Divya Chadha Manek | Head of Business Development (Commercial)
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Divya Chadha Manek, Head of Business Development (Commercial), National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Divya Chadha Manek is the Head of Business
Development (Commercial) for the NIHR Clinical
Research Network (CRN). Divya’s role is to
maintain strategic relationships with Global and
UK life sciences companies. Divya facilitates key
discussions between life sciences industry and
the Clinical Research Network. Divya provides
advice and works collaboratively with companies
on how they are able to tap into the Clinical
Research Network services to ensure clinical
studies are set up quickly and effi ciently so that
they recruit to time and target. Divya also leads
on ensuring that the Clinical Research Network
is abreast of new study delivery innovations
to ensure that the organisation is evolving to
service life sciences industry requirements.
With a degree in Clinical Psychology and a
Masters in Clinical Research, Divya has worked
with the Clinical Research Network for the past
nine years. Divya’s fi rst role with the CRN was
delivering commercial contract clinical research
within a National Health Service hospital.
Prior to her current role, Divya worked as the
Industry Manager within the Mental Health
team, performance managing and maintaining
oversight of the national mental health portfolio
of studies. Thus, Divya has experience of clinical
research from a site level and from a national
perspective in the UK. Divya is also currently
studying for a PhD in Dementia Care from the
University of Birmingham.


Biosimilars Day 2 - Wednesday 1st November 2017 @ 14:35

Streamlining clinical development of biosimilars

  • Facilitating success - case study examples of working with the biosimilars industry
  • The successful network approach - a UK strategy to drive delivery of biosimilar clinical trials
  • Forward thinking approach - attitudes, appetite and acceptance in the NHS

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