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  • Glenn Hearson

Meet our new Respiratory Research Team

Updated: Jun 10, 2019

Since becoming part of the Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), our Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit (NRRU) team has evolved. Wendy, one of our long-standing research nurses, has retired after 38 years in the NHS. Both staff and patients were sad to see her go and we all wish her all the best for a long and happy retirement.

Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit Team

Photo; Charlotte Dobson; Back Row L to R; Lucy, Mo, Paula, Clair, Karen, Glenn, Nicky, Norma, Suzy. Front Row L to R; Liz, Carly, Katherine, Tina, Charlotte


We have also gained lots of new faces who you may well bump into on your visit to the department.

Andy has joined us from Leicester and has succeeded Wendy’s role in working alongside Dr Bolton on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) studies.

Suzy our very friendly and welcoming new receptionist has also joined us. She replaces Tina who is now working alongside Charlotte as a Clinical Trials Assistant (CTA), helping Professor Harrison and Dr Shaw’s research teams.

Nik has joined Liz, Katherine, Janet, Karen, Nicky and Clair working alongside Professor Harrison on both Primary and Secondary Care Research. Nik has previously worked as a Respiratory Nurse in the community and brings a wealth of experience to the team.

Mohammad has joined us from the Diabetic Research Team in NUH and will be working alongside Norma, Dr Shaw and Dr Adejumo on Asthma research.

Joining Professor Jenkin’s team is Lucy. Lucy has previously worked in cancer research at NUH and will now be working on studies focusing on Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD).

We also accommodate student and post-graduate researchers in the department who work closely with the research teams.


As well as our patient facing staff, we also have some important members of staff who work behind the scenes.

Shani is our Research Development Manager and works alongside Professor Harrison and supports the Primary Care Research Team.

Also behind the scenes is our database manager Glenn. Glenn designs our Research Study Databases and other applications and is also our Web Editor.

We also have Carly and Helen who are our Scientists. They help to process our patient samples which are an important part of our research and also work closely with our large group of laboratory researchers.

Michael, our housekeeper, ensures our Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is spotlessly clean every day.

"Each member of our team plays an equal and important part in our research and all have very varied roles"

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