Dr Lesley Hall
Lesley is Centre Manager at NIHR Innovation Observatory. She has worked in research for nearly 20 years initially as an academic researcher and then in research governance and clinical trial management. Her background is sociology and has a PhD in sociology and social policy. Her early research was in health services working in implementation research, evidenced based practice and clinical guidelines development. She moved into research management in 2007 as Research Governance Manager for Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust, then worked in a national role in research delivery with the NIHR Clinical Research Network. Her most recent role before joining the NIHR Innovation Observatory was as a Senior Trial Manager for Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit. Her role within the Innovation Observatory is to manage the operations and delivery of the Centre services.