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Karen Eade, Head of Research & Development

Karen Eade, Head of Research & Development

Karen joined the JPUH R&D Department in 2008 as the Trust’s first R&D Coordinator when there was only one other staff member and two part-time bank research nurses.  Since then the department has grown significantly and now has 25 full and part-time staff.

She became Head of Research in 2015.

Karen started my working life as a lab technician working for a commercial company manufacturing in-vitro diagnostics and then moved into regulatory affairs within the medical devices, pharmaceutical and contract research sectors.  She has also worked in a regulatory capacity within Mental Health.

Her role is to ensure that the team meets it’s Trust and Research Network objectives, manage our budget, look for areas to generate income and provide support and encouragement to all staff that want to get involved in research, as well as the management of the department’s staff. 

Training and development is also part of the role - and Karen is an NIHR GCP (Good Clinical Practice) Facilitator, a member of the steering committee and teaches on the Essentials of Clinical Research course run by CRN Eastern. She teaches a session on the UEA Fundamentals of Clinical Research Course and has recently facilitated at the CRNE Advanced Research In Practice Course.

Contact Karen Eade

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Head of Research & Development


01493 453397