Research Conferences

Research Conference 2022 

3rd November 2022, 09.30-16.00

Our 6th Annual Research Conference will be held as a blended event this year with a host of fantastic speakers. The event is free to attend and open to everyone. Find out more and register here: 

Research Conference 2021 Highlights

 This year we had a blended approach for our 5th annual research conference, with a live audience alongside those watching online on 17 and 18 Nov. Over 300 people registered, including international delegates, from 77 organisations and many professional groups.

Feedback was great; 96% completing the evaluation form rated it as excellent/good.

‘The conference was absolutely fantastic’

‘Came away really inspired’.

‘I love these events. I have been to them for the last 4 years! They endorse what this particular Trust is all about - learning and continuous improvement.’

View our Research Conference 2021 Highlights video below. 

Our Research Conference, “Developing a City of Research IV”,  took place on 17 and 18 Nov 2020. 

Our fourth annual research conference was postponed in May due to the pandemic. However, not wanting to miss the opportunity to share important research findings and highlight the incredibly varied research we are involved in, including vital COVID-19 research, we held our first virtual research conference over two half days on 17-18 Nov 2020.

Almost 300 people registered, including international delegates, 50+ organisations and many professional groups. Feedback was fantastic; 98% who completed the online evaluation form rated the conference as excellent or good. Here are a few comments:

  • I don't think I have ever experienced anything quite like this before from an NHS Trust.
  • This was a really excellent conference and worked really well online.
  • Holding it over two days made it easier to access.
  • Could pick and choose what to watch that was relevant to me, therefore value for money.
  • Invigorating and refreshed my enthusiasm for research.
  • The variation in content was brilliant - a memorable occasion.
  • Really impressed with enthusiasm and passion of colleagues @ResearchHumber for research that makes a difference to patients.

Professor Tony Avery presenting


Steve, Research Support Manager, behind the scenes on the day controlling everything!

You can also access our annual ‘Research changes lives’ video (15 mins) here: 

If you didn’t manage to register and would like the links to the conference recording to view at your convenience, please contact us on:


Programme – Day 1


Tues 17 Nov 2020, 13:30-16:30


Chair (day 1): Dr John Byrne, Executive Medical Director,

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust



Michele Moran, Chief Executive, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust – Welcome


Prof Shanaya Rathod, Consultant Psychiatrist & Director of Research, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust – Psychological impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: Insights from an international survey


Stephen Lock, (Interim) Chief Information and Technology Officer, NIHR Clinical Research Network – Local health needs data and research relevance




Dr Soraya Mayet, Consultant Psychiatrist, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust & Honorary Senior Lecturer, Hull and York Medical School - Telemedicine in addictions: randomised controlled trial results and patient experience


Dr Jane Wray, Director of Research, University of Hull – The STaR Project: Supporting the Transition and Retention of newly qualified nurses




Claire Marshall, Perinatal Mental Health Specialist Nurse, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust  – My research journey; from curiosity to NIHR Clinical Academic Fellowship and beyond  


Dr Margaret Ikpoh, GP Partner Holderness Health & Associate Director for Primary Care Education Hull York Medical School – Research in a pandemic


Sharon Mays, Chair, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust - Round up of first day


End of first day


Programme – Day 2


Wed 18 Nov 2020, 09:30-12:30


Chair (day 2): Dr Soraya Mayet, Consultant Psychiatrist Addictions Specialist,

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust



Michele Moran, Chief Executive, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust – Welcome


Prof Tony Avery, Professor of Primary Health Care, University of Nottingham – Research into practice: development and evaluation of the PINCER prescribing safety intervention in primary care through to national rollout


Dr Rebekah Carney, Research Associate, Youth Mental Health Research Unit Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust – The physical health of young people on mental health inpatient units




Alison Williams, Occupational Therapist, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust – From research clinician to research participant


Dr Liz Littlewood, Programme Manager, University of York - Behavioural Activation in Social IsoLation (BASIL): mitigating the impact of depression and loneliness in older adults with long-term conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic




Sue Long, Research Participant in a Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust study – Tomorrow is another day 


Dr Mark Wilberforce, Senior Research Fellow, University of York – Putting people at the heart of community care


Cathryn Hart, Assistant Director Research & Development, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust – Celebrating research and changing lives (video)


Sharon Mays, Chair, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust - Conference round up


Conference closes