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Professor Gary A Ford CBE, FMedSci

Professor Gary A Ford CBE was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Oxford AHSN in 2013. Gary has led the adoption of innovation in stroke care for many years. He remains a practising clinician as a consultant stroke physician at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is also Professor of Stroke Medicine at the […]

Nigel Keen

Nigel Keen chairs the Oxford AHSN Board, Partnership Board and Partnership Council. He is also Chairman of Syncona Partners, a company funded by The Wellcome Trust which was founded in 2012 and operates as an evergreen investment company, taking an active role in identifying, supporting and developing technologies with the potential significantly to impact the […]

Dr Paul Durrands

Paul joined Oxford AHSN in 2013. He has oversight of all its activities with a particular focus on governance, business planning and work with Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships. ​ Paul has an extensive commercial background, with international experience of licensing, contracting and mergers and acquisitions​. He has also been a director of two local life sciences companies […]

Tracey Marriott

Tracey joined the Oxford AHSN in 2013​. She heads Oxford AHSN’s work to identify and implement evidence-based clinical innovation​. She is a transformational change professional with extensive experience (including in the NHS) delivering complex programmes at a regional, national and international level. Tracey leads partnerships across Europe linking with academic and health partners through the European Institute of Innovation […]

Katherine Edwards

Katherine is an experienced midwife who has worked in a variety of clinical, management and research roles over the last 20 years. Katherine joined Oxford AHSN in 2014. Most recently she managed the Maternity Clinical Network, successfully leading complex region-wide quality improvement projects to reduce unwarranted variation, improve patient experience and address key patient safety concerns. […]

Julie Hart

Julie initially trained as a research microbiologist for Unilever. Since then Julie has been leading commercial teams in the diagnostics and life sciences businesses for nearly 25 years prior to joining the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative (DEC) London at Imperial College in 2013. Julie joined the Oxford AHSN in 2014 […]

Dr Guy Rooney

Guy joined the Oxford AHSN in June 2019. This is a key new role supporting innovation adoption and strengthening clinical engagement with emerging integrated care systems. Guy was previously medical director at Great Western Hospitals in Swindon where he worked for almost 20 years. Guy has been a consultant in sexual health and HIV since […]

Dr Siân Rees

Siân leads the Oxford AHSN Patient and Public Involvement, Engagement and Experience theme, working across the region with colleagues in NHS trusts, NHS England, Health Education England Thames Valley and the Oxford CLAHRC. Siân also carries out research on experiences of health and healthcare at the University of Oxford. She is an Associate Fellow at Green […]

Joe Harrison

Joe Chairs the Oxford AHSN Research and Development Oversight Group. He has been Chief Executive of Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2013. Joe has over 25 years’ experience of working in acute hