Professor Sue Pavitt PhD, BSc (Hons)

Professor Sue Pavitt
Professor Sue Pavitt PhD, BSc (Hons)

Primary research theme: Dental Public Health and Health Services

Sue holds a chair in Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Leeds. She will coordinate and manage Patient & Public Involvement as part of Work Package 2.

Appointments held at University of Leeds:

  • Chair in Applied Health and Translational Research, School of Dentistry (since September 2014)
  • Reader in Applied Health Research, School of Medicine (2010-14)
  • Reader in Clinical Trials and Translational Research and Director of the Comprehensive Health Research Division, Clinical Trials Research Unit (2010)
  • Senior Lecturer in Clinical Trials Research and Director of the Comprehensive Health Research Division, Clinical Trials Research Unit (2007-10)

 

Her career is characterised by research that demonstrates excellence, innovation and transformational leadership. She has successfully delivered several novel and progressive initiatives that have left legacies of research infrastructure and robust systems heralded as demonstrating strategic world-class leadership at the cutting-edge of both molecular genetics (establishment of UCSF /Stanford USA Human Genome Centre) and more recently applied health research (Founding Director TayRen / EastRen – the premier Scottish Primary Care Research Network PCRN; Founding Director of the Comprehensive Health Research Division, Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU), University of Leeds). In the process, she has gained a wide breadth of knowledge and a valuable skill base to deliver translational research across the two translational gaps identified by the Cooksey Review (http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/cooksey_review.htm)-from i) basic biological sciences to applied health research and ii) clinical research to NHS implementation (including service delivery and organisation). To lead such programmes, it is a huge asset to be able to comprehend the science, language, methodologies and processes across the research spectrum.