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Who is involved in this study?

The CHEMIST study is being run by researchers in the University of York’s Department of Health Sciences in collaboration with Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust and Keele, Newcastle and UCL Universities. This study is being led by Dr David Ekers and is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Public Health Research programme (PHR) (project number: 14/186/11).

All research in the NHS is independently reviewed by a group of people, called a Research Ethics Committee. They are there to protect research participants’ safety, rights, wellbeing and dignity. This study has been approved by North-East - Newcastle and North Tyneside 2 Research Ethics Committee (IRAS 195211). It is also good practice to register the study on an international database to let other researchers know about it, this is called a Trials Registry. This study has been registered with the ISRCTN Registry (ISRCTN 11290592).

Team members

David Ekers, Chief Investigator 





Liz Littlewood, Trial Manager





Della Bailey, Clinical Supervisor





Dean McMillan, Clinical Supervisor





Suzanne Crosland, Research Fellow 






Samantha Gasgoyne, Trial Coordinator






Charlotte Kitchen, Trial Support Officer





Rose McNulty, Trial Administrator

Rose is a Research Administrator within Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS FT Research & Development Team, currently working on the Community pHarmaciEs Mood Intervention STudy ( CHEMIST ) with Dr Dave Ekers and has been with the team since June 2011 .

After 7 years of working in the NHS based in Northallerton, and a further 9 years of working for Her Majesty’s Prison Service, Rose qualified as a Management Accountant in 2000 and took up the role of Head of Financial Services within Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHSFT at that time. After 11 years in this role Rose took early retirement before taking up her current position.

Rose is married with a grown up son and daughter and has 5 grandchildren currently living in Australia and Wiltshire. In her spare time Rose enjoys travelling, cooking, walking, crafting, entertaining and spending time sowing, growing and sharing the fruits of her allotment.