Dr Tim Doulton - Director of Research and Development
Tim Doulton have been a full-time NHS Consultant Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist) in Kent & Canterbury and William Harvey Hospitals since 2009 and Director of Research & Development for East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust since July 2012.
During his higher specialist training he undertook three years of research under Professor Graham MacGregor in the Blood Pressure Unit, St. George’s University of London and was awarded his MD in November 2007. My research areas included the role of sodium and the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in haemodialysis patients and Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) and dual-blockade of RAS.
Art Ationu – R&D Manager
Provides overall oversight of R&D activities and manages the service.
Dr. Art Ationu (BSc, MSC, PhD, MBS, CBiol, MIBiol, CSci, MICR, FIBMS) is a senior manager of Research & Development and a Chartered Scientist. He is an outsource Consultant for the Medical Research Council (MRC) involved in the grant applications peer review process. He is also a scientific peer reviewer and a Member of College of Experts for NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO) Commissioning Programme. He is currently involved in the NIHR Leadership support and development programme, which is a development process for the R&D function within the NHS. He was previously the NIHR Research Support Services Champion for Kent and Medway. Before joining the Trust in 2001, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Kings College Hospital NHS Trust in London, working on translational, haematological, and cardiovascular research. His Doctorate degree was followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management in the NHS. He has over 20 years' extensive experience in medical research, health services research, research methodologies, research management and governance, and has supervised a number of post graduate students, as well as clinicians undertaking scientific laboratory training in bio-medical research. He is responsible for heading up the R&D Department, and day-to-day management of R&D staff. He is working with the R&D Team to develop research capacity and capability, and to develop high quality research governance and management system, and promote patient centred research. He is committed to embedding research into core Trust business. He has published over 50 original research papers and abstracts in high impact peer reviewed national and international journals.