Clinical Research Office. A partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield
Academic Directorate of Communicable Diseases and Specialised Medicine

 

The Academic Directorate of Communicable Diseases and Specialised Medicine comprises of five specialities:

  • Haematology
  • Dermatology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Sexual Health

The Academic Directorate of Communicable Disease & Specialised Medicine Research Strategy 2018-2021 is available on request - sth.getinvolved@nhs.net

Key Contacts

Name

 Role                       

Dr Andy Chantry Research Lead - Haemotology 
Dr Karen Rogstad  
Research Lead – Sexual Health and GUM     
Sarah Birch - sarah.birch15@nhs.net
Directorate Research Coordinator
Dr Paul Collini Research Lead - Infectious Diseases
Prof Steve Green Clinical Director
Dr Ravishankar Sargur Research Lead - Immunology
Prof Mike Cork Research Lead - Dermatology
Aimee Card -  aimee.card@nhs.net
CRIO Research Coordinator
Louise Marsh - louise.marsh12@nhs.net
Research Administrator

Communicable Diseases

The Communicable Diseases team focuses on the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases through behavioural modification, vaccination and preventive treatment. Since all sectors of society are at risk of infections these approaches impact the lives of all society. Moreover since many of the problems we tackle, such as HIV, hepatitis, influenza, enteric fever and pneumonia have global reach our research is relevant not just in the UK.

The Communicable Diseases research team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals are involved in trials in the following areas:

  • HIV
  • TB
  • Meningitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections

 

INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND SEXUAL HEALTH RESEARCH AT
SHEFFIELD TEACHING HOSPITALS
 
 
For a list of studies currently running through the communicable diseases team please click here. 
 

Specialised Medicine

The diverse specialties encompassed in the specialised medicine team address some of the most common disorders presenting to healthcare professionals within the NHS, ranging from  dermatological, immune and haematological disorders including cancer.

Haematology

 
Haemato-oncolgy
 
The Haematology Oncology team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals are very active in clinical research, taking part in a large number of national and international studies in the following areas:
 
  • AML
  • CLL
  • Lymphoma
  • Myeloma
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • GVHD
 
BLOOD CANCER RESEARCH AT SHEFFIELD TEACHING HOSPITALS
 
 
For a list of studies currently running in the heato-oncology research team, please click here.
 
 
Non-Malignant Haematology
 
The Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals are active in clinical research and are participating in national and international trials in the following areas:
  • novel non-factor haemophilia treatment
  • Gene therapy in haemophilia
  • long-acting factor treatments
  • joint disease in haemophilia
  • genetics of rare bleeding conditions

 

For a list of the current studies within the Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals please click here. 

Immunology
 
The immunology research team are currently enrolling patients in three clinical trials:
  • A trial looking at the health status and quality of life of patients with congenital agammaglobulinaemia in the United Kingdom
  • The UK PID registry, details of which can be found here
  • A trial looking at the molecular genetics of adverse drug reactions
 
Dermatology
 
The dermatology research team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals are very active in clinical research taking part in national and international trials in the following areas:
  • Psoriasis
  • Atopic dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Registry studies of patients receiving treatment for dermatological conditions
  • Alopecia
 
For a list of the current studies within the dermatology research team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals please click here.