Management Team

The Management Team is responsible for the day to day, operational running of the Forum. We are supported by a new structure which includes an experienced executive committee and Forum working groups. The Management Team would like to hear from Forum Members and so please do contact us on the numbers below:

Director: Dr Maria Palmer

Maria is a pharmacist by profession, with research interests in radiopharmacy. She has been involved in R&D management since 1996, including as the Director of Research and Effectiveness. Maria is Principal Radiopharmacist, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Tel: 07747 795581 email:

Manager: Kate Greenwood

Kate is part time manager of the Forum and also a working R&D Manager at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. Kate has been in Research Management since late 1999 and has worked across both acute and primary care sectors. Kate started in research at the University of Portsmouth as a research assistant, and then became research manager of the local NHS R&D Consortium, before the Trust evolved its own department independently. This department is now growing rapidly and Kate hopes this experience will stand her in good stead for understanding the key issues affecting the R&D management community.

Please contact Kate with any issues or items for the Forum or if you would like to volunteer to work with our Working Groups


Secretariat: Angie Major

Angie brings a wealth of experience in running membership based not-for-profit organisations. She worked at Institute of Clinical Research (ICR) as part of the senior management team for seven years. As part of her role at ICR Angie liaised with other key stakeholders where she learnt a great deal about membership organisations in the clinical research arena. Angie and her team at Blueberry Business provide secretariat services to the Forum and have done since 2006.

Tel: 0845 519 4230 email:

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