Job Title: Lead Diabetes Research Nurse
Sharon Tovey completed her RGN training at Southmead School of nursing in 1992. Then worked on the medical wards as a staff nurse and then a night sister for 10 years. Whilst working on a diabetes ward she became more interested in Diabetes and applied for a Diabetes Specialist nurse job focusing on inpatient care. As well as the clinical role as a DSN, Sharon conducted research at the same time. In the past 8 years Sharon has worked fulltime in research at NBT, concentrating on expanding the team from conducting 2-3 studies per year to 12-16, this has also led to an expansion of the team. Sharon has spoken at conferences nationally and internationally with a special interest in recruitment and retention in clinical trials.