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Single Point of Access to Research and Knowledge

World-class health research

LHP SPARK is a joint research service which brings together Liverpool Health Partners’ NHS and Universities research support functions to facilitate and deliver world-class health research. It acts as a Single Point of Access for Investigators and Research Teams.

LHP SPARK is driven by a dedicated research team that can provide support and guidance for grant applications and works in close collaboration with LHP member organisations, NIHR Clinical Research Network North West Coast (CRN NWC), NIHR Research Design Service North West (RDS), NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast (ARC), Liverpool Clinical Trials Centre (LCTC) and Innovation Agency North West Coast (IA).

This service is provided within the wider context of LHP and the extra support the organisation can offer, including working with the LHP Programme Management Team.


  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 SPARKSeema.Chauhan@lhch.nhs.uk
Maxine MartinLHP SPARK Administratormmm@liverpool.ac.uk