Meet the facility team

The facility is led by a senior management team with world-class research and trial delivery expertise, who have driven the continued expansion and development of the facility.

They direct our comprehensive trial delivery team of research nurses, clinical research fellows, trial support and administrative staff, and in-house laboratory team. Find out more through the links below.

Senior management team


Dr Saul Faust

Prof Saul Faust, director

Active in infectious disease research, Prof Faust leads the facility in ensuring safe and effective conduct of research, strategic development and enabling clinical colleagues’ commercial trial activity.

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Dr Christopher Edwards

Professor Christopher Edwards, associate director

Professor Edwards supports the facility director in providing a safe and comfortable environment for Southampton’s clinical trial participants, and has his own research interests in rheumatic diseases.

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Enrico Tambellini

Enrico Tambellini, facility manager

Enrico ensures the availability and quality of the facilities and equipment needed to conduct high quality clinical research, from early-phase studies to large multi-centre trials.

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Jennifer Allison

Jennifer Allison, senior research nurse manager

Jennifer ensures the quality and safety of our clinical activities and environment, managing the delivery of research studies and clinical services through our well-trained, expert research nurses and allied health professionals. She is also responsible for managing respiratory and nutrition research nurses.

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