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Dr Jonathan Sheffield OBE is CEO of the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN).
Jonathan trained as a doctor at Dundee University, before following a career as a histopathologist at Yeovil District Hospital, where he was instrumental in developing its research capabilities. In 2003 he became Medical Director for the Trust, before moving on to University Hospitals Bristol – again as Medical Director.
In 2009, Jonathan was awarded an OBE for services to the NHS. In 2011 he was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians’ Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine – its highest honour – for his contribution in the area of clinical research delivery.
A passionate advocate for clinical research, Jonathan’s ambition is for participation in a suitable research study to be a standard treatment option for all NHS patients.
Jonathan is also a member of the NIHR Strategy Board.