Core team roles: how it fits together

Director: As Director of NIHR CLAHRC YH Professor Sue Mawson is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of the collaboration.

Deputy Director and Capacity Lead: 
As Capacity lead for NIHR CLAHRC YH, Professor Jo Cooke is responsible for supporting individuals, teams and organisations to develop the skills and process required to deliver world class research. Alongside the Director, Jo is involved in promoting and planning for the long-term sustainability of collaboration's activities through horizon scanning for opportunities, and supporting and developing further research and innovation funds.

Programme Manager: Dr Christine Smith is responsible for the programme’s delivery and engagement with key partners.

Programme Coordinator: Chung Fu joined CLAHRC YH as Programme Coordinator, part of the Core Team working across themes in CLAHRC YH. He is actively involved in facilitating the reporting of CLAHRC YH activity and development effective relationship with Theme Leads and Project Managers to support the vision of the programme. Based in Bradford Institute for Health Research, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS FT, Chung is also a Business Manager with responsibilities in a range of business functions including contract and budget management of research grants in the department.

Core Team Manager: As core team manager, Dan Wolstenholme supports the NIHR reporting process, human resource, works with Medipex to support IP and deputises for the Programme Manager as appropriate, .

Core Team Leads

Health Inequallities Lead: Professor Kate Pickett
PPI lead: Professor Ade Adebajo
Capacity Lead: Professor Jo Cooke
Communication Lead: Dan Wolstenholme is responsible for the internal and external communication of the CLAHRC.

PA to Director and Core Team Administrator: Jenny Powell provides PA support to the Director and general administrative support to the Core Team including communications, event management, systems maintenance and  training and meeting organisation. Jenny is the first point of contact for a wide range of CLAHRC wide activities.

PA to Jo Cooke and TK2A Theme Administrator: Beth Stevenson provides diary support to the Director of Programme and Capacity lead. She is also administrative support for the TK2A Theme with a key role in support of the repository.