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Professor Catherine Pope becomes Deputy Director of NIHR CLAHRC Wessex

8 January 2018

NIHR CLAHRC Wessex has appointed Professor Catherine Pope as Deputy Director today, bringing substantive leadership experience to the organisation.

Catherine has been working in CLAHRC Wessex over the last few years; contributing to three of its research themes, working with the data science team and focusing on developing an effective impact strategy.  She has been the Director of the cross faculty Work Futures Research Centre and Deputy Director of the Research Councils UK Doctoral Training Centre in Web Science, where she provided strategic leadership and developed innovative postgraduate education and research.  

Professor Anne Rogers, Director of CLAHRC Wessex said:


"I'm delighted that Professor Pope will have an increased leadership role within the CLAHRC. Her passion for translational research is clear, and she is committed to making a difference at the interface with health care and has a tremendous ability to work across NHS and disciplinary boundaries. Catherine will be central to both the existing CLAHRC and for inspired leadership in the bid for a new CLAHRC here in Wessex. She was among the first cohort of the Q initiative.

Catherine's experience of implementation science, health systems and data science research, and her track record of training professionals have all contributed significantly to our programme of work. That together with her national and international reputation as an applied social scientist is a great asset to our future research."

Read Professor Pope's latest blog

Why might nurses miss people’s ‘danger signs’ at night? – Dr Jo Hope

Staff told us it was hard to keep patients safe while making sure they got a decent amount of uninterrupted sleep. They agreed that the most unwell patients should be checked most often. However instead of taking observations according to the early warning protocol, they used their clinical judgement, juggled timings around other ward expectations or skipped observations to avoid waking other patients read blog >

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