Jon Dickson - Clinical Lead for Research
Jon is a GP and a clinician-scientist. His academic research focuses on neurological disorders especially epilepsy and seizures, he is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sheffield where he is an investigator on a number of large grant-funded projects, and is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles. Within the Primary Care Steering Group (PCSG) of the NIHR CRN Y&H he guides and advises on how to optimise integration of primary care research with hospital specialities. And he leads the Sheffield Primary Care Research (SPCR) cluster which is a collaboration of eight GP surgeries who deliver complex academic and commercial research studies. He is the Clinical Lead for our Research Office
Melanie Myhill - Research Programme Manager
Mel joined Primary Care Sheffield in December 2018 as Senior Programme Manager to deliver the Accountable Care Partnership Primary Care Workstream. This involves working with health, social and voluntary care providers to ensure that the people of Sheffield have excellent, local, joined up, sustainable primary and community support to enable them to live their lives to the full.
In December 2019 Mel moved to support the establishment and development of the Primary Care Research office.
Mel has 20 years’ experience within healthcare and during her career has worked across a diverse spectrum of care specialties including Support Services, Patient Transport, Planned Care and Out Patients, Urgent and Emergency Care and latterly Primary Care. She has a special interest in quality and compliance and over the past 15 years has spent time in the UK and Hong Kong inspecting and reporting on the provision of care delivered by various different health care providers.
Mishell Cunningham - Clinical Research Nurse
Mishell has worked as clinical research nurse since 1999. Initially working as a Diabetes Research Nurse at the Northern General Hospital supporting recruitment to clinical trials for new treatments of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, the DAFNE trial and academic trials of hypoglycaemia hormone response. During this time Mishell was also the research nurse for the PANDAs study a trial investigating the use of patient decision aids in primary care. In 2010 Mishell moved into a joint diabetes/research network post working across South Yorkshire to support the set up and delivery of diabetes research in secondary and primary care, leaving in 2016 to become Lead Nurse R&D at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.