Laura Bousfield

Head of Feasibility and Start-up, NIHR Clinical Research Network

Laura Bousfield, Head of Feasibility and Start-up at the NIHR Clinical Research Network. Laura's role at the NIHR oversees the provision of national support to plan and place clinical research across the health and care system, which includes the interactive Costing Tool. This nationwide tool provides a single and transparent mechanism for creating site specific prices for any NHS site or GP practice, a model now being replicated around the world.

For the last ten years, Laura has been working with commercial companies and research sites to embed and refine this national asset; facilitating partnership working between commercial sponsors and NHS sites during study set-up with the overall aim of decreasing costing and contracting timelines.  Now in a completely digital format and on the cusp of a new initiative for use of this tool, Laura will be part of a panel discussion to explore this approach in the global clinical trial arena.