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New project manager appointed

The HTC has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Dr Randolph Haggerty as project manager. Dr Haggerty’s role will cover the core work of the HTC, supporting collaborations between academia, industry and the NHS to address colorectal disease, identifying suitable funding sources and facilitating clinical research.

Dr Haggerty joins the HTC from the University of Leeds, where he has worked as a Faculty Research Manager since 2010, dealing primarily with the financial aspects of grant applications and awards. He also has a strong healthcare background, having worked as an R&D manager within the NHS, later moving to management roles within public health and commissioning. He also has experience of the charitable sector, having managed a community drug treatment service.

He obtained his PhD in isotope geochemistry from the University of Leeds in 1992, and continued to work in research for a number of years prior to joining the NHS.

Dr Haggerty said: “This role offers me the opportunity to bring together the experience I’ve gained in the NHS with my time in academia both as a researcher and research manager. I’m looking forward to using my skills to help the HTC support the development of new technologies in this important area.”