Who we are

We are the Norfolk and Suffolk Primary and Community Care Research Office, led by Dr Tracy Shalom.

The Research Office supports the strategic and operational development of all aspects of research across Norfolk and Waveney CCGs.

The team is focused on embedding a shared culture of research and ensuring that research programmes help address population and health care service challenges. We have set up the Norfolk and Suffolk Research System Steering Group, which has representatives from all our NHS and academic partners, to support strong collaboration and joint planning.

Over the last 10 years, Norfolk and Waveney has become one of the strongest primary care infrastructures in the UK, with most GP sites involved in research and over 60,000 patients participating. Sustained investment in research development has delivered 12 NIHR grants for NHS South Norfolk CCG, including a Programme Grant for Applied Research (CHIPPS).

We are committed to making research central to commissioning decisions, and the work of the research office has broadened to help support the CCGs' ability to commission evidence based care and evaluate service change.

Dr Tracy Shalom

Associate Director of Research


Research Development

Dr Judy Henwood

Head of Research Design and Evaluation


07799 132301

Lisa Osborne

R&D Business Support


Dr Clara Yates

Senior Research and Evaluation Advisor


07929 770 021

Emily Frost

Research and Evaluation Officer (Cancer Alliance)


Dr Vicky Adams

Research Development Officer


Wini Dwebeng

BSc Placement Student

Jessica Kempner

BSc Placement Student

Research Management and Finance

Clare Symms

Senior Manager - Research and Finance


07919 302542

Dr Helen Sutherland

Research Officer


Marie Fearn

Research Finance Officer


Gosia Majsak-Newman

Research Officer


07552 008271

Dr Christina Carmichael

Research Facilitator


Margaret Brown

Research Administrator


Public and Patient Involvement in Research (PPIRes)

Jacqueline Romero

PPIRes Project Manager


01603 257009

07799 341259