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2018 Speakers

2018 Speakers

 Catherine Blewett

Job Title: Research Ethics Service Manager
Organisation: HRA

Biography: 

Catherine is currently the Research Ethics Service Manager responsible for the Research Ethics Service in the North East of England, Yorkshire and the Humber, Nottingham, East of England and London. She has worked for the Research Ethics Service since July 2011 and subsequently for the Health Research Authority since it was established in December 2011. Before taking on the role of RES Manager she was the HRA Improvement and Liaison Manager undertaking large scale projects for internal service improvement and internal as well as national policy development, including the RES Standard Operating Procedures and the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research, which replaces the Research Governance Framework. Catherine has also been the Research Ethics Service lead on behalf of the UK for the implementation of the EU Clinical Trial Regulation since 2015 and has presented at events in Copenhagen, Madrid, Brussels as well as the UK to talk about the work being undertaken to apply the Regulation in the UK.

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