RDF19 Speaker Details
The NHS R&D Forum are delighted to announce the following speakers for RDF19, The 2019 Annual NHS R&D Forum. RDF19 will be held at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton from the 12th-14th May 2019. The Annual NHS R&D Forum is one of the largest gatherings of R&D Directors, Managers, Administrators and related functions in the UK. RDF18 saw over 600 people attend the 2 day conference with 60 speakers, over 60 posters and more than 20 exhibitors.
Job Title: Director of R and D
Organisation: Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Farhan read Human Biology at King’s College London, graduating with a BSc honours degree in 2001. Upon graduation he joined the phase I clinical research organisation industry holding multiple Clinical Trial Associate posts including at the world’s largest CRO, IQVIA. Having gaining a solid foundation in the principles of clinical trial conduct, management, regulation and delivery, he crossed over into the NHS as a Clinical Trials Practitioner in Oncology at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS trust in 2003. Here he worked alongside world-renowned investigators, supporting them in the delivery of late phase clinical trials in breast, lung, colorectal and urological cancers. In 2010 Farhan was appointed as Oncology Clinical Trials Portfolio Manager at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. He obtained an MSc in Clinical Oncology at the University of Birmingham in 2011 with a thesis entitled ‘Breast cancer patient perceptions in undergoing additional biopsies for research’. He has been at the Royal Free since, where he was subsequently appointed as Deputy Director of Research and Development in 2013 and then as Director of Research and Development in 2018 where he now leads the setting and operational delivery of the trust’s clinical research strategy.