Project Leadership




Dr Richard Feltbower

Richard  is PI at Leeds for PICANet. Richard is a research statistician and has a familiarity with the PICANet dataset. Richard is an accomplished Project Lead with the ‘Yorkshire Specialist Register of Cancer in children and Young People‘. Richard is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds.Richard has  taken over from Roger Parslow, transitioning into the role of Principal Investigator from January 2018.

Victoria Hiley

Vicky is the Operational Development Manager for PICANet. Vicky joined the team in 2017 and manages the day to day running of the project. Vicky had previously worked in the trials unit at the University of Leeds as a Project Manager.

Hannah Buckley

Hannah joined the team in February 2019 as the PICANet Statistician. Hannah is a Senior Medical Statistician with a strong analytic background and over 6 years’ experience of medical statistics. Hannah has worked at both University of Leeds and York Trials Units previously.

Lee Norman

Lee is the PICANet Database Manager. Lee has been working on PICANet since 2011 and was key in redesigning and updating the current web based system.
Please contact Lee if you have database or technical related issues. Lee can assist in report generation, usernames, bug fixes and various web system issues.

Sophie Butler

Sophie is a PICANet Project Officer and deals with enquiries, data request applications, event organising, annual reports, username requests, and website maintenance. Sophie’s background is in admin and clerical support and management and has worked in the NHS and education over the past 10 years.

Please contact Sophie if you have any queries and she will direct you to the right person or place.

Benjamin Fox

Ben is the PICANet  Project Data Manager. Ben has a background in IT from previous roles at the University of Leeds. Ben works closely with PICANet Database manager and Statistician on a daily basis.





Professor Elizabeth Draper

Liz Draper is the co-Principal Investigator of PICANet and is based at the University of Leicester. Liz is a professor of neonatal and paediatric epidemiology. Liz is heavily involved with MBRRACE and other projects including the DEPICT study.

Caroline Lamming

Caroline is a PICANet Research Nurse. Caroline provides clinical support to the PICANet team and manages the programme of validation and support to all the units and transport services submitting data to PICANet. Prior to joining the team Caroline was involved in maternal and child health research projects at University of Leicester and as a paediatric health visitor.

Lyn Palmer

Lyn joined the Leicester team in January 2018 as a PICANet Research Nurse and is working part time, providing clinical input, validation and support to the units and transport organisations. Lyn also works as an ECMO Specialist Nurse and is currently completing her PhD.

Martin Perkins

Martin is a software developer at the University of Leicester. Together with Lee and other colleagues, he is responsible for the design and programming of the project’s data collection and reporting system, PICANet Web.