NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' Clinical Research Facility Review Board

The Clinical Research Facility Review Board reviews all applications from investigators wishing to undertake research within the Clinical Research Facilities and manages the governance of the four Facilities at Guy’s and St Thomas’.

The board has three components:

  • the imaging Clinical Research Facility Review Board
  • the adult Clinical Research Facility Review Board
  • the paediatric Clinical Research Facility Review Board

Board members

  • Professor Phil Chowienczyk – (Chair) Clinical Research Facility Director
  • Professor James Spicer – Deputy Clinical Research Facility Director (Chair in the absence of the CRF Director)
  • Dr Henry Fok – Clinical Research Facility Research Physician
  • Shaun Cochrane – Deputy Director, BRC Operations
  • Gerry Trillana – Clinical Research Facility Matron
  • Kate Blackstone – Clinical Research Facility Business & Operations Manager
  • Sarah Ruiz – R&D Quality Manager
  • Helen Critchley – King’s Health Partners Clinical Trials Office Director/Quality Manager

NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' Biomedical Research Centre Board

Our directors have a wealth of experience of in both clinical and research settings and oversee delivery of our strategic plan.

Board members

  • Professor Matthew Brown – (Chair) BRC Director
  • Professor Charles Wolfe – Director of Research and Development, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Lead Data Analytics Cluster
  • Kate Blake – Director of R&D Strategy
  • Professor Phil Chowienczyk – Director, Clinical Research Facility
  • Dr Tom Foulkes – Director of Research Development, King’s College London
  • Shaun Cochrane – Deputy Director of BRC Operations
  • Professor John McGrath – Lead,  Advanced Therapeutics & Experimental Medicine Cluster
  • Professor Giovanna Lombardi – Co-Lead, Advanced Therapeutics & Experimental Medicine Cluster
  • Professor Tim Mant – Co-Lead, Advanced Therapeutics & Experimental Medicine Cluster
  • Professor Leonie Taams – Joint Lead, Precision Medicine Cluster
  • Professor Catherine Williamson – Joint Lead, Precision Medicine Cluster
  • Professor Tim Hubbard – Co-Lead, Data Analytics Cluster
  • Dr Vasa Curcin – Co-Lead, Data Analytics Cluster
  • Professor Rebecca Oakey – Lead, School of Translational and Experimental Medicine
  • Professor Bijan Modarai – Co-Lead, School of Translational and Experimental Medicine
  • Professor Jonathan Barker – Lead, Cutaneous Medicine Theme
  • Professor Michael Malim – Lead, Infection & Immunity Theme
  • Professor Sebastien Ourselin – Lead, Imaging Research Theme
  • Professor Lucilla Poston – Lead, Women’s & Children’s Health Theme
  • Professor Steven Sacks – Lead, Transplantation Theme
  • Professor Ajay Shah – Lead, Cardiovascular Theme
  • Professor Paul Sharpe – Lead, Oral Health Theme
  • Professor Richard Trembath – Lead, Genomic Medicine Theme
  • Professor Fiona Watt – Lead, Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies Theme
  • Mike Lyne – Senior Translational Research Portfolio Manager
  • Natasha Ajraam – Manager, Advanced Therapeutics & Experimental Medicine Cluster
  • Alistair Weir – Manager, Data Analytics Cluster
  • Claire Dossi – Research Training Programmes Manager
  • Simon Blazer – Associate Director of Finance (R&D)
  • Ania Rainbird – Head of R&D Communications
  • Professor Peter Parker – Cancer Research UK Centre Lead
  • Professor Sean Whittaker – Genomic Medicines Centre Lead, South London

 

 

External Scientific Advisory Board

The External Scientific Advisory Board (ESAB) is tasked with advising the Director of our NIHR Biomedical Research Centre on the scientific strategy of the centre and its implementation. Members include eminent national and international researchers in the field of translational medicine.

  • Dr Diana Dunstan OBE (ESAB chair) – Retired Head of Research Management Group, Medical Research Council
  • Professor David Adams – Head of the School of Immunity and Infection, University of Birmingham and Director of NIHR BRU in Liver Disease and Centre for Liver Research
  • Professor Veronica van Heyningen CBE – Retired Head of Medical Genetics at the MRC Genetics Unit; Hon Professor of UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and University of Edinburgh
  • Professor John Isaacs – Institute Director of Wilson Horne Immunotherapy Centre at Newcastle University
  • Professor David Jones – Dean of Translational Medicine at Newscastle University; NIHR National Lead for academic training and chair of the NIHR trainees forum
  • Professor Andrew Morris – Director of Health Data Research UK
  • Professor Laurence Turka – Director of Transplantation Biology Research Center at Harvard University; Professor of Surgery; and Deputy Director of Immune Tolerance Network Biomarkers and Discover