The University of Southampton
(023) 8059 1744

Mrs Tessa Anne Wade RSCN, RGN, MSc(Health Sciences, PgDipEd(Nursing), PgCert(Allergic Disease)

Trial Co-ordinator

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Tessa is a Trial Coordinator within Medicine at University of Southampton.

Tessa worked in both adult and paediatric nursing for several years before becoming a University Lecturer in Nursing and later focusing and developing her career in research.





Post Graduate Certificate (PgCert, Allergic Disease), University of Southampton, 2013.

Return to Practice Nursing Course, University of Winchester, 2008.

Paediatric Advanced Life Support Provider (PALS) 1998.

Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PgDipEd, Nursing): South Bank University, 1997.

Master of Science (MSc, Health Sciences): St George’s Hospital Medical School, 1994.

Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice (ENB 998): London, 1993.

Registered Sick Children’s Nurse (RSCN): Great Ormond Street Hospital, London 1989.

Registered General Nurse (RGN) Barking, Havering and Brentwood School of Nursing, 1986.


Appointments held:

Current Employment: April 2017 – present

ARTIC PC Study Project Co-ordinator, Department of Primary Medical Care, University of Southampton

Current Employment: June 2013 – present

Drug Safety Research Unit, Southampton.  Position – Regional Research Facilitator

Sept 2012 – June 2013

Clinical Nurse Specialist /Senior Research Nurse, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

Sept 2010 –Sept 2012

Research Nurse, DUTY Study, Department of Primary Medical Care, University of Southampton

September 2009 – September 2010

Young Person’s Health Professional, Dorset Specialist Community Public Health Team

August 2008 – September 2009

Clinical Quality Co-ordinator, Child and Family Services, Southampton City Primary Care Trust

August 2008 – September 2009

Practice Tutor to Return to Nursing Course at Winchester University (Consultancy basis)

January 2008 – August 2008

Return to Nursing Course at Winchester University

December 2001 – December 2007

Not working as abroad (New York and Tokyo) due to husbands work. During this time I also had our two children born in 2002 and 2004.

June 2000 – December 2001

Project Manager/Research and Development Fellow, Quality Improvement Programme, Royal College of Nursing Institute, RCN HQ, London

1997- 2001

Consultancy Role

April 1999 – June 2000 and July 1995 - April 1997

Lecturer, Department of Children’s Nursing, St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London.

April 1997 – April 1999 and April 1999 – June 2000

University of Surrey, Lecturer in Child Health/Paediatric Nursing.




Research interests

Research interests include adult and child health, pharmacovigilence, allergic disease, respiratory, non-malignant haematology, pain/pain management in children.

Research group

Primary Care & Population Sciences Academic Units

Affiliate research group

Primary care Research group

Research project(s)


We are looking to investigate the usefulness of antibiotics in this age group, it follows a European wide trial that was very similar for adults. Children will be provided antibiotic or placebo and keep a symptom diary for up to 28 days. They can opt to provide a throat swab, a blood sample and have a chest x-ray.


Tessa is responsible for the coordination of the ARTIC PC study and trial including site set up, recruitment monitoring, recruiting at sites and the day to day running of the study.

The study is to investigate the usefulness of antibiotics in children from 6 months to 12 years of age with suspected LRTI. Children will be provided with either an antibiotic or placebo and/or keep a symptom diary for up to 28 days. They can opt to provide a throat swab, a blood sample and have a chest x-ray.

The project is being run as a pilot in Autumn/Winter 2016/17 around Southampton extending to include Oxford, Cardiff and Bristol in 2017/18 and 2018/19.

Mrs Tessa Anne Wade
Primary Care and Population Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
University of Southampton
Aldermoor Health Centre
Aldermoor Close
SO16 5ST

Room Number:9590 AHC/102/S2

Telephone:(023) 8059 1744

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