Vee Mapunde

Vee Mapunde


I am responsible for providing overall management for the programme, management of day-to-day operations and providing support for the Director and the Theme leads.

I have over ten years’ experience working in clinical research at the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network where I was:

  • Responsible for business development and implementation of appropriate systems to ensure effective set-up, coordination and performance of commercially sponsored clinical research in Yorkshire and Humber. This included developing strategies for increasing our ability to recruit to time and target, increasing our region's visibility to the commercial sector and performance management. 
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of appropriate local systems to ensure the effective set-up, coordination and management of commercially sponsored clinical research across 14 NHS member organisations within West Yorkshire. This included developing and implementing a strategy for increasing and delivering on commercial research, contributing to the operational delivery, implementing innovative strategies to boost recruitment and retention, performance managing commercial studies and leading on local contractual and financial arrangements.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's