Our Senior Management Team

The Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) Research and Innovation Leadership Team is responsible for the strategic development of research and innovation, to enhance the Trust’s status as a leading research hospital.


Director of Research, Research and Innovation Division

Professor Neil Hanley
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Professor Hanley is responsible for the performance of the Division and setting the Trust’s strategy research direction, ensuring that the Trust achieves its ambition to become a world-leading integrated health, teaching, research and innovation campus. He serves as advocate for the Division’s research across the Trust, including supporting the best possible care and opportunities for patients and staff. In addition to his current clinical work caring for patients with all forms of endocrine disorder in Greater Manchester and beyond, Professor Hanley runs a laboratory research group studying human development and stem cell biology.


Divisional Director, Research and Innovation Division

Kathy Evans

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Associate Director of Research and Innovation (Governance)

Professor Bernadette Brennan

Bernadette - Senior Management Team page Dr Brennan is responsible for providing guidance to the Trust on all aspects of research governance.