Kidney Research Northwest

Trustees of KRNW

The Charity is governed by the Board of Trustees. The Trustees delegate the day to day responsibility for the running of the charity.

The Trustees have appointed an Advisory Scientific Sub-Committee to consider and examine applications for funding, and an Investment Sub-Committee to oversee the management of the investment portfolio.

Appointment of Trustees is governed by the constitution of the charity. The Trustees have the power to appoint new members to fill vacancies arising through resignation or death of existing members. Potential Trustees are often from medical staff within the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, and other hospitals within the North West Region, former renal patients and from the local business community, in order to ensure all round guidance and expertise with the running of the charity. As a result the members are familiar with the objectives of the Association.

Mr A Hammad

Mr Abdul Hammad is a Consultant Transplant Surgeon at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. Mr Hammad is a long standing Trustee of KRNW with over 20 years serving on the board. This December, we were delighted that he took on the role of Chairman of our Board of Trustees. As a valued member of our Scientific Sub-Committee Mr Hammad provides us with his knowledge and expertise when assessing applications made to us for research funding.


Dr A Crowe

Dr Alex Crowe is a Trustee of Kidney Research Northwest and from 2013 until very recently served as the Chairman of our Board of Trustees. By profession he is Deputy Director, Incentive Schemes and Academic Partnerships, NHS Resolution Consultant Nephrologist, Liverpool University Teaching Hospitals

As well as being the Chairman for KRNW, Dr Crowe is also the Chairman of Renal Services meetings at Arrowe Park Hospital, Clinical lead for Kidney Care Network for Merseyside and Cheshire, STEC nephrology representative at Arrowe Park Hospital, RCP Tutor at Arrowe Park Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool.

Dr Crowe holds an MBBS (University of London), MRCP (RCP London), FRCP (RCP London) and MD (University of Liverpool).


Professor Graham Kemp - Chairman Scientific Sub-Committee

Graham Kemp MA DM DSc (Oxf) FRCPath FHEA FRSB CSci

After qualifying in medicine at Oxford in 1980, Professor Kemp trained in pathology before taking academic positions at Sheffield, Oxford and Liverpool, where he has been since 1996. At the University of Liverpool he is Head of the Department of Musculoskeletal and Ageing Science in the Institute of Life Course and Medical Sciences, and Director of the Liverpool Magnetic Resonance Imaging Centre. He is Chair of one of the three University Research Ethics Committees, and is a member of the Management Board of the Discovery Medicine North (DiMeN) MRC Doctoral Training Partnership. He holds an honorary NHS consultant post in Chemical Pathology at the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he also represents the University of Liverpool on the Council of Governors. His main research expertise is in magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging methods. He has more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, and has supervised 25 doctoral research students.


Dr A Sharma

Dr Asheesh Sharma became a Trustee of Kidney Research Northwest in 2022.

Ash is a Consultant Nephrologist at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Trust. He has undertaken a range of local leadership roles including Nephrology Speciality Research lead for the NW Coast region from 2012-18, Associate Medical Director for Clinical Effectiveness from 2018-20, and has been Clinical Lead for Nephrology since 2019. He has recently been appointed as CKD lead and Nephrology representative for Cheshire and Mersey ICS.

He holds a first class degree in Physiological Sciences from Oxford University, BMBCh (Oxford, 1999), PhD (Liverpool, 2009) and FRCP (London).



Research Partners
Liverpool University The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital
Supported by
Mitchell Charlesworth