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Julie Bieles

NIHR Mental Health Translational Research Collaboration Manager, Mental Health Mission Operational Lead

I manage the Mental Health Translational Research Collaboration (MH-TRC). This is hosted by NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). It brings together world-leading research expertise and infrastructure - located in the major universities and NHS Trusts across the UK - to accelerate translation of discoveries in mental health research into clinical practice. It currently involves nine of the NIHR’s BRCs and several additional centres of excellence across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

The MH-TRC is also responsible for delivery of the OLS/NIHR Mental Health Mission, of which I am Operational Lead.

I am a chartered Physiotherapist, with a PhD in Physiology, and have post-doc experience co-ordinating early phase clinical trials. Immediately prior to my current role I worked at NIHR in Twickenham and was responsibile for the commissioning of the latest round of BRCs (~£800m of funding allocated for 5 years from 1 December 2022).

Prior to retraining as a physiotherapist I worked for ~15 years in business as both a management consultant and a project manager. My first degree was in Chemistry (Imperial)