HDR UK Programme Manager

University of Birmingham


Email address: k.w.dunn@bham.ac.uk

Mr Kevin Dunn

Leadership Team


Kevin started his career in the NHS as a Youth Trainee in 1998. Since this time, he has gained experience mainly in the fields of Health Informatics, Oncology, Research & Development and Innovation Management.

He was one of the initial recruits to the National Cancer Research Network (NCRN) which was formed in 2001 and designed one of the first regional databases for capturing and monitoring clinical trial recruitment data. Kevin has a degree in Business Management and also holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA).

With a passion for innovation, Kevin set up the first ever ‘national’ cancer multidisciplinary team (MDT) for the diagnosis and treatment of Ewing’s Sarcomas. He was formerly Head of Research, Innovation and Clinical Audit for a Specialist Orthopaedic Hospital. Kevin spent a lot of his career as a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) GCP Facilitator and taught Good Clinical Practice (GCP) across the region for healthcare professionals and academics involved in Clinical Research. In recognition for this, Kevin was invited to become a question setter and adjudicator for the Royal College of Physicians; Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine.

Kevin now teaches on the Health Data Fundamentals module, as part of the MSc Health Data Science Masters programme at the University of Birmingham.

In his spare time, Kevin is involved with a local Ramblers charity group, which involves organising and leading group walks and weekends away. Kevin is also the former Chairman of New Cross Hospital Kidney Patients Association, a registered charity that raises money for patients with kidney failure.  Kevin is quite musical and plays the guitar, piano and likes to sing. He was one of the founding members of the ‘ROH House Band’, a hospital band that raises money for charity.  Kevin also enjoys photography, cooking, running, gardening and travelling.

Kevin is ambitious, creative and visionary and is determined to transform health and social care services for the benefit of patients and service users.

Additional HDR Midlands Team Members

Dr David Lo

Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine
University of Leicester

Professor Robert Laramee

University of Nottingham

Zoë Turner

Senior Data Scientist
The Strategy Unit (NHS ML)

Mr Chris Dyke

Head of Connectivity
Medilink Midlands