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Berkshire Healthcare staff amongst winners for Thames Valley Health Research Awards

Research Awards

A huge congratulations to our Clinical Research Delivery Team who have won the All-Round High Performing Team category, our Deputy Chief Pharmacist Elizabeth Francis, who was highly commended for the Outstanding Allied Health Professional award, and our Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist Hayley Alderton, who has won the Research Rising Star category. This is an impressive achievement with the finalists selected from more than 150 nominations across the Thames Valley.

The Trust has a diverse portfolio of research, delivering projects in areas such as mental health, dementia, diabetes, sexual health, COPD and Coronavirus, and this work helps us develop new treatment and improve our patient’s quality of life.

Kate Penhaligon, Head of Research and Development said: “We are immensely proud of the hard work and determination the team has to provide research opportunities to our patients and staff. It was humbling to hear the nominations across the region”.

The following were also nominated for their contributions within the Trust:

Outstanding contribution to public health or social care research

Berkshire Healthcare Research & Development Team

All-round High Performing Team

The Garden Clinic

Outstanding Allied Health Professional

Alva Liu, Assistant Research Practitioner / Laboratory Technician

Rosie Murdoch, Clinical Research Practitioner

Diana Pattinson, Clinical Research Practitioner

Rajvinder (Raj) Shokkar, Clinical Research Practitioner

Sital Tailor, Senior Clinical Research Practitioner

Samantha (Sammy) Morris Watts, Clinical Research Practitioner

Research Rising Star

Dr Grace Jell, Research Fellow

Dr Nisha Pal, Consultant Sexual Health and HIV

Samantha (Sammy) Morris Watts, Clinical Research Practitioner

Outstanding Research Team Leader

Sarra Blackman - Lead Clinical Research Nurse

Emma Donaldson - Lead Clinical Research Practitioner

Contribution to COVID-19 research award

Sarra Blackman - Lead Clinical Research Nurse

Exceptional Contribution to a Commercial Study

Clare Megson, Senior Research Nurse

Outstanding CRN Core Team Member

Sital Tailor, Senior Clinical Research Practitioner

Research Nurse of the Year

Clare Megson - Senior Research Nurse

Outstanding member of support staff

Barbara Moye, Library manager