Emma Munro, head of nursing/professions for research

EmmaMunroEmma has responsibility for the management and leadership all of the research nurses, research professionals and clinical trials assistants at the hospital, including our specialist research nursing teams in the clinical research facility.

Email: Emma.Munro@uhs.nhs.uk

Supporting our nursing teams

Emma has responsibility for the management and leadership of over 200 research nurses, research professionals and clinical trials assistants working on research studies, both commercial and non-commercial.

These include but are not limited to the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, NIHR Clinical Research Facility, cancer and Trust-wide nursing teams.

Providing national leadership

Emma has a wealth of experience in research nursing, with particular clinical expertise in breast cancer and cancer genetics.

She is a member of the NIHR Research Nurse strategy group, the NIHR Clinical Research Network Wessex workforce development group, and the steering group of the UK forum for research nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and clinical trials assistants. Emma is a member of the NIHR Dissemination Centre Advisory Board.

She has a strong belief in providing a supportive and educational environment to foster excellence in nursing care and, following a Florence Nightingale Foundation Scholarship with the NIH in the US, led the development of the NIHR Fundamentals of Clinical Research Nursing course.


Emma first qualified as a nurse at The Middlesex Hospital in London, and her career in research has included senior roles at the Royal Marsden and Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Her postgraduate qualifications include a postgraduate diploma in counselling and a masters in social research, awarded with merit by the University of Surrey.