CRP Engagement Leads

What is a CRP Engagement Lead?

They lead by example - the CRP Engagement Leads network was established to support the engagement with professional registration for Clinical Research Practitioners, and development approaches that supports this.  They are drawn from 15 local Clinical Research Networks in England and locally appointed by Workforce Development Leads. These individuals are mainly Clinical Research Practitioners who passionately support the professionalisation of the CRP role by promoting the value of accredited registration as an asset, not only to CRPs and to their teams, but to the UK research delivery workforce as a whole.

CRP Engagement Leads who are also CRPs are either already registered with the AHCS or are working towards their registration and are a strong local voice actively shaping the future direction of developing CRPs as a profession through also engaging those in employing organisations for their support. Many CRP Engagement Leads are also CRP leaders who are actively raising visibility of this newly emerging profession, focusing on education and scope of practice for CRPs.

CRP Engagement Leads come from a range of different backgrounds, including Clinical Research Team Leads, members of Learning and Development Teams or Workforce Development Leads who are taking the lead on local engagement with CRP registration.

What do they do?

Your regional CRP Engagement Leads

CRN East Midlands : 

Penny Scardifield,

Victoria Fowler,


CRN East of England : 

Fiona Richardson,

Lindsay Piper,

CRN Greater Manchester : 

Mary Speake,

CRN Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Imogen Sargent, 

CRN North East and North Cumbria

Sarah Essex,

CRN North Thames :

Nikolett Hunyadvari,

Nnebuife Oji, 

Sandeep Virdee, 

Sarah Taylor,

Stacey Cotterell,

CRN North West Coast : 

Mary Speake,

CRN North West London : 

Adedeji Ogunlana,

Rhian Bull,

Uchechi Nwanguma,

CRN South London : 

Ibiyemi Sadare,

Manisha Baden,

CRN South West Peninsula : 

Elly French,

CRN Thames Valley and South Midlands : 

Julie Foxton,

Emma Donaldson,

CRN Wessex 

Kelly Adams,

Kirsty Rogers,

CRN West Midlands : 

Rachel Evans,

CRN West of England : 

Zoe Lampshire,

CRN Yorkshire and Humber :  

Maxine Berry,

Jessica Brock,

Amy Cooney, 

Leads for the devolved nations


Tiffany Stewart,


Chris Norman,

Interested in becoming a CRP Engagement Lead?

Please contact or your Workforce Development Lead.