Tackling kidney disease: a team effort

NURTuRE not only brings together high-quality biological samples and securely held data to enable cutting-edge research but also knowledge and insight.

We have brought together a team of world-renowned experts; scientists, clinicians, trial managers, research nurses, and patients, to establish NURTuRE.

  • Michael Nation, Consultant of NURTuRE
  • Professor Moin Saleem, Professor of Paediatric Renal Medicine, University of Bristol
  • Professor Maarten Taal, Professor of Medicine, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Liz Colby, Project Manager of the NURTuRE-INS (Nephros) study
  • Dr Aisling McMahon, Executive Director of Research and Policy at Kidney Research UK
  • Elaine Davies, Director of Research Operations at Kidney Research UK
  • Wendy Cook, Patient partner and advisor
  • John Roberts, Patient partner and advisor
  • Dr Kristian Spreckley, Strategic Consultant
  • UK Renal Registry

NURTuRE strategy group

  • Professor Caroline Savage - Professor of Nephrology, University of Birmingham and Trustee of Kidney Research UK
  • Professor Sunil Bhandari - Consultant in Nephrology and Honorary Professor, Hull York Medical School and Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Samira Bell - Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant, University of Dundee
  • Dr Helen Woodward – Patient Strategic Advisor
  • Sanjay Mistry – Patient Strategic Advisor

Cohort researchers

  • Professor Moin Saleem, University of Bristol (INS)
  • Professor Maarten Taal, University of Nottingham (CKD)
  • Professor Phil Kalra, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • Professor David Wheeler, Royal Free London NHS Trust
  • Professor Simon Fraser, University Hospital Southampton
  • Professor Paul Cockwell, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham