Clinical Research Office. A partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield

     Academic Directorate of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Neonatology 

About us

The Jessop Wing is the 4th largest obstetric hospital in the country and has a national and international reputation for research in women’s health and neonatology.  We have several areas of strength, including gynaecological oncology (cancers), gynaecology and reproductive medicine, feto-maternal medicine (management of high risk pregnancies), neonatology and IVF. We currently collaborate in over 30 national research studies with between 700 and 800 patients participating each year.  In the last 5 years we have been successful in securing just under £3 million in funding for research work all of which continue to contribute to the overall research portfolio of the Trust.

We have excellent collaboration between investigators in the NHS, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam with considerable dedicated support and infrastructure to allow them to carry out both clinical and basic science studies.

Research Strategy

The Academic Directorate of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Neonatology Research Strategy 2018-2021 is available on request -

The overall Directorate research strategy aims to create an environment that is supporting and encouraging for the conduct of good quality research. Research is an essential element in the delivery of high quality medical care; enhancing patient care & creating an atmosphere of scientific challenge for clinicians, thereby attracting & retaining staff of high calibre.

The Directorate Research Office supports all research from small pilot projects to larger commercial and portfolio studies. The team within the Directorate incorporates administrative staff along with research nurses and midwives in each of the clinical areas managing a diverse range of studies.

Patient Involvement and Engagement


Sheffield Life Festival - The Big Knit: 100 Hats for 100 Babies

On 19th April 2016, BBC Radio Sheffield hosted an event that brought together knitters and those that prefer to crochet to make 100 hats for 100 babies born within the Jessop Wing. Whilst at the event, attendees talked to Researchers about the amazing research that they do at the Jessop Wing. The Big Knit in 360: 100 Hats for 100 Babies

The Jessop Wing will gratefully receive any baby hats that you make at home. Feel free to use any patterns that you wish, but below are some examples: Knitted Baby Hat Patterns Crocheted Baby Hat Patterns

We also need knitted baby blankets of any pattern to reach the approximate size of 35cm x 40cm or 14inch x 15 inch. You will need approximately 50g of acrylic double knitting yarn to complete a blanket and we welcome any pattern (knitted not crochet please). Please post or pop in any completed garments to:

Ward Clerk

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Level 2

Jessop Wing

Tree Root Walk

Sheffield S10 2SF


Reproductive Health patient and Public Panel

The Jessop Wing has a number of active public and patient involvement groups covering themes in obstetrics and gynaecology including the new Reproductive Health Research Public Advisory Panel. For more information on how you can get involved, please click here

Meet the Team



Andrea Galimberti         Steve Radley               Richard Maxted Clare Pye


Tom Almond


Key Contacts



Mr Andrea Galimberti

Clinical Director

Dr Stephen Radley

Research Director

Richard Maxted

Service Manager

Clare Pye

Directorate Research Coordinator

Tom Almond

Directorate Research Coordinator

Angela Pinder

CRIO Office Coordinator


Research Nurses and Midwives                                                           


       Sheila Duffy             Pauline Bayliss          Siobhan Gillespie            Sarah Senbeto


        Liz Taylor                  Hilary Rosser




Sheila Duffy

Senior Research Sister, Gynaecology

Pauline Bayliss

Research Sister, Neonatology

Siobhan Gillespie

Research Midwife

Sarah Senbeto

Research Midwife

Hilary Rosser

Research Midwife

Liz Taylor

Research Nurse for Assisted Conception


Research Topics and Leaders

Research Area



Professor Dilly Anumba, Consultant Midwife Helen Baston


Allan Pacey


Professor John Tidy


Stephen Radley, Consultant Nurse Joanne Fletcher


Mostafa Metwally


Tamanna Williams, Consultant Nurse Caryl Skene