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2017 Speakers & Chairs

The NHS R&D Forum are pleased to announce that the following speakers will be presenting sessions at the 2017 Annual NHS R&D Forum Conference in Manchester on the 15th & 16th May 2017.

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Dr Rachel Smith

Job Title: Programme Manager (Training and Partnerships)
Organisation: MRC Regulatory Support Centre


Rachel started her career as a research scientist. Since then she has worked for the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office and the Central Office for Research Ethics Committees (now Research Ethics Service at the Health Research Authority). She also has a number of years experience working in the NHS as a Research and Development Manager and sponsor representative. She now works for the Medical Research Council (MRC) Regulatory Support Centre, providing learning and support in research regulation and governance. She has specific interest in data and tissue legislation, good research practice for non-clinical trials, consent and governance.

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