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The University of Southampton

Dr  Wendy Wood 

Senior Research Adviser

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Dr Wendy Wood is a Senior Research Adviser in NIHR Research Design Service South Central at the University of Southampton.

Wendy joined the RDS in November 2015 having previously worked at the Southampton Clinical Trials Unit where she was involved in the development of a large number of grant applications to various funding bodies including CR UK, NIHR, LLR, and MRC. This included trial design as well as assessing staff and resources required and costing appropriately.

During her career she has been responsible for oversight of trials at all stages - development, set up, recruitment, follow up, analysis and closedown, ongoing grant management and troubleshooting delays and problems with trial conduct and patient recruitment. She has experience in phase Ib, II and III trials, blinded, randomised, chemotherapy trials of licensed and unlicensed IMPs, trials involving radiotherapy, surgery, psychological interventions, exercise and devices, tissue collection of various types of samples for translational sub-studies as well as PK and PD aspects of early phase trials. Disease areas include various tumour types – lymphoma, myeloma, lung, colorectal, prostate, head & neck, oesophageal, germ cell, as well as non-cancer trials in paediatric orthopaedics, asthma, eczema, alcoholic hepatitis, psychology.

She is qualified in adult and paediatric nursing and has a degree and PhD in biochemistry.



RGN, St George’s Hospital 1984

RSCN, Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children 1988

BSc (Hons), Biochemistry, University of Sussex 1996

DPhil, Biochemistry, University of Sussex 2000


Appointments held

Senior Research Adviser, NIHR Research Design Service South Central (2015 – present)

Senior Clinical Trials Manager, Southampton Clinical Trials Unit (2012 – 2015)

Senior Trial Coordinator, CR UK & UCL Cancer Trials Centre, London (2007 – 2011)

Clinical Trial Coordinator, CR UK & UCL Cancer Trials Centre, London (2005 – 2007)

Research Nurse/Research Assistant, The Institute of Cancer Research, London (2002 – 2005)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Sussex (2000 – 2001)

Staff Nurse, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Brighton (1991 – 2000)

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Dr Wendy Wood
Level C, South Academic Block, Room number AC27, Mailpoint 805, Primary Care and Population Sciences Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road Southampton SO16 6YD. Tel: 02381 208933 Email:
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