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Research for Patient Benefit - South West Regional Advisory Committee


Published: 01 January 2019

Version: 4.0 April 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

Professor Robert Hinchliffe is Chair of the South West Regional Advisory Committee.

Committee members

Dr Sarah Bailey  Senior Research Fellow  University of Exeter Medical School  Cancer diagnosis, primary care, electronic health records, dealing with large datasets.
Miss Susan Ball Senior Research Fellow in Medical Statistics University of Exeter Medical Statistics
Mr Simon Chilcott Public Member - -
Dr Ashwin Dhanda  Consultant Hepatologist and Honorary Associate Professor University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust Alcohol related liver disease, alcoholic hepatitis, alcohol dependence, liver immunology
Dr Rachel Johnson Associate Professor in Primary Care University of Bristol Experienced in a range of research methods: qualitative research, systematic review (qualitative and quantitative), questionnaire studies, implementation research, routine primary care data, randomised controlled trials.
Professor Antonieta Medina-Lara  Associate Professor in Health Economics University of Exeter Health Economics; economic evaluation; modelling, health outcome measures; wellbeing assessment
Dr Siobhan O'Dwyer   Senior Lecturer, Ageing and Family Care  University of Exeter  -
Mrs Carol-Ann Partridge Public Member  -  -
Miss Shelley Potter  Associate Professor in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery,  University of Bristol  Oncoplastic breast surgery; outcomes research, methodology, feasibility work
Professor Pat Schofield Professor of Clinical Nursing University of Plymouth Pain and Ageing or Dementia Frailty, Falls
Dr Jenny Scott Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice University of Bath  Substance misuse, harm reduction, pharmacy practice. Non-medical prescribing
Mrs Hilary Shergold Public Member  -  -
Dr Sarah Voss  Associate Professor in Emergency Care  UWE, Bristol  -
Dr Julia Wade Senior Lecturer in Qualitative Health Science applied to randomised trials  University of Bristol Qualitative health services research in Trials
Professor Tom Wainwright Professor of Orthopaedics Bournemouth University Physiotherapist whose main research interests are to optimise
surgical outcomes for hip and knee replacement
the non-surgical management of hip and knee osteoarthritis
enhanced recovery after surgery protocols