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Research for Patient Benefit - South West 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

Siobhan Creanor is Chair of the South West Regional Advisory Committee.

Committee members

Name Position Organisation Expertise
Professor David Abbott Professor (Social Policy), School for Policy Studies  University of Bristol Policy issues relating to disabled children and their families. Social science research in disabled children, young people and adults. Associate Director of NIHR School for Social Care Research 
Dr Rebecca Abbott Senior Research Fellow
University of Exeter
Systematic review methodology; Health services research; Children's Health and Wellbeing 
Dr Rebecca Barnes  Senior Research Fellow in Applied Conversation Analysis  University of Bristol  Surgery randomised trials pilot and feasibility studies methodology 
Dr Natalie Blencowe  NIHR Clinical Lecturer  University of Bristol   
Dr Matthew Booker  NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care  University of Bristol  Qualitative and mixed-method approaches to studying the organisation & delivery of primary- & urgent care and workforce issues; qualitative evidence synthesis, ethnography, realist methodology, conversation analysis 
Associate Professor Edward Carlton  Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine (Royal College of Emergency Medicine) and Consultant in Emergency Medicine  North Bristol NHS Trust  Clinical emergency medicine, cardiology and acute care, research in novel diagnostic technologies and pragmatic early intervention clinical trials 
Mrs Annelise (Lisa) Dolley  Public Member     
Professor Jenny Freeman  Professor in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, School of Health Professions  University of Plymouth   
Professor William Henley
Professor of Medical Statistics  University of Exeter
Worked as an applied statistician for over 20 years. Research interests include: Analysis of longitudinal, multilevel and survival data, Design and analysis of cohort and other epidemiological studies, Epidemiology of ageing, disability and chronic disease, Statistical methods in bioinformatics 
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 Susie Pearce  Associate Professor of Nursing (research)   University of Plymouth  Clinical academic with a background in nursing and applied health research. expertise in qualitative and mixed method research 
Professor Jane Powell  Professor of Public Health Economics  University of the West of England, Bristol  Public Health Economics and evaluation of complex interventions 
Mr Philip Ruthen  Public Member     
Ms Rosemary Whitehurst Public Member