National Institute of Health Research

Our people

A large number of people are involved in assessing the research proposals received by the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme to ensure that the projects are assessed in a clear and fair way, embracing the latest expertise, knowledge and opinion.

Our director

Ray Fitzpatrick

Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone is Programme Director and Chair of the HS&DR Commissioning Board (researcher-led workstream). She is Professor of Health Services and Implementation Research, Head of School for Healthcare Sciences and Academic Lead for Impact at Bangor University.  Jo has established an international reputation for research that bridges the evidence – practice gap and has accumulated a body of work focussed on processes, interventions and outcomes for improving health services and care delivery through mixed methods.


Our board and panel members and reviewers

HS&DR Commissioning Board (Commissioned)

The HS&DR Commissioning Board assesses full proposals received through the commissioned workstream, primarily for scientific quality and value for money. The Board is composed of experts from a range of disciplines relevant to healthcare delivery research, and public contributors.

Chair and Associate Programme Director
Organisation
Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone
Professor of Health Services and Implementation Research, Bangor University
Deputy Chair
Organisation
Mr Ed MacAlister-SmithNon-Executive Director at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

Member
Organisation
Professor Antony Arthur Professor of Nursing Science, University of East Anglia 
Dr Juan Baeza Lecturer in Health Policy, Kings College, London 
Dr Jeremy Dawson Senior Lecturer Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield 
Professor Vari Drennan Professor of Health Policy and Service Delivery, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London 
Professor Naomi Fulop Professor of Health Care Organisation and Management, University College London 
Professor Bruce Hollingsworth Professor of Health Economics, Lancaster University 
Ms Denise Howel Senior Lecturer in Epidemiological Statistics, University of Newcastle 
Professor Umesh Kadam Professor of Health Services Research & Clinical Epidemiology, Keele University 
Dr Louisa Locock Deputy Research Director, Health Experiences Research Group, University of Oxford 
Dr Ghazala Mir Principal Research Fellow, Psychiatric and Behavioural Sciences, University of Leeds 
Professor Stephen Morris
Chair of Health Economics, University College London
Mrs Candy Perry Public Contributor 
Mrs Janette Rawlinson  Public Contributor 
Professor Kathryn Rowan  Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre  
Professor Jane SandallProfessor of Women’s Health, Programme Director, King’s College, London
Dr Christopher WeirReader in Medical Statistics, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Associate membersOrganisation
Dr Christopher BurtonAssociate to Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone, Bangor University
Dr Kirstie CroxonAssociate to Professor Jane Sandall, Kings College, London
Dr Nicola Jean MackintoshAssociate to Professor Jane Sandall, Kings College, London
Dr Angus Ramsay Associate to Professor Naomi Fulop, University College London 
Dr Simon TurnerAssociate to Professor Naomi Fulop, University College London

HS&DR Prioritisation Panel (Commissioned)

The HS&DR Prioritisation Panel assesses outline proposals received through the commissioned workstream, primarily for importance to the NHS. The Panel also considers the need for research across a range of key topics, and helps to refine and develop commissioning briefs to be advertised to the researcher community. The Panel is composed of senior NHS managers and clinicians, academic experts and public contributors.

Chair
Organisation
Mr Ed Macalister-SmithNon-Executive Director at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

 
Deputy ChairOrganisation
Ms Hiroo Chothia Public contributor

Members
Organisation
Jennifer BostockPublic Contributor
Dr Kath ChecklandSenior Academic Primary Care, University of Manchester
Mr Jan Filochowski Healthcare Consultant 
Dr Nicola HiltonNHS Manager, Medicine & Cardiac, St  Georges Hospital 
Professor Carmel HughesProfessor of Primary Care Pharmacy, Queens University Belfast  
Ms Candace Imison Director of Healthcare Systems, Nuffield Trust 
Dr Mark LambertConsultant in Specialised Services Public Health 
Dr Paul McDonald Senior Lecturer in Health & Social Care, Newman University Birmingham
Dr Richard McNallyReader in Epidemiology, Newcastle University
Professor Suzanne MasonProfessor of Emergency Medicine, University of Sheffield 
Dr Liz Mear  
Chief Executive The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network
Una RennardPublic Contributor
Professor Sasha Shepperd
Professor of Health Services Research, University of Oxford 
Professor Judith Smith
Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of Health Services Management, University of Birmingham 
Dr Nicholas Steel
Senior Lecturer in Primary Care, University of East Anglia
Ms Tina Strack 
Associate Director, Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership 
Dr Lois Thomas  Reader in Health Services Research, University of Central Lancashire
Professor Carl Thompson Professor of Applied Health Research, University of Leeds  
Iestyn Williams
Senior Lecturer, Health Service Management Centre 
Dr Lesley Wye 
Research Fellow, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol 
Dr Amber Young
Consultant Paediatric Burns Anaesthetist, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

HS&DR Commissioning Board (Researcher-led)

The HS&DR Commissioning Board assesses full proposals received through the researcher-led workstream. The Board assesses importance to the NHS, scientific quality and value for money of the research proposed. The Board is composed of experts from across a range of disciplines relevant to health services research, senior NHS managers and public contributors.

