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Research for Patient Benefit - South East and Central 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 Carrie Llewellyn is Chair of the South East and Central Regional Advisory Committee.

Committee members

Name Position Organisation Expertise
Mrs Wendy Blunden Public Member    
Professor Stephen Bremner Senior Lecturer Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Clinical trials - general health elevance
Professor Michael Calnan Professor of Medical Sociology
University of Kent
Michael Calnan is a medical sociologist who has researched and published extensively on wide range of health related topics using a mixture of methods.His current research interests include: (A) the study of trust relations in health systems (B) the study of ageing and dignity in health care (C) allocative decision making for expensive technologies
Professor Simon Coulton  Professor of Health Service Research University of Kent
Design and evaluation of interventions to address addictive behaviour including alcohol use 
Professor Daniel Freeman  Professor of Clinical Psychology  University of Oxford
Ms Rosemary Greenwood  Medical Statistician  University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust  Health Economics, Medical Statistics, Clinical Trials, Health Services Research 
Dr Mark Hayward  Director of Research  University of Sussex  Mental Health Psychology 
Professor Julia Hippisley-Cox  Professor of Clinical Epidemiology & General Practice  University of Oxford  General Practice Health Services Research, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Clinical Epidemiology 
Dr Christina Jones  Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology  University of Surrey  Health psychology, mixed methods, asthma, adherence, allergy, children and young people 
Miss Alison Provins  Public Member     
Professor Najib M Rahman  Professor of Respiratory Medicine  University of Oxford  Cancer, statistics, clinical trials, secondary analysis 
Dr James Sheppard  University Research Lecturer  University of Oxford  Cardiovascular disease, big data, statistics, epidemiology, systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials and cohort studies 
Professor Ian Swaine Professor and Head of Sport and Exercise Science  University of Greenwich  Health science expertise and categories of specialist knowledge: Physiologist Clinical trials - Intellectual Property - Cancer - Cardiovascular - Musculoskeletal - Stroke - human physiologist with expertise in physical activity and health, with special reference to the effects of exercise on resting blood pressure
Mrs Ann-Marie Towers  Senior Research Fellow  University of Kent  Health Services Research, Qualitative Research 
Mr David Turner  Senior Research Fellow  University of East Anglia  Health science expertise and categories of specialist knowledge: Health economist and economic modeller - Clinical trials - Health services research -Generic Health Relevance 
Dr Dawn-Marie Walker
Associate Professor  University of Southampton  Mental health, systematic reviews, mixed methodology, PPI 
Dr Peter Worsley  Lecturer within Health Sciences  University of Southampton  Health science expertise: Clinical trials / Secondary analysis / Qualitative research. Health categories of specialist knowledge: Musculoskeletal / Skin 
Mr Keith Wyncoll Public Member