Innovation at UHCW


“Research is an integral component of clinical excellence, improving the quality of care delivered to our patients.”  
  Chris Imray, Director of Research and Development

Who We Are


The R&D Team are a dedicated team of R&D professionals committed to developing research within our Trust. We also have a dedicated team of Innovation Champions from a range of disciplines who are committed to facilitating innovation activities within the Trust.

The Trust’s mission statement is Care, Achieve and Innovate as research into new treatments and interventions means that our patients benefit from the latest evidence-based practice. We work in partnership with Universities, industry and other partners to develop research within the Trust.

UHCW is establishing its reputation as a leading institution for research and innovation. The Research, Development and Innovation team provide advice on all aspects of clinical research and innovation to support and develop research and innovation activities within the Trust, including:

• Registration
• Ethics and approvals
• Governance
• Statistics and design support
• Intellectual property
• Good research practice
• Honorary contracts
• Applying for research funding.
• Innovation idea identification and development



The Research & Development Team has 2 key roles. The first is to develop a portfolio of leading-edge research focussed on the needs of our patients that is conducted to the highest standards. The second is to support our staff in discovering and developing innovations to benefit our patients.
The Research, Development and Innovation strategy can be found here.

Contact information:

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Research, Development & Innovation
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
University Office Suite
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Clifford Bridge Road

Email: RD&





Clinical research helps us understand how to diagnose, treat or prevent disease. Our research at UHCW helps us to provide the latest treatments and the best care for our patients. To find out more about research studies and how to take part, click on the following links: Why take part in research?
What are Clinical Trials?
How do I get involved?


for researchers

Information for researchers All research in the Trust must conform to high clinical, ethical and governance standards and be fully compliant with appropriate legislation. The Research and Development team has a lot of experience in supporting clinical research. One of our main jobs is to provide researchers with help and advice to overcome the bureaucracy that can be associated with undertaking research.

About our


UHCW NHS Trust is home to a number of excellent research facilities which enables us to be research ready. As well as having access to 6 dedicated Patient Research Interface (PRI) suites we also host a Human Metabolic Research Unit and the Arden Tissue Bank. We frequently collaborate with healthcare and academic institutions from the UK and internationally.