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OUH staff and patients honoured at research awards


Healthcare staff and patients from Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust were among the winners at the fourth annual Thames Valley Health Research Awards on 25 September 2019.

The awards, held at Reading Town Hall and organised by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands (LCRN), celebrate the contribution of healthcare staff and patients to NHS, public health and social care research.

More than 90 researchers in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire were nominated by colleagues with winners were selected by a panel of judges.

The LCRN's Clinical Director Prof Belinda Lennox said: "We've had a fantastic year in 2018/19, with more than 60,000 participants recruited to studies thanks to the hard work of our staff, patients and public volunteers.

"This award ceremony was a great opportunity to celebrate those who have made this possible. They have all made an outstanding contribution to research and it was an honour to thank them for their hard work by presenting them with these awards."

The OUH winners were:

Winner, Outstanding Chief Investigator: 
Prof Fergus Gleeson, Consultant Radiologist

Winner, Outstanding Research Champion (patient):
Gemma Wakefield

Winner, Outstanding Research Champion (staff):
Dr Alex Novak, emergency medicine

Highly Commended, Outstanding Research Champion (staff):
Stephanie Taylor, Lead Specialist Adult Physiotherapist, Haemophilia and Thrombosis

Highly Commended, Outstanding Research Team Leader:
Sally Beer, Lead Research Nurse, Emergency Department

Winner, Research Nurse of the Year:
Bernadette Moreby, Cardiac Research Team

Highly Commended, Research Nurse of the Year:
Lizzie Stafford, Hepatology 
Stephanie Lloyd, Cardiac Medicine

You can see pictures of winners on the LCRN Twitter page.

See the full list of winners.

Pictured: Bernadette Moreby and Stephanie Lloyd