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Welcome to the Clinical Research Team page.


The team is made up of two main sections:    

* Research and Development: based at the Education Centre

* Clinical Research Facility: based at 8 Sycamore Drive 


However some of the team work within the main Chesterfield Royal hospital.

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The Team 


Senior Team


Karen Moxham: General Manager for Research and Development

Amanda Whileman: Senior Matron for Research

Rob Kaye: Research and Development Facilitator

Dr Justin Cooke: Medical Clinical Research Lead

Tom Spencer: Research & Development Lead


Research Nurses/Practitioners 


Rachel Gascoyne: Stroke/Generic

Lesley Stevenson: Haematology and R&D

Kelly Pritchard: Haematology/Bowel & Lung Cancer

Cindy Cart: critical care research

Adam Mendelski: Critical care research

Stephanie Wright: Generic

Emma Moakes: Generic

Sarah Broadhead: Generic

Leanne Lowe: Generic

Amanda Crowder: Generic

Research Midwives

Mary Kelly-Baxter: Midwifery/Generic

Lauren Bishop: Midwifery

Fiona Warburton: Midwifery

Administration Staff 


Jan Woodward: Research & Education 

Nicky Ford: Data Manager for Oncology & Generic

Student Support

Rheanna Smith: Learning Environment Manager


Research at Chesterfield Royal


At Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we believe that participation in research is an integral part of our mission to deliver quality healthcare to our local community.

As a hospital our involvement in research gives our patients extra choices, choices they may not otherwise have had.

It gives the choice to help shape practice for the future, the choice to help answer long standing medical questions, the choice to help in developing new treatments that are potentially more effective or have fewer side effects, and the choice of trying an alternative treatment that may otherwise not have been available to them.

Although not all participants will benefit directly from taking part in research studies, they will, in some measure, be contributing positively to future developments in healthcare.


To find out more information about research, our team, and useful links to our area, click on a button.



The Recovery trial is running here at CRH. It’s the world’s largest study of COVID -19 treatments for hospitalised patients, which is also taking place in 176 other hospitals.

The study has had a tremendous impact against covid-19, having discovered three effective treatments for patients severely affected by the disease. It is thought that these have saved over a million lives worldwide. This was only possible thanks to the dedication of NHS doctors and nurse in recruiting patients, and the willingness of the patients themselves to take part.

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