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Dr Melanie Rees-Roberts BSc (Hons), PhD

Research Manager



I joined CHSS in November 2016 as a Research Manager providing research support across 2 projects.

I facilitate research undertaken across the 16 GP practices that make up the Encompass Multispecialty Community Provider group providing primary care services across the Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Our aim is to embed research within Canterbury and Coastal CCG in order to make research part of the normal everyday primary care and commissioning activity.

My academic interests lie in self-management of minor illnesses resulting from infectious diseases, public health research and clinical research. I have ten years of experience in clinical research management within the NHS and University setting.

After completing my PhD, I worked at Barts Health NHS Trust supporting the running of NIHR portfolio cancer clinical trials. In 2011, I moved to Imperial College London to run an NIHR portfolio study investigating new diagnostics tests for tuberculosis. In 2014, I became Research Manager for the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Respiratory Infections. This new partnership between Imperial College London and Public Health England created a centre of excellence for public health research in Respiratory Infections.

I undertook my undergraduate training in Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia before moving to Imperial College London to complete a PhD in HIV vaccine research.

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