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Dr Marga Perez Casal, Director of Research and Innovation

Marga was appointed Director of Research and Innovation at LHCH in October 2019 having held the role on an interim basis from March 2019.

Marga joined Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital in July 2009 and during her 10 years at the Trust has held a number of senior and strategic management positions. For two years, Marga was Assistant Director of Strategy and combined this with her role as the Trust’s Cheshire & Merseyside STP Cardiovascular Disease Programme Manager. Prior to this, Marga was Deputy Director of Strategy and Organisational Development, and had also been Head of Research and Innovation, and Head of Clinical Quality.     

Marga’s experience includes: 

  • 15 years’ NHS experience covering research, innovation, change management, Listening into Action, strategic partnerships
  • 4 years at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust as Senior Clinical Scientist
  • 12 years’ experience as a postdoctoral research scientist in the field of coagulation and inflammation
  • A number of scientific research publications and presentation of her work at national and international conferences.

Marga’s qualifications include:

  • PhD in Biology