I am a specialist nurse at Sherwood Forest Hospitals and have worked in research for 18 years. I have been a member of the ethics committee, currently sit on the research governance committee and clinical ethics. I am a consent trainer for the Trust.
My role is to co-ordinate and manage the research team within Rheumatology , I am the Principle investigator on studies and coordinator/ specialist research nurse on others
We have studies ongoing within our team for patients with Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, ankylosing spondylitis, pain and back pain.
My role is to coordinate the tissue repository at SFH, this is an ongoing study, rolling protocol, collecting joint tissues, serum and matched clinical data from surgical patients and post mortem cases