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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 directors

Ray FitzpatrickProfessor Ray Fitzpatrick, is Programme Director and Chair of the HS&DR Commissioning Board (researcher-led workstream). He is Professor of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Oxford, Fellow and Dean of Nuffield College, Oxford and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Professor Fitzpatrick’s research is focused on health services research, especially evaluating outcomes of interventions, whether through trials or other study designs and with a focus on interventions for long-term conditions. He has directed a range of research studies for the Department of Health on patient reported outcome measures (PROMs).

Kieran Walshe Professor Kieran Walshe, is Associate Programme Director and Chair of the HS&DR Board (commissioned workstream). He is Professor of Health Policy and Management at Manchester Business School, editor of the journal Health Services Management Research, and a board member of the Health Services Research Network and the European Health Management Association. Professor Walshe has particular research interests in quality and performance in healthcare organisations; the governance, accountability and performance of public services; and the use of evidence in policy evaluation and decision-making.


Our board 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 (HDR)
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Professor Kieran Walshe
Professor of Health Policy and Management, Manchester Business School

Deputy Chair
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Professor Jo Rycroft-MaloneProfessor of Health Services and Implementation Research, Bangor University

Member
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Mrs Angela BarnardPublic contributor
Dr Jeremy Dawson
Senior Lecturer Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield
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
Dr Umesh KadamSenior Lecturer in General Practice/Epidemiology, Keele University
Professor Vari Drennan
Professor of Health Policy and Service Delivery, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London
Professor Ewan FerlieProfessor and Head of Department of Management, King’s College, London
Professor Claire Goodman
Professor of Health Care Research, University of Hertfordshire
Professor Jane Sandall
Professor of Women’s Health, Programme Director, King’s College, London
Professor Irene Higginson OBE
Head of Department, Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King’s College, London
Professor Antony ArthurProfessor of Nursing Science, University of East Anglia
Dr Juan BaezaLecturer in Health Policy, Kings College, London
Dr Louisa LocockDeputy Research Director, Health Experiences Research Group, University of Oxford
Dr Ghazala MirPrincipal Research Fellow, Psychiatric and Behavioural Sciences, University of Leeds
Professor Stephen MorrisChair of Health Economics, University College London
Mr Ed MacAlister-SmithChair of HS&DR Commissioned Panel
Mrs Candy PerryPublic Contributor
Mrs Janette Rawlinson Public Contributor
Dr Christopher WeirReader in Medical Statistics, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Professor Kathryn Rowan Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre 

Associate membersOrganisation
Dr Angus RamsayAssociate to Professor Naomi Fulop, University College London
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 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
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Mr Ed Macalister-SmithNon-Executive Director at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

 
Deputy ChairOrganisation
Ms Hiroo Chothia Public contributor

Members
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Dr Lorna Aucott
Senior Lecturer/ Medical Statistician, University of Aberdeen
Jennifer Bostock
Public Contributor
Mr Alastair Mitchell-Baker
Director, Tricordant Ltd
Una Rennard
Public Contributor
Dr Kath Checkland
Senior Academic Primary Care, University of Manchester
Dr Nicholas Steel
Senior Lecturer in Primary Care, University of East Anglia
Dr Tanya Huehns
Head of Patient Safety, National Patient Safety Agency
Dr Shanti Vijayaraghavan
Consultant Physician and Associate Medical Director, Newham University Hospital Trust
Ms Marina Lupari
Head of Nursing, Northern Health and Social Services Board
Professor Suzanne Mason
Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Sheffield 
Ms Candace Imison Director of Healthcare Systems, Nuffield Trust 
Ms Tina Strack Associate Director, Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership 
Dr Lesley Wye Research Fellow, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol 
Dr Paul McDonald Research Manager, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust 
Mr Jan Filochowski Healthcare Consultant 

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
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Professor Ray Fitzpatrick
Professor of Public Health & Primary Care, University of Oxford

