Clinical staff

The clinical research facility (CRF) has a team of highly-qualified nursing staff, clinicians, healthcare support workers, and radiographers. Members of the team have expertise in a wide range of clinical specialities, and are employed on a permanent basis to support the delivery of research studies.

Learn more about the specialist skills of our teams below.

Adult and paediatric teams

The skills of our adult and paediatric teams include:

  • Non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) monitoring
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG): 12-lead, or bedside monitoring
  • Adult and Paediatric Immediate Life Support
  • Skin punch biopsy
  • Oxygen saturation monitoring
  • Adult and Paediatric Venepuncture and cannulation
  • Ultrasound echo and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT)
  • Transabdominal (TA) and transvaginal (TV) scanning
  • Pulse-wave velocity
  • In-depth research interviews
  • Informed consent
  • Video recording
  • In-hours medical cover
  • Audio digital recording
  • Skin prick testing
  • Laser treatment
  • Vital signs
  • Anthropometrics measurements
  • Bioimpedance
  • Arteriograph
  • EndoPAT
  • Visual Acuity Tests
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Cognitive tests
  • Dispensing medication & intravenous (IV) therapy
  • Source Data File (SDF) development and data entry
  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) development & Risk Assessments (RAs)
  • Good Clinical Practice and research governance
  • 24-hour inpatient nursing cover
  • Human Performance Laboratory equipment, including Isokom, Balance Board, and BodPod
  • Uroflowometry
  • Intrathecal dosing
  • Lung Clearance Index
  • Peak flow/Spirometry
  • Food Allergy Challenges
  • Actigraph measurements
  • Blinded and Unblinded Nursing Teams

Lead Clinical Physiologist

Our Lead Clinical Physiologist (Echocardiography Research) offers the following skills:

  • Ultrasound scanning (USS)
  • Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT)
  • Fibro-muscular dysplasia (FMD)
  • Pulse-wave velocity (PwV)

clinical trials physician

The CRF also has a senior clinical trials physician who is able to provide medical support to studies that require it: for example, by taking consent in Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPs). Medical cover is typically available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, but out-of-hours provision can be made by arrangement.

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Further information

If you would like to arrange a visit to see the Facility and discuss what we could offer to your study, please contact our research studies team: (+44 (0)161 906 7517).