I have been in the research department at Yeovil since 2011 and have been the clinical research unit manager/lead nurse for the last 2 years. Prior to this I was a senior research nurse and ran the surgery and critical care portfolio of trials.

I have always had a strong interest in research and have worked as a colorectal nurse practitioner and ward sister of a surgical ward which have given me a variety of skills to bring to the department. I have an MSc in Advanced Surgical Practice and I am a non-medical prescriber. I have experience as a Principal Investigator and have run studies as the local collaborator for the department.

We run a large portfolio of commercial and non-commercial trials. We have a very experienced team and aim to encourage all staff to develop their research ideas. I still like to work clinically so will be recruiting patients or conducting follow up visits in most specialities.

Email: Joanna.allison@ydh.nhs.uk
Telephone: 01935 384615