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Support Staff

BRU Support Team

To ensure that all research undertaken at the Leicester Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit is run effectively we have developed a large and experienced team of dedicated support staff, without whom the research could not take place. This support team work in a variety of roles and they work closely with the Principal Investigators, Clinical and Laboratory staff.


This team have worked within the NHS and medical research for a number of years and are keen to ensure that quality research is given quality support.


The team consists of a wide range of staff including data managers, Ethics & Regulatory affairs managers and officers, administrators and a friendly receptionist to welcome participants and visitors into the unit.


On a day to day basis this large team help:


  • Undertake the administration of research studies

  • Help researchers to gain all the necessary approvals to enable the research studies to take place

  • Collating and managing the large amounts of data and information that is created from the research

  • Communicating with our regulatory bodies such as the ethics committee, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, the Comprehensive Local Research Network and the National Institute of Health Research.

  • Ensuring that the research is undertaken to a high standard and that the research complies with guidelines

  • Greeting participants and dealing with any queries 

  • Help to maintain the smooth running of the building

  • Organise events for the public and patients

  • Organise events for the researchers

  • Manage the website and social media pages

  • Involve the public and patients in our research via the public and patient involvement group