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Emma Munro, head of nursing for research

Emma provides management and leadership to nurses and allied health-care professionals across our hospital trust, and specialist nutrition and respiratory research nursing teams in our clinical research facility.


Supporting nurses and allied health professionals across the hospital

Emma has responsibility for the management and leadership of over 200 nurses, midwives and allied health professionals working on research studies, both commercial and non-commercial, within the SCBR incorporating the BRC, BRU, NIHR WTCRF, cancer and Trust-wide nursing teams. Emma has a wealth of experience in research nursing and her clinical specialism was breast cancer and cancer genetics. 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 to the NIH in the US, she led the development of the NIHR Fundamentals of Clinical Research Nursing course. Her postgraduate qualifications include a post graduate diploma in counselling and a masters in social research awarded with merit, by the University of Surrey.

Emma qualified as a nurse at The Middlesex Hospital, London and her career in research includes senior roles at the Royal Marsden and Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. She is a member of the NIHR Research Nurse Strategy group and the CRN:Wessex Workforce Development Group. She is also a member of the steering group of the UK forum for research nurses, midwives, AHPs and CTA's.