Our Values: Compassionate | Aspirational | Resourceful | Excellent

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As part of the Thames Valley and South Midlands (TVSM) Clinical Research Network (CRN), the Royal Berkshire's R&D Office is part of a network for those involved in planning and managing research in Health and Social Care in the Thames Valley.

research cycle

A Research and Development Executive Committee oversees the work of the R&D team and is active in promoting a research culture and community at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. The committee includes members of the R&D core team as well as other key executive members of the Trust, lead research clinicians and members of the Thames Valley Clinical Trials Unit (TVCTU) which is an exiting new collaboration between the University of Reading, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

The Research and Development Office was established to promote, facilitate and support Research and Development activity within Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust from both internal and external sources. By establishing ourselves as a leading factor in patient healthcare in the Trust we are able to advise, assist and support all individuals who wish to initiate or conduct any type of research on Trust premises or with Trust patients, staff or their data. Its remit encompasses the Health and Social Care research needs across all sectors of the Trust.  

R&D Core Senior Leadership Team:

Dr. Atul Kapila Research and Development Director 0118 322 8140
Leslie Mokogwu Research and Development Manager 0118 322 7449
Carys Jones Research and Development Implementation Manager 0118 322 8366
Jessica McKean Clinical Research Facilitator 0118 322 8693
Jo Jones Clinical Research Facilitator 0118 322 8223
Dr. Ben Thompson Strategic Partnership Manager - TVCTU 0118 322 8140
Norma Shields Clinical Trials Lead Pharmacist 0118 322 6996


Performance in Initiating and Delivering Clinical Research 

Below is our data on our performance metrics in delivery research within the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). We publish this data to show our support of setting up research at our sites.

PID submission 2018_2019

Q2 2018_19

 Interested in a Career in Clinical Research?

Have you ever thought about being a part of paving the way for healthcare? Ever wanted to learn what research is and what it provides? Have a mind for research and development? 

Clinical Research is a fantastic career pathway with lots of development opportunities and chances to flourish in your field. Whether your a clinician, a nurse, a healthcare professional, get in touch. Vacancies within R&D are available to view on the Trust website here or the NHS Jobs website here. If you cant find the vacancy your after, get in touch with us and we may be able to advise. 


It's ok to ask - Ask your doctor or nurse about clinical research


Useful Contacts

Research & Development Offices
Level 2  North Block,
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
London Road
Reading,                    Berkshire

0118 322 8140


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    Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust,
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