Lisa Berry, research matron


Lisa works with the senior nurse managers to enhance nursing practice and strategy.


Professional leadership

Lisa provides nursing leadership and support to the nursing team leaders in the NIHR Southampton Clinical Research Facility (NIHR CRF) and the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR BRC), working with the senior nurse managers to enhance nursing practice and strategy.

Lisa is the Clinical Nursing Lead for Phase 1 accreditation and is responsible for ensuring that the clinical and research care delivered is of high quality. Lisa is involved in the day-to-day running of the facility, and ensures that research studies/researchers are allocated appropriate levels of support and that the studies are set-up in a timely, safe and efficient manner.

She advises researchers, as required, on the logistics of running a research study, and actively seeks the opinions and experiences of the public, patients, carers and research participants to inform practice within the facility.


Lisa trained as a nurse in Southampton and has previous experience of community care, neurology, vascular and general surgery and cardiac intensive care. Lisa became a Clinical Research Nurse in 2006 and was involved in critical care research investigating early vs. late tracheostomies, sepsis and use of clotting factors in patients bleeding after cardiac surgery.

She joined the Clinical Research Facility in 2007 and enjoyed working on osteoarthritis, sarcopenia, renal failure, dermatology and Alzheimer’s disease studies. She has a special interest in developing and promoting the role of the research nurse.

Furthering clinical research

Lisa is a member of the UK Clinical Research Facilities Network Intensity Working Group, helping to create and maintain a workforce planning tool specifically for research staff. She is a national trainer in the use of this tool. She a committee chair for the International Association of Clinical Research Nurses and is a founding member of the UK branch of this association.

Lisa is also a competition finalist in the PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year – Clinical Research Site of the Year 2013, and was awarded silver in this category. She was also awarded bronze in the team leader category of the competition in 2015.

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