Joint Research Office

The Joint Research Office brings together University and NHS research support functions into a “one-stop-shop” to facilitate applied and translational health research, through the provision of dedicated research support infrastructure. The core support is derived from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences’ Research and Knowledge Transfer Office at the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust Research and Development Service.

The office is based within the Institute of Translational Medicine, Birmingham.

Our aims are to:

  • Increase research quality and activity
  • Simplify the research processes in the NHS and the University
  • Maximise research income and patient recruitment to clinical studies
  • Support the submission of high quality grant applications through enhanced University/NHS collaboration
  • Increase the emphasis on applied translational health research
  • Increase engagement between NHS clinical staff and university academics, to broaden the research base in the conduct of high quality research
  • Collaborate with the Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) to improve patient and the public recruitment to clinical studies
  • Support clinical academic training
  • Improve joint research governance processes and oversight of collaborative research
Contact:

Joanne Plumb, Head of R&D Operations
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: +44 (0) 121 371 3702, Email: Joanne.Plumb@uhb.nhs.uk

Dr Claire Potter, Acting Head of Research and Knowledge Transfer
College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham
Tel: 0121 414 3115, E-mail c.potter@bham.ac.uk