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R&D Central Office

The R&D Central Office provides research management and governance support for UHS research. The office works closely with the equivalent functions in the University of Southampton and R&D management and governance colleagues in Wessex.

For detailed information on the support provided by the R&D Central office please go to: UHS Clinical Research

R&D Central Office contacts

R&D Manager

Emily Horsfall

R&D Senior finance manager

Susan Keenan

R&D Quality assurance manager

Find out more about Quality Assurance (QA)

Mikayala King

R&D Senior contracts manager

Olivia Chalwin 

R&D Business administration manager & Executive Assistant to Directors

Louise Ward

Personal Assistant to Directors

Chloe Mabey

Divisional contacts

Division A

Surgery, Ophthalmology, critical care and theatres

Divisional research lead: Professor Bhaskar Somani

Divisional research manager: Catherine Lee

Division B

Emergency medicine, medicine for older people, pathology and specialist medicine

Divisional research lead: Dr Fraser Cummings

Divisional research manager: Shauna Marshall

Division C

Women and newborn, child health and support services

Divisional research lead: Dr Luise Marino

Divisional research manager: Lauren Parnell

Division D

Cardiovascular and thoracic, neurosciences, radiology, trauma and orthopaedics

Divisional research lead: Dr Boyd Ghosh

Divisional research manager: Krizzy Criste


Cancer, Haematology, Cancer Surgery & Cancer Palliative Care

Divisional research lead: Dr Simon Crabb

Divisional research manager: Hope Howard

 University research governance office

  • Research and Innovation Services
    University of Southampton
    George Thomas Building 37,Room 4079
    University Road
    SO17 1BJ
  • Telephone: 023 8059 5058

 RDS (research design service) South Central

  • Level C
    South Academic Block
    MP 805
    Southampton General Hospital
  • Telephone: 023 8120 4778

 Data protection office

  • Corporate information services
    MP 79
    Southampton General Hospital
  • Telephone: 023 8120 5079