New academics to lead research into patient care

Roles will link work being carried out by CPFT's researchers to future of patient care

New academics to lead research into patient care
01 October 2013



Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust has appointed three academic leads from the University of Cambridge.
 
Professor Paul Fletcher (above left), Dr Graham Murray (centre) and Professor John O’Brien (above right) are to take their positions with immediate effect.
 
Their roles will be to link the work being carried out by the Trust’s Research & Development team to the future of front-line patient care.
 
Prof Fletcher, the Bernard Wolfe Professor of Health Neuroscience at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, will be the academic lead for CPFT’s Special Division.
 
Dr Murray, lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, will be the academic lead for the Acute Division.
 
Professor O’Brien, Foundation Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, will lead the Community Division.
 
Their appointment will further develop CPFT’s link with the University of Cambridge as well as the work with other key partners carrying out health research.
 
Professor Ed Bullmore, Director of Research & Development for CPFT, said: “I am delighted that Paul, Graham and John have agreed to become our new academic leads.

“They are all experienced and successful clinical scientists who have carried out research involving mental health and so understand the link between academic work and clinical services and how research can be vital in helping to shape service provision.”

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Andy Burrows
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E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726767 

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