Job Title: Head of Research and Innovation
Judith brings with her a wide range of experience working across the public, private & community sectors in local, regional and national contexts. At NIHR CLAHRC Y&H Judith is developing a tool to collect and make visible the impact of research activity conducted within NHS organisations. This will enable organisations to show more clearly how research activity makes a difference. Her current position is to lead research and innovation at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust providing strategic direction to enhance clinical research activity with responsibility for research quality, delivery and Research and Development (R&D).
Judith currently works with a range of partners to deliver high quality research opportunities to improve patient care. She also leads on intellectual Property at Mid Yorkshire and is an Innovation Champion within the Y&H AHSN and Medipex network supporting the development of innovative ideas within the NHS
She has a background in social research design and delivery with experience across national and regional health, housing strategy, regeneration and development programmes. She has previously led multi disciplinary research teams and developed an online case study library, produced research reports and programmes of evaluation. Judith is Vice Chair of the Yorkshire and Humber R&D Ops group and an Improvement Fellow of the YH AHSN Improvement Academy. She has a Masters in Social and Public Policy.
Judith is based at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield and NIHR CLAHRC YH in Sheffield.