Project Leadership

University of Leeds

Professor 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 took  over from Roger Parslow, in the role of co-Principal Investigator from January 2018.

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.


University of Leicester

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.

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.