Deputy Chair
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Professor Marion Campbell
Director, Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Members
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Professor Matt Sutton
Professor of Health Economics, University of Manchester
Dr Timothy Riley
Chief Executive, Wellstate Group
Professor Paul Roderick
Head of Primary Care and Population Sciences, University of Southampton
Mr Martin Cox
Public contributor
Professor Mary Dixon-Woods
Professor of Medical Sociology, University of Leicester
Professor Catherine Sackley
Professor of Rehabilitation, University of East Anglia
Professor Kate Seers
Director, Royal College of Nursing Research Institute, University of Warwick
Dr Richard Laugharne
Adult psychiatry – Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust
Professor Chris Salisbury
Professor of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol
Mrs Carole Langrick
Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Chief Executive, The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Professor Andrew Street
Director of Health Policy team, Centre for Health Economics, University of York
Mrs Alison Ledward
Public contributor
Professor Christopher Todd
Professor of Primary Care and Community Health, University of Manchester
Professor Ronan O'Carroll
Professor of Psychology, University of Stirling
Mr Michael Pinkerton
Director of Transformation
Doncaster Royal Infirmary
Mrs Jayne Wood

Director of Operations, The Walton Centre, Liverpool 

Professor Justin Waring
Professor of Organisational Sociology, University of Nottingham
Professor Karen Spilsbury
Chair of Nursing, University of York
Dr Kate BaxterResearch Fellow, University of York
Professor Ruth BoadenProfessor of Service Operations Management, University of Nottingham
Professor Sarah LewisProfessor of Medical Statistics, University of Nottingham
Professor Rod TaylorChair in Health Services Research, University of Exeter

Associate members
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Dr Sophie Staniszewska

Associate to Professor Kate Seers

University of Warwick

Dr Carole Mockford

Associate to Professor Kate Seers

University of Warwick

Dr Graham Martin

Associate to Professor Mary Dixon-Woods

University of Leicester

Professor Frances Rapport

Associate to Professor John Williams

University of Swansea

Dr Stephen Roberts

Associate to Professor John Williams

University of Swansea

Ms Anne Mason

Associate to Professor Andrew Street

University of York

Dr Katrina Lavelle

Associate to Professor Christopher Todd

The University of Manchester

Dr Sally Atkinson

Associate to Mr Mike Pinkerton

Research Project Manager

Dr Stephan Dombrowski 

Associate to Professor Ronan O'Carroll

University of Stirling 

Dr Rohit Shankar

Associate to Dr Richard Laugharne

Peninsula Medical & Dental School

Dr Toby Smith

Associate to Professor Cath Sackley

University of East Anglia

Miss Rachel Meacock

Associate to Professor Matt Sutton

University of Manchester

Dr Elizabeth Hughes

Associate to Professor Karen Spilsbury

University of York

Dr Emma Rowley

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

Deputy Chair
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Ms Jillian EvansHead of Health Intelligence, NHS Grampian

Member
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Professor Sabyasachi Bhaumik
Medical Director and Honorary Professor in Psychiatry, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Ms Julie Parkes
Assistant Director Comm Services & Clinical Support, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Michael Coupe
Director of Strategy & Planning, North Bristol NHS Trust
Professor Gavin Perkins
Professor of Critical Care Medicine, University of Warwick
Mr Tony Ranzetta
Accountable Officer, Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group
Ms Claire Foreman
Assistant Director of Commissioning, London Specialised Commissioning Group
Professor Glenn Robert
Chair in Healthcare Quality & Innovation
King’s College London
Professor Jill Maben
Professor of Nursing Research. Director of National Nursing Research Unit, King’s College London
Professor Opinder Sahota
Professor in Orthogeriatric Medicine & Consultant Physician, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Professor Graham Martin
Professor of Health Organisation and Policy, University of Leicester
Mr Steve Sparks
Associate Director Field Team & Implementation Consultant National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence
Mrs Anne Mason
Senior Research Fellow, University of York
Dr Patsy Staddon
Public Contributor
Dr Margaret May
Reader in Medical Statistics, University of Bristol
Mr John McGrath
Consultant Surgeon & Honorary Senior Lecturer, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust
Mr David McNally
Associate Director Service Reconfiguration & System Management, NHS North West
Professor Bruce Guthrie
Professor of Primary Care medicine, University of Dundee
Professor Louise Wallace
Professor Psychology & Health, Coventry University
Dr Joan Costa-FontReader (Associate Professor) in Political Economy
Mr David Green Public Contributor 
Mrs Jean Simpson Public Contributor 

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 2013 reviewers

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