Head of Business Development
Divya Chadha Manek is the Industry Business Development Manager 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 industry and the Clinical Research Network and is the point of contact for the life sciences companies engaging with the Clinical Research Network. Divya is able to provide advice to companies on how they are able to tap into the Clinical Research Network services to ensure clinical studies are set up quickly and efficiently to ensure they recruit to time and target. With a degree in Clinical Psychology and a Masters in Clinical Research, Divya has worked with the Clinical Research Network for the past 6 years. Divya’s first 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 the 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.