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James Lee

Strategic Initiatives Manager

James leads strategic projects and supports the Head of Department across the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences. These include the Research Excellence Framework, outside appointments/partnerships, conflict of interest, research governance, export controls, compliance, data privacy and information security, environmental sustainability, and equality, diversity and inclusivity.

Before joining NDCN late 2022, James spent six years as a Senior Clinical Trial Manager leading on large-scale international EU-funded studies in Sir Peter Horby's group at the Pandemic Sciences Institute, Nuffield Department of Medicine. 

James has worked in a Research Governance capacity (with the Research Governance, Ethics and Assurance Team) for University of Oxford sponsored studies, which included monitoring of clinical trials and supporting high-quality research within the University. He had previous coordinating roles at the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and the Radiology department at the Churchill Hospital.

James is also a qualified exercise therapist and athletics coach, and has undertaken research on the effects of exercise on the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. He is also a member of the University of Oxford's Coaching and Mentoring Network, coaching multiple staff and students in the University, including those that represent the University in sport.


James is a registered coach on the University of Oxford's coaching network. If you are interested in hearing more about coaching, you can contact him directly or via the network