Angela Birt

Role in the group:

Industry Operations Managers for the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) North East and North Cumbria.


With a research career spanning 25 years, a degree in Applied Biochemistry and a Masters in Clinical Research, I have worked with the Clinical Research Network for the past eleven years. My research experience spans delivery in pharma, NHS roles, CRN roles and in research leadership and management roles. I am also currently exploring ways in which patient populations can have better access to research opportunities and outcomes through sharing of health records and data.

Areas of expertise:

My role is to establish and enable the implementation of the NIHR CRN Life Sciences and Business Development and Marketing Strategy at a local level across the region. This involves supporting the feasibility and delivery of the commercial portfolio ensuring efficient study set up and delivery to time and target. I am also the lead for a local initiative in the CRN North East and North Cumbria offering bespoke services to Medical Technology companies providing guidance and assistance throughout the Medical Technology Research and Innovation Pathway. I am currently supporting the NIHR initiative to define the network approach and offering to the Medical Technology Sector.