Stroke Research Team

Stroke Research Project Manager - Hannah Sheridan

Hannah joined the Stroke research team at NBT as the Stroke research project manager in October 2019. She is the Public and Patient Involvement coordinator within the research Unit, helping to develop and maintain our patient-focused ethos. Hannah also manages the Stroke research study, HABIT, which looks as visual loss in Stroke Survivors and is helping to develop and grow ideas for future stroke research at NBT alongside Stroke Consultant, Dr Phillip Clatworthy.

Research Nurse - Kerry Smith

Kerry qualified from the University of the West of England with a DIP He in adult nursing in 2010.  Kerry started her nursing career working in the Bristol Haematology and Oncology centre, before spending 3 years as a prison nurse. Kerry joined the Breast Care research unit at Southmead Hospital in 2017 and spent a year working with the research team there, before taking over the post of Stroke Research nurse in 2018. Kerry and the team have successfully recruited to target on a number of Stroke research studies, including SIGNUM and More Precise and have led recruitment to the ICONS II research study.  Kerry is supported by the acute care research team, led by Emma Gendall.

Research Administrator - Karen Steven

Karen has an extensive secretarial and administrative background and has previously worked in the NHS as a Medical Secretary in Children’s Social Work, Ophthalmogy and ENT.  She joined the Research Team at NBT in 2017 as Research Administrator for the TULIP Study – a multi-centred randomised feasibility study within Trauma & Orthopaedics.  Her interest in research and strong administrative skill set helps support and facilitate correct governance for studies within the NBT Stroke Service.