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Dr Karen Piper

Role within the CfCWR

Dr Piper is the Programme Manager for the CfCWR and is responsible for the operational delivery/ co-ordination and management of the Centre.

Other positions held

Sep 2011 – present:
Programme Manager for the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC)

June 2012 – May 2017:
Scar Free Foundation Birmingham Burns Research Centre Manager

Qualifications

  • 1988 BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, Portsmouth Polytechnic
  • 1991 PhD Immunoparasitology, NIMR, Mill Hill, London

Based at

The Institute of Translational Medicine (Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham)

Biography

Dr Piper gained her PhD in 1991, in the field of immuno-parasitology at the National Institute for Medical Research, London. She then spent 18 years as an immunologist working in tropical medicine (Marseille, Oxford) and then leukaemia/ bone marrow transplantation (Birmingham).

Karen joined the R & D department at UHBFT in 2009 as a clinical research grant co-ordinator facilitating grant submissions, including the NIHR SRMRC application, before she took up the programme manager position in 2011.

Contact details

+44 (0)121 371 4181
karen.piper@uhb.nhs.uk

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