Sharon leads on both ATIMP and CTIMP research and as well as delivering on these studies, Sharon leads on costing and set up. Other elements to Sharon’s role include educational lead, (Emergency life support trainer, arranging emergency scenario and lunchtime education session to all CRF staff.) Also seeking new business opportunities via presenting to university staff and students, liaising with potential sponsors and Principle Investigators. Sharon is an UKCRF Education Group member, Irish Research Nurse and Midwives Network (IRNM) Committee member and IRNM Grant subgroup member. Sharon was delighted that during the Covid-19 Pandemic she was the Lead Research Nurse on the NI vaccine study, which enabled our team in the NICRF to show case our excellent facilities and expertise in setting up and delivering a large-scale study. Sharon particularly enjoyed dealing with those colleagues and students new to clinical trials research and was keen to show how this career option has a valuable contribution to make to our healthcare system. Sharon is also passionate about raising the profile of NI research so it was a great privilege to have a poster accepted for the UKCRF conference in 2021 and to deliver a video profiling NICRF Belfast shown at the conference. Sharon’s personal and professional ethos is to be a good leader by the examples she sets so the high standards that good quality research requires keeps her focused and drives her behaviours both at work and in her personal life.
Working Group Member
Northern Ireland Clinical Research Facility, U Floor, Belfast City Hospital, 51 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7AB.