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Research for Patient Benefit - South West Regional Advisory Committee


Published: 01 January 2019

Version: 2.0 - December 2022

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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.
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 Elsa Marques  Health Economist   University of Bristol  Designing and conducting economic evaluations within trials and economic decision models in a myriad of clinical areas and settings 
Dr 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
Mr Philip Ruthen Public Member  -  -
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