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Research development

The Research Development team works alongside the Joint Research Management Office and the Engagement and Diffusion team to increase the number of research projects our patients have access to across the Trust. 

It is responsible for strategically identifying partnerships with pharmaceutical organisations, the North Thames Comprehensive Research Network (NT:CRN), charities, academia and other NHS Trusts to develop Barts Health's research portfolio.

The team routinely identify gaps where we might attract new projects, and work with research teams across Trust sites to increase the number of staff actively involved in research and to further embed research within clinical areas as part of core business. 

The team can provide a wide range of strategic support including advising and assisting potential researchers and research teams on feasibility and facilitating discussions between them and a commercial sponsor.

Research Development core responsibilities include:

  • Understanding the capability and resources available to increase research activity across all divisions and sites;
  • Collaborating with external stakeholders to see Barts Health as the first site they approach for trials;
  • Working closely with the senior research leadership team across the divisions/CAGs to develop cohesive and achievable strategic plans to increase the volume of projects and patients involved in research;
  • Marketing Barts Health to commercial research organisations;
  • Acting as central point of contact if there are any issues relating to the development of research activity within a specialty;
  • Undertaking strategic analysis of research areas to identify potential areas of growth;
  • Performance monitoring on patient recruitment and number of staff actively involved in research; and
  • Liaising with NT:CRN to ensure Barts Health are accessing projects adopted on the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) portfolio.

The team can be contacted as follows:

Jo Morgan, Associate Director CAG Research Development, email:, tel: 020 8535 6953

Grace Osoata, Business Development Manager, email:, Tel: 020 8539 5522 ext 5609

Please note that if you wish to discuss undertaking a particular piece of research you should contact the JRMO's Research Support Unit here.


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