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Dr Rees-Roberts completed her first degree in Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia before moving to Imperial College London to complete a PhD in Medical Clinical Science, specialising in HIV vaccine research.
After completing her PhD, she began working in clinical trials delivery at Barts Health NHS Trust managing a large NIHR portfolio of cancer clinical trials working with the NIHR Clinical Research Network.
In 2011, she moved to Imperial College London to run a national NIHR HTA portfolio study investigating new diagnostics tests for tuberculosis before becoming Research Manager for the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Respiratory Infections at Imperial College London. This involved managing a new partnership between Imperial College London and Public Health England to create a centre of excellence for public health research in Respiratory Infections.
She joined CHSS in November 2016 as a Research Manager providing research support. She has spent 3 years supporting local research undertaken across research active GP practices in East Kent Clinical Commissioning Group and delivering a strategy aimed at embedding clinical research in local primary care for the benefit of patients who want to take part. Alongside this, she was project manager for the NIHR HSDR 3-year study looking entitled ‘Optimum Hospice at Home services for End of Life care' (OPEL H@H study) ending in July 2020.
On commencement of the Applied Research Collaboration Kent, Surrey and Sussex (ARC KSS) in October 2020, Dr Rees-Roberts is supporting the research programme delivery of ARC KSS as Research Fellow and Research Programme Manager.