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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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Laura Bousfield

Job Title: Head of Feasibility and Start-Up/Research Operations
Organisation: CRN National Coordinating Centre (CRNCC), NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN)


Laura Bousfield is the Head of Feasibility and Start-up Manager at the NIHR Clinical Research Network.  As part of her role support the consistent delivery nation-wide support for researchers during the planning and set-up stages of a study to maximise delivery to time and target.  Part of her role is to support the commercial and non-commercial costing activities.  She is the CRN’s national lead for AcoRD, working closely with a number of stakeholders, including the Department of Health and the Non-commercial Costing and Attribution Group, to ensure consistent support is provided for researchers to optimise study set-up.  She joined the network in 2011 from a client services role in the commercial division of a global Contract Research Organisation, prior to which she worked as a research assistant in a large teaching hospital.

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