Anita Smith – Associate Director of Research Nursing.
Anita joined Illingworth Research in 2013 and came to the company with a background in dental practice management, having led a referral practice in the role of Registered Manager for several years. Anita moved to the Research Nurses.co side of the business in 2015 to provide administrative and logistical support to the Research Nurses.co management team. She was appointed Associate Director of Research nursing in 2016, having supported and co-ordinated a number of studies, including Phase I clinical trials.
Working alongside the Director of Research Nursing, Anita oversees HR and provides support to the Research Nursing Team. Additionally, she actively promotes the growth of the company by taking an active role in business development and growing the Research Nursing bank database. Well experienced in liaising with Trust R&D departments, Anita routinely communicates directly with R&D in providing the appropriate assurances to facilitate our nurses working on their studies.
Anita has worked on a number of studies involving homecare, from set-up to close out. Embracing a patient-centric approach, Anita has a passion for studies involving homecare in particular, having seen the positive impact it has for patients, thus supporting and promoting patient recruitment and retention.