Phillip Smith, PhD

Phillip has extensive experience of research in the NHS, with Universities and in the private Sector.  His role over the last 16 years in the NHS has been to enable the conduct of high quality research relevant to patients.

 Phillip can help SBC Companies with:

  • Identifying contacts in the NHS for clinical and other advice.
  • Locating sites suitable for research with patients.
  • Gaining financial and other support from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
  • The practical delivery of research in the NHS.

Currently Phillip is Associate Director of Research and Development at the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which has major strengths in Cancer (Mount Vernon Cancer Centre), Renal, Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Robotic Surgery.  Phillip is responsible for:

•        Development and delivery of the Trust’s Research Strategy – “Enhancing patient outcome and experience through research and innovation”.

•        Establishment  of productive relationships with key external stakeholders such as Industry, Universities, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Health Research Authority (HRA) as well ascharities and third sector organisations.

•        Generating income via new funding streams including NIHR, commercial and other sources.

•        Management of Intellectual Property and Innovation.

Prior to this Phillip was employed by Barts Health NHS Trust to work for the National Institute for Health Research North Thames Clinical Research Network.  This covered 24 NHS Trusts including University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, The Roya lFree London NHS Foundation Trust, Barts Health NHS Trust, and Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He was a senior member of a team that in 2014/5 had the largest Clinical Research Network budget (£32m) in England, recruited over 50,000 patients and covered a population of 6m (10% of England). His role was the provision of research leadership and financial support, mainly for research relating to Cancer, Diabetes, Renal Disorders and Cardiovascular disease.

Phillip holds a PhD in Environmental Biology from the University of Liverpool, is an active member of the NHS R&D Forum and is Co-Chair of the Hertfordshire Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Research Strategy Group.  Previously he was a Chartered Member of the Institute of Water and Environmental Management.


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