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Single Point of Access to Research and Knowledge

World-class health research

SPARK is a ground-breaking joint research service that brings together LHP’s NHS organisations’ and universities’ research support functions facilitate and deliver world-class health research. It is a Single Point of Access for industry and researchers. SPARK is driven by a dedicated research team that can provide support and guidance throughout a research project’s lifetime, from grant applications through to study set-up.


  1. Research Development– supporting grant and fellowship applications, and industry support
  2. Research Sponsorship– supporting the sponsorship processes across LHP organisations
  3. Study Set up and Governance–  arranged around 4 activity pillars (Cancer, Medicine and Surgery, Speciality and Primary Care) the team support all aspects of research set-up, including contracting.
  4. Research Data Systems- responsible for our digital first research management approach and SPARK performance data, dashboard and analytics

The LHP SPARK structure brings support from across a multidisciplinary team to work together on finalising contracts, costings, and working with the relevant NHS Departments to confirm capacity and capability to undertaken individual research studies.


Read more about the LHP SPARK team here and contact us at:

Liverpool Science Park, Innovation Centre One, 131 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TF

Tel: 0151 794 0119

E: enquiries@lhpspark.nhs.uk

Meet the LHP SPARK Team

Dr Seema ChauhanHead of LHP Sparkchauhans@liverpool.ac.uk
Maxine MartinLHP SPARK Administratormmm@liverpool.ac.uk