Our Research Teams

We have a number of research teams who specialise in specific clinical areas. Teams include nurses, healthcare assistants and administrative staff and work closely with clinicians and healthcare professionals across the county.
If you are interested in finding out more information about any area of research please get in touch with the relevant team using the details below. If you are unable to find a relevant contact please phone 01872 256427 and speak to a member of our research team who should be able to advise you further.

Community

The team supports research into many conditions and disease areas at GP practices in Cornwall including cancer, diabetes, gastroenterology, adverse drug reactions and rheumatoid arthritis.

Contact the community research team

01872 255165
rch-tr.CommunityResearchNurses@nhs.net
Location: The Knowledge Spa at the Royal Cornwall Hospital

Diabetes, Renal & Endocrine

The team supports research into many conditions and disease areas including diabetes, and associated conditions affecting diabetic patients, such as foot ulcers, endocrinology and renal medicine.

Contact the diabetes, renal and endocrine research team

01872 254655
diabetes.research@nhs.net
Location: The Diabetes Centre at The Royal Cornwall Hospital.
Research Sister and Team Leader: Helen Chenoweth

Haematology

The team supports research into many conditions and disease areas including leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, haemophilia, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).

Contact the haematology research team

01872 252527
rch-tr.HaematologyTrials@nhs.net
Location: Link Corridor at The Royal Cornwall Hospital.
Team Leader: Darren Beech

Medical & Surgical

The team supports research into many conditions and disease areas including gastroenterology, cardiology, dermatology, bariatric surgery, vascular surgery, emergency medicine, ophthalmology, imaging, urology, hepatology, anaesthetics, critical care, orthopaedics, gynaecology and rheumatology.

Contact the medical and surgical research team

01872 255177
medsurg.research@nhs.net
Location: The Knowledge Spa at The Royal Cornwall Hospital
Research Sister and Team Lead: Fiona Hammonds

Mental Health

The teams supports research into many conditions and disease areas including mental health, dementia, intellectual disabilities and child and adolescents.

Contact the mental health research team

01209 318366
cpn-tr.CFTResearch@nhs.net
Location: Trengweath Community Mental Health Outpatients Department Hospital at Redruth.
Director: Dr Richard Laugharne
Research Manager and Lead Nurse: Sharon Hudson

Visit the Cornwall Foundation Trust Research website

Neurovascular

The team supports research into many conditions and disease areas including stroke, dementia, neurology and age and ageing.

Contact the neurovascular research team

01872 256498
rch-tr.NeuroVasResearch@nhs.net
Location: The Knowledge Spa at the Royal Cornwall Hospital
Research Sister and Team Leader: Gill Courtauld

Oncology / Cancer

The team supports research into many cancers including urology, gynaecology, breast, dermatology and gastrointestinal.

Contact the oncology research team

01872 258342
rch-tr.OncologyTrials@nhs.net
Location: The Sunrise Centre at The Royal Cornwall Hospital.
Research Sister and Team Lead: Kirsty Maclean

Women’s, Children’s & Sexual Health

The team supports research into many conditions and disease areas including diabetes, paediatric oncology, neonatal, sexual health, maternity and fetal medicine.

Contact the women’s, children’s and sexual health research team

01872 255138
rch-tr.PaediatricResearch@nhs.net
Location: The Knowledge Spa at the Royal Cornwall Hospital
Research Sister and Team Lead: Hannah Solomon

Research Midwives

01872 253199
rch-tr.ResearchMidwives@nhs.net

Research Management & Study Set Up

The Research Management & Study Set Up Team is based in The Knowledge Spa at The Royal Cornwall Hospital.

Contact the research management and set up team

01872 256427 or 01872 256421
rch-tr.CornwallResearch@nhs.net

For more information about setting up and running a research project, head to our support for researchers page.