Queen Mary University of London Statistical lead on several clinical trials. Methodological areas of expertise include sample size, cluster randomised trials, pragmatic trials and pilot trials
Dr Amanda Sathyapala Senior Clinical Lecturer Imperial College London Sleep medicine, non-invasive ventilation, respiratory muscle function Skeletal muscle plasticity Muscle wasting COPD Respiratory Failure
Professor Katie Sheehan Lecturer King's College London Health services research, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, hip fracture, frailty
Dr Susan Shelmerdine Consultant Paediatric Radiologist Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust  -
Dr Cristina Fernandez Turienzo Research Fellow King's College London Clinical trials, Health service research, Qualitative research, Reproductive health and childbirth
Professor Charlotte Warren-Gash Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine
Dr Dominik Zenner Senior Clinical Lecturer in Infectious Disease Epidemiology Queen Mary University of London General Practice, Clinical trials, Secondary analysis, Infection, Respiratory