Chair
Organisation
Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone
Professor of Health Services and Implementation Research, Bangor University

Deputy Chair
Organisation
Professor Catherine Sackley
Head of Academic Physiotherapy, Kings College London


 

Members Organisation
Dr Kate Baxter Research Fellow, University of York 
Professor Ruth Boaden Professor of Service Operations Management, University of Nottingham 
Mr Martin Cox Public contributor 
Mrs Carole Langrick Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Chief Executive, The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust 
Dr Richard Laugharne Adult psychiatry – Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust 
Mrs Alison Ledward Public contributor 
Professor Sarah Lewis Professor of Medical Statistics, University of Nottingham 
Professor Ronan O'Carroll Professor of Psychology, University of Stirling 
Professor Paul Roderick Head of Primary Care and Population Sciences, University of Southampton 
Professor Chris Salisbury Professor of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol 
Professor Kate Seers Director, Royal College of Nursing Research Institute, University of Warwick 
Professor Karen Spilsbury Chair of Nursing Research, University of Leeds 
Professor Andrew Street Director of Health Policy team, Centre for Health Economics, University of York 
Professor Matt Sutton
Professor of Health Economics, University of Manchester
Professor Rod Taylor
Chair in Health Services Research, University of Exeter
Professor Justin Waring
Professor of Organisational Sociology, University of Nottingham
Mrs Jayne Wood

Director of Operations, The Walton Centre, Liverpool 


Associate members
Organsaition

Dr Stephan Dombrowski  

Associate to Professor Ronan O'Carroll 

University of Stirling  

Dr Roman Kislov

Associate to Professor Ruth Boaden 

University of Manchester 

Ms Anne Mason

Associate to Professor Andrew Street 

University of York 

Miss Rachel Meacock

Associate to Professor Matt Sutton 

University of Manchester 

Dr Linda Milnes

Associate to Professor Karen Spilsbury 

University of Leeds 

Dr Carole Mockford

Associate to Professor Kate Seers 

University of Warwick 

Dr Rohit Shankar 

Associate to Dr Richard Laugharne 

Peninsula Medical & Dental School 

Dr Sophie Staniszewska

Associate to Professor Kate Seers 

University of Warwick 

Miss Lucy Stuttard

Associate to Dr Kate Baxter 

University of York  

Dr Veronica Swallow

Associate to Professor Karen Spilsbury

University of Leeds

Dr Stephen Timmons

Associate to Professor Justin Waring 

University of Nottingham

Dr Paul Windrum

Associate to Professor Justin Waring 

University of Nottingham


*Associate members support Board members with their paperwork but do not attend meetings.

HS&DR Prioritisation Panel (Researcher-led)

The HS&DR Prioritisation Panel assesses outline proposals received through the researcher-led workstream, primarily for importance to the NHS. The Panel is composed of senior NHS managers and clinicians, academic experts and public contributors.

Chair
Organisation
Professor Rod TaylorProfessor in HSR & Exeter CTU Lead, University of Exeter Medical School

Deputy Chair
Organisation
Ms Jillian EvansHead of Health Intelligence, NHS Grampian

Member
Organisation
Professor Sabyasachi Bhaumik Medical Director and Honorary Professor in Psychiatry, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust 
Ms Claire Foreman Assistant Director of Commissioning, London Specialised Commissioning Group 
Mr David Green Public Contributor 
Professor Bruce Guthrie Professor of Primary Care medicine, University of Dundee 
Professor Jill Maben Professor of Nursing Research. Director of National Nursing Research Unit, King’s College London 
Mr David McNally Associate Director Service Reconfiguration & System Management, NHS North West 
Professor Graham Martin Professor of Health Organisation and Policy, University of Leicester 
Mrs Anne Mason Senior Research Fellow, University of York 
Dr Margaret May Reader in Medical Statistics, University of Bristol 
Professor Gavin Perkins Professor of Critical Care Medicine, University of Warwick 
Professor Glenn Robert
Chair in Healthcare Quality & Innovation
King’s College London
Professor Opinder Sahota
Professor in Orthogeriatric Medicine & Consultant Physician, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Mrs Jean Simpson
Public Contributor 
Mr Steve Sparks
Associate Director Field Team & Implementation Consultant National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence

Reviewers

Our community of reviewers play a vital part in maintaining and improving the quality of the HS&DR Programme projects and outputs. They are sought from a variety of fields, including from those who work in and use NHS services.

To demonstrate our gratitude to our reviewers and acknowledge the important work they do for the programme the names of past year’s reviewers are listed on our website. Please click the link below to access the list:

View a list of HS&DR 2014 reviewers

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