Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Research Team
The Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT) Research Team deliver clinical research throughout Cornwall. Research is a vital component of NHS care to determine the best treatments and services for improving the nation's mental and physical well-being. CFT is a Research-Active NHS Trust, meaning that research and adding to the evidence base for healthcare form a key element of CFT services. The CFT Research Team places great value on embedding research into clinical practice and is dedicated to promoting health research across Cornwall. Patients are at the centre of all we do. Our aim is for all patients to have the choice and opportunity to participate in quality research.
The CFT Research Team implements national and international research studies in Cornwall. They also support the development and delivery of studies in Cornwall, some of which may be recruiting nationally. CFT Research Team delivers research studies into a wide range of conditions and treatments provided by CFT, including mental health conditions in children and adults, dementia and Alzheimers Disease, Intellectual Disability (Learning Disability), Epilepsy, Autism, Parkinsons Disease and frailty.
The team is comprised of research staff from varied backgrounds including nursing, psychiatry, allied health professions, research assistants and administrative staff.
Director of Research and Innovation: Dr Richard Laugharne
Deputy Director of Research and Innovation: Dr Rohit Shankar
Research Manager: Sharon Hudson
Assistant Research Manager: Joanna Ledger