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Working with Research Networks

  

HSC R&D Division support Research Networks in Northern Ireland which provide an infrastructure to allow high-quality clinical research to take place across Health and Social Care (HSC) structures.

These Networks can provide support to industry to deliver research in the HSC. A major focus of the Networks is enabling the timely and targeted delivery of commercial studies. This is critical to the future of life sciences businesses. The Research Networks in Northern Ireland already have a track record of success in such studies.

Download an NICRN industry leaflet here.


The main contacts for the Research Networks in Northern Ireland are:
 
(all specialities except cancer)
 
 
Paul Biagioni (Senior Manager NICRN)
Rm 2007 – 2nd Floor, King Edward Building
The Royal Hospitals, Grosvenor Road, Belfast BT12 6BA
Maurice O'Kane (Clinical Director NICRN)
Consultant Chemical Pathologist
Altnagelvin Hospital, Western Health and Social Care Trust
 
 
 
Melanie Morris (Operational Director NICTN)
East Podium, C Floor, Belfast City Hospital
51 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7AB
Richard Wilson (Clinical Director of NICTN)
Consultant Oncologist, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Professor of Oncology, Queen’s University Belfast
 
 

The Research Networks are split into Clinical Interest Groups, which are overseen by leading clinical researchers:
 
Cancer
Richard Wilson
Consultant Oncologist, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Professor of Oncology, Queen’s University Belfast
Stuart McIntosh
Consultant Breast Surgeon, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast
 
 
Patrick Donnelly
Consultant Cardiologist, South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust
Donna Fitzsimons
Professor in Nursing, Queen's University Belfast
 
 
David Sweet
Consultant Paediatrician, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Anthony McCarthy
Consultant Paediatrician, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
 
Danny McAuley
Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Professor in Intensive Care Medicine, Queens University Belfast
 
Peter Passmore
Professor  in Geriatric Medicine, Queens University Belfast
Stephen Todd
Consultant Geriatrician, Western Health & Social Care Trust
 
 
Hamish Courtney
Consultant Ednocrinologist, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Vivien Coates
Assistant Director/Professor R&D Nursing, Western Health & Social Care Trust
Professor of Nursing Research, University of Ulster
 
Gastroenterology
 
Patrick Allen
Consultant Gastroenterologist, South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust
Peter Watson
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
 
 
Claire Leathem
NICRN (Primary Care) Manager & Co-Clinical Lead
 
 
Peter Maxwell
Consultant Physician of Renal Medicine, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Professor of Renal Medicine, Queens University Belfast
Neal Morgan
Consultant Nephrologist, Southern Health & Social Care Trust
 
 
 
Judy Bradley
Director Northern Ireland Clinical Research Facility
Professor of Physiotherapy, Queens University Belfast
Lorcan McGarvey
Reader Respiratory Research, Queen’s University Belfast
 
 
Carolee McLaughlin
Speech & Language Therapist, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Michael Power
Consultant Physician, South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust
 
 
Giuliana Silvestri
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Clinical Reader in Vision, Queen’s University Belfast
Jonathan Jackson
Principal Optometrist, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
 
 
Ciaran Mulholland
Consultant Psychiatrist, Northern Health & Social Care Trust
Senior Lecturer in Psychiatrist, Queen’s University Belfast
Gerry Leavey
Director of the Bamford Centre, Psychology Research Institute, University of Ulster