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Research and Knowledge Transfer Office
Medical School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


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Office roles and contact details

Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer: Professor Paul Moss
E: T: 0121 414 2824 

Deputy Director of Operations (Research Knowledge and Transfer): Dr Kate Bishop
E:  T: 0121 414 3115   

Research and Knowledge Transfer Executive Assistant: Ms Geraldine Dora
E: T: 0121 414 7612 

Research and Knowledge Transfer Office Secretary: Ms Yvonne Dawson
E: T: 0121 414 4054

College Research Support Administrator (Post Award): Dr Guojin Liu
E: T: 0121 414 9299

Research Development Team

The Research Development Team provides strategic input, support for research funding applications, approvals, implementation and management processes, and includes a growing team of specialised administrative/research management staff. The team are based in WG37a of the Medical School and can be contacted on 0121 414 8504.

Acting Research Support Partner and Senior Research Facilitator (Institute of Applied Health Research, Clinical Trials): Holly Smith (

Senior Research Facilitator (Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences and Institute of Inflammation and Ageing): Rachel Bruton (

Senior Research Facilitator (Institute of Immunology and Inflammation and Institute of Microbiology and Infection): Claire Butler (

Research Facilitator (Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Institute of Metabolism & Systems Research): Tim Giles (

Research Facilitator (Institute of Clinical Sciences): Helen Williams (

Research Support Officer: Nathaniel Byrne (

Research Support Offier: Danielle Cardon (

Research Finance Officer: Zeinab Sardroodi ( T: 0121 414 9035

Clinical Research Compliance Team

The clinical research compliance team is responsible for developing an infrastructure for researchers involved in clinical trials. The team also takes on responsibilities relating to sponsor oversight such as audits and quality checks.

Head of Clinical Research Compliance: Mrs Wilma Van Riel
E: T: 0121 414 9050

Director of the Advanced Therapies Facility (ATF):  Dr Jane Steele
E: T: 0121 415 8776 (Mrs Leigh Challinor)

Governance Support Officer: Mrs Leigh Challinor
E: T: 0121 415 8776

Senior Compliance Facilitator: Mrs Katie Stant
E: T: 0121 414 7756

Senior Compliance Facilitator (Laboratories): Dr Leanne Stones
E: T: 0121 414 7756

Compliance Officer LES: Dr Jamie Pugh
E: T: 0121 414 4103

Clinical Trials Monitor: Miss Emma Keen
E: T: 0121 414 9223

Compliance Support Officer: Ms Clare Wheeler
E: T: 0121 414 4103


Postgraduate Research and Postdoctoral Training and Development (PERCAT)

The postgraduate research, training and development team incorporates the College’s Graduate School and has the primary responsibility for the management and development of postgraduate research across the College. The team also provides dedicated support to the Head of Clinical Academic Training and works with the Head of Postdoctoral Training and Career Development.

Operations Manager (Postgraduate Research Programmes): Karen Carter
E: T: 0121 141 8203

Clinical Academic Training Manager: Mrs Charlotte Maybury
E: T: 0121 414 6886

PERCAT Projects Manager: Ms Lesley Bodenham
E: T: 0121 414 2967

Doctoral Training Programme Coordinator: Vikki Harrison

Postgraduate Research Administrators:

Institue of Applied Health Research, School of Nursing and MRes Clinical Health Research: Catherine Taylor

Institute of Cardivascular Sciences, Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences: David Piela

Institute of Immunology and Inmmunotherapy, Inflamation and Ageing, and Microbiology and Infection: Leah Bailey

Institute of Clinical Sciences, Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research: Viktorija Ziabliceva

Business Engagement and Technology Transfer Team

The Technology Transfer Team promotes translational aspects of research across the College, and provides support to all Schools in developing and exploiting the commercial potential of research.

Business Engagement Partner (MDS): Mrs Anne Simper
E: T: 0121 414 4056

Business Engagement Partner (MDS): Ms Cathy Wardius
E: T:  01214149102

Business Engagement Officer (MDS): Ms Jess Stede                                                                                                        E:

Acting Technology Transfer Officer: Ryan Brown
E: T: 0121 371 8043 

Partnership Management and International Engagement Team

The Partnership Management Team provides a wide variety of support for strategic research projects and programmes within the College, including those that involve national and international partners. 

Acting Strategic Project Manager:  Claire Fenlon
E: T: 0121 371 8043

Strategic Project Officer: Mrs Linda Briscoe
E: T: 0121 371 8112

MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research Centre Facilitator: Dr Lisa Fuller
E: T: 0121 371 8114

Inflammation Project Manager: Mrs Rebecca Birch
E: T: 0121 371 8115

Project Manager: Dr Daniel Mekic
E: T: 0121 371 8110