Professor Nigel Brunskill

Nigel Brunskill, Professor of Renal Medicine and Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust, is Director of the Leicestershire Academic Health Partners (LAHP) and the University of Leicester Lead for Clinical Research. He is co-chair of the UK Kidney Research Consortium Chronic Kidney Disease Clinical Study Group and serves on the National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine-East Midlands Management Executive Committee. He is also the Director of the NIHR Leicester Clinical Research Facility.

The LAHP partners are the University of Leicester, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS. Through the close proximity and collaborative efforts, Leicester has been able to adapt and target health research to the COVID-19 pandemic with quicker implementation of results to improve healthcare and benefits to the economy, one such example is the RECOVERY trial.