Dr Adele Horobin

Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Manager


Adele graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BSc in Zoology.  Following years of backpacking around the world, and time as a care assistant, Adele returned to studies, completing a Masters in Applied Biomolecular Technology at the University of Nottingham in 2000.  This was followed by a PhD at the University’s School of Pharmacy in 2004.  She then spent time as a Research Fellow, before moving away from the laboratory and into technology transfer, facilitating academics to develop their technologies for specific applications.  Latterly, Adele worked for the Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) – a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) initiative, partnering the University of Leicester and NHS trusts in the region, with the intention to find quicker and better ways of getting research outcomes translated into clinical practice.

Expertise Summary

With a background in laboratory-based research, and experience in working with colleagues in health services research, Adele has an appreciation of basic and applied research processes and in working with the NHS.  She is also experienced in building links with industry, developing business plans and successful funding bids.  Adele has also led on devising and developing a network for researchers, NHS staff and patients, with the purpose of putting research outcomes, and people’s own tacit knowledge and experience, into improved clinical practice and research processes.