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Research for Patient Benefit - East of England Regional Advisory Committee


01 January 2019


1.0 - June 2022


NIHR Research for Patient Benefit is a national funding programme that funds research on a regional level through eight Regional Advisory Committees. Each region has a local committee chair and members, and patient or public members.

Regional chair

Dr Tracey Sach is Chair of the East of England Regional Advisory Committee.

Committee members

Mrs Abigail Dennington-Price Public Member - -
Professor Morag Farquhar Professor of Palliative Care Research
 University of East Anglia  Palliative care research, breathlessness, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), informal carers, MRC framework for complex interventions, mixed methods, qualitative methods, supportive care
Professor Christina Jerosch-Herold  Professor of Rehabilitation Research  University of East Anglia  Applied health research on rehabilitation of neuromusculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb including observational studies and clinical trials 
Dr Julia Jones  Reader in Patient experience and public involvement  University of Hertfordshire  Patient and public involvement, mental health research, mixed method designs and qualitative methods, co-production 
Dr Jacqueline Mitton Public Member  -  -
Mrs Tracy Pellatt-Higgins Senior Statistician and Research Fellow  University of Kent  Medical Statistics, Stochastic simulation, Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic modelling, model based meta-analysis, non-linear mixed effects modelling
Professor Gavin Pettigrew Professor in clinical and experimental transplantation. Honorary consultant  University of Cambridge  clinical and experimental transplant research
Professor Carl Philpott  Professor of Rhinology & Olfactology/Honorary Consultant ENT Surgeon & Rhinologist  University of East Anglia   -
Dr Wendi Qian  Senior Statistician  University of Cambridge  Statistics 
Dr Peter Richmond Public Member  -  -
Dr Murray Smith  Senior Research Fellow in Econometrics and Health Economics  University of Lincoln  Econometrics including microeconometric modelling, health informatics, health economic modelling, mathematical statistics and computer algebra 
Dr Toby Smith  Associate Professor in Physiotherapy University of East Anglia Rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders in the elderly, particularly those with multiple morbidites including trauma and cancer and reconstructive surgery
Dr Juliet Usher-Smith  General Practitioner and Clinical Senior Research Associate  University of Cambridge  Systematic reviewing and evidence synthesis of quantitative/qualitative literature, evidence-based practice, mixed methods, epidemiology, intervention studies, controlled trials, various health care areas including older people’s health