|Professor VKK Chatterjee
Director of Clinical Operations
Nurse Manager, CIW
|Dr Laura Watson
Metabolic Physiologist, MRA
Research Sister and PPI Lead
Healthy Volunteers Study
At the Clinical Research Facility in Cambridge, we have a keen interest in metabolism, energy expenditure and energy balance, and have world leading scientists and state of the art metabolic measurement equipment. Many of the diseases we study require reference data from normal healthy people.
To provide this we have two in-house studies that the general public can take part in – one for children aged 6 to 16 years (CRF 400) and the other in adults, 17 years and over (CRF 149). If you are interested in finding out about your / your child’s fat, muscle and bone mass and how it affects metabolism, and would like to take part in this study, please contact us. The study will involve us taking measurements during an overnight stay in the Clinical Research Facility, and you will be reimbursed for any travel costs. For more information on this or how your child can participate, or to take part in our current studies on the CRF, please contact us or phone 01223 596077.
The Volunteers Advancing Medicine Panel is a recallable panel of healthy volunteers aged 18-65 years who have agreed to provide fresh biological samples such as blood, urine and saliva for researchers associated with the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The panel has been established to enable a quality-controlled supply of human biological samples to researchers undertaking basic science experiments. If you would like more information or would like to take part please contact us.
Patient and Public Involvement
To find out how you can get involved in research, please contact Caroline McMahon, PPI Lead or Treena Becker PPI Co-ordinator. More information about taking part in research can be found here.
The CRF and CIW are located within the Cambridge Clinical Research Centre (CCRC) on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. This is accessed from within the main hospital via the “Rosie Corridor”, which runs between the main concourse, the Rosie Maternity Hospital and the Addenbrooke’s Treatment Centre (ATC). The location is pinpointed on the map below.
Cambridge University Hospitals site map
For a map of the CUH site and a ground floor plan of the hospital (Level 2) please view or download from this link.
Getting to the hospital
For more information about getting to the Hospital, please click on the Getting Here link,which also includes information on parking and bus timetables.