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RDF19 Presentation Speaker Details

RDF19 Speaker Details

Catherine Blewett

Catherine Blewett

Job Title: Senior Development Manager

Organisation: Health Research Authority

Biography: 

Catherine is currently leading on the Combined Ways of Working programme for the HRA which aims to streamline the application process for CTIMPs across the UK. This programme of work is to ensure that the UK is prepared for the changes to the future regulatory landscape when the EU Clinical Trial Regulation applies. She has been leading on this work since 2015 and has presented at events in Copenhagen, Madrid, Brussels as well as the across the UK. She has worked for the HRA since 2011 managing the Research Ethics Service and also 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 replaced the Research Governance Framework. She has an academic interest in tissue and healthcare data research and is currently working on her PhD thesis which explores how access to tissue and patient information can be maximised for use in research within the existing regulatory framework.