Hepatology Research Nursing Team

The Hepatology Research Nursing team, based at Derriford Hospital currently comprises of:



Karen Rudge – Specialist Research Nurse / Team Leader

Karen works closely with the consultants and the clinical teams to deliver commercial and non-commercial research. Karen has had a wide range of experience, supporting and managing research in almost all specialties in the research department. She has a keen interest to support others who are interested in learning more about research and how they can get involved with current or future projects. 

Karen also works closely with the R&D finance department to provide insight on a clinical level, on how we can achieve financial sustainability as part of R&D’s 5 year strategic plan.





Charlotte Williams – Senior Research Nurse

Charlotte works closely with Professor Cramp, Dr Sheridan and Dr Dhanda to conduct inpatient and outpatient clinical trials. Charlotte’s nursing background includes paediatric patient care and adult care having worked in the medical assessment unit & NICU. Charlotte has dipped into neurology RESEARCH prior to working in Hepatology. She also supports trials in the Gastroenterology portfolio.






Alex Parkinson – Research Nursepicture

Alex has been a nurse for over 10 years. Her nursing experience includes working in endoscopy and surgical wards, as well as working in the royal eye infirmary as an ophthalmology nurse specialist. Alex supports the team with her extensive knowledge in these areas and is enjoying learning hepatology as an additional research speciality.






Yvonne Anyango – Research Nurse picture

Yvonne has been a qualified registered nurse for over 10 years. She has had previous experience working on malaria related clinical trials in her home country Kenya. Having relocated to Plymouth she spent time working on the care of the elderly wards prior to joining our research team.







Amanda Carney - Senior Clinical Trials Assistant picture

Amanda has worked in research for over 10 years which has enabled her to gain extensive knowledge in hepatology lab sample processing amongst a number of other clinical skills. She enjoys patient care and making sure our research service runs smoothly. Amanda also manages the registry trials we have open at our site and supports the team with data entry and query resolving.

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