Our people

TheNIHR funds and supports world-class experts in the field of children. In addition, our experts in theNIHR Clinical Research Network (National Specialty Leads) can give advice on delivering your children study in the NHS.

The National Specialty Leads provide leadership on clinical studies in conditions, and act as a key clinical ambassador for these conditions within the specialty.



Professor Paul Dimitri

Professor Paul Dimitri is the NIHR Clinical Research Network National Children’s Specialty Lead. He works at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust as a Professor of Child Health, Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Director of Research & Innovation. Paul is the Clinical Lead for the TITCH (Technology Innovation Transforming Child Health) Network established to support the development and adoption of technology for children’s healthcare and the NIHR Children & Young People MedTech Co-operative. Other research positions include Divisional Lead for the Yorkshire & Humber Clinical Research Network and past Deputy Director for the Medicines for Children’s Research Network (East). 

The NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI) helps public, charity and industry research funders work in partnership with NIHR infrastructure. Find out more about how they can support collaborations in the life sciences industry section of our website.