Rachel Morris

Business Manager

Business Development, Company support, Access to the NHS, Economic Growth

Rachel is a Business Manager and is responsible for supporting companies and the economic growth workstream.

Prior to working at the AHSN NENC Rachel was a Research Operations Manager for the National Institute of Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) NENC where she helped found the working medical technology group MedConNecT North.

MedConNecT North is a regional initiative which supports NHS, Academia and Industry to expedite the launch of new technologies and services to enhance and improve patient care and positively contribute to the regional economy. In this role Rachel worked alongside world leading expert clinicians to offer a bespoke service to Industry, providing guidance and assistance throughout the medical technology research and innovation pathway. Working with over 100 SMEs Rachel helped companies form partnerships with the NHS to form research collaborations generating high quality evidence studies to progress their technologies to the next stage. As part of her role at the CRN she also operationally managed the set up and delivery of other clinical trials adopted onto the NIHR portfolio.

Prior, Rachel worked as a Trial Co-ordinator/Manager for The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, having started her career as a Medical Statistician for The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in 2009. She has a BSc in Mathematics and a MSc in Clinical Research.

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