Deputy chief operating officer,
Clinical Research Network, South London
Clare Meachin is deputy chief operating officer for CRN South London and has many years of both clinical and research experience.
Clare originally trained as a registered nurse. She worked in various specialties and spent four years in Nigeria running a Leprosy Hospital. Her interest in research began following three years working with injecting drug users on the streets of Oxford and a funded project looking at the incidence of mental illness in the homeless population.
Clare has worked as a research nurse and then as the lead research nurse in an acute trust, managing a research team of 50 across all specialties; alongside this she studied for an MSc in Clinical Education. Before taking up this role in CRN South London Clare was an R&D Manager in West Sussex. More recently Clare has been working as part of the team developing and promoting the NIHR Clinical Research Nurse Strategy.