Lorna Jacobs


Senior Programme Support Officer


Lorna joined the CLAHRC East of England in June 2014 from the NIHR CRN: Eastern, Mental Health team (previously named the Mental Health Research Network East Anglia Hub). Lorna line managed the Hub team and lead on the feasibility and set-up of commercial and non-commercial portfolio projects. During nearly 5 years with the Hub, Lorna progressed from the Clinical Studies Officer (CSO) role to the Senior CSO position, before taking leadership of the team during a transitive period. Her background is in research, having worked as Research Assistant at the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge before starting her career in the NHS as CSO for the Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN). Lorna gained a First degree in Psychology from the University of Sheffield, has an intermediate certificate in Counselling Skills and is PRINCE2 Practitioner level qualified. She has previously been involved in research investigating the prosocial and antisocial behaviours of young children during the transition to school. As part of her role in CLAHRC, Lorna leads on the operational side of Patient and Public Involvement (PPI).


Email: CLAHRCoffice@cpft.nhs.uk Phone: 01223 465188