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Dr Jayne Bailey


I have over 30 years experience as a research academic within a clinical research environment and am now using my knowledge and experience to work with the next generation of clinical researchers in the Wellcome Trust funded GW4 Clinical Academic Training Programme.   Within the University of Bristol I have been a member of the world leading Domestic Violence and Abuse and Health  research group where I was a  Research Fellow and Programme Manager of an NIHR funded programme grant between 2012 and 2017.

Between 2009 and 2012 I undertook an exciting new role within the Severnside Alliance for Translational Research (SARTRE) where I identified and developed opportunities for translational research both within and across universities (Bristol and Cardiff) and the NHS throughout the Alliance and beyond. Here I Project Managed the devolved MRC DPFS Awards at the University of Bristol and SARTRE regularly networked clinical and preclinical scientists at translational network meetings, which were organised with the input from the research community.

Prior to returning to research in August 2012, I completed an 18 month secondment with the MRC across the UK as the Translational Scientist for Mental Health and part of my remit was to disseminate a strategic funding call for experimental medicine for mental health as well as to identify collaborative opportunities within the field.

Until April 2009 I was a Research Fellow in Psychopharmacology at the University of Bristol where my primary area of interest was the development and validation of a human experimental model for use in the discovery of novel agents for the treatment of stress and anxiety.  In addition the research portfolio included trials and studies within the field of anxiety and depression, sleep, substance abuse and chronic fatigue. In addition to my research programme, for several years I developed the Journal of Psychopharmacology as Editorial Manager, have worked with the Pharmaceutical industry on translational early phase clinical research projects and have project managed these studies with a research team.  

I received my MSc in Clinical Research (with distinction) from the University of Cardiff, Welsh School of Pharmacy in 2002 and my PhD in Psychiatry at the University of Bristol in December 2008. I have been part of the University and Health Service Trust teaching faculty for the "Good Practice in Clinical Research" course and extensively taught on the translational research module to junior doctors and researchers in Bristol and Cardiff.   I have always been an advocate for good knowledge-based training for translational and clinical researchers.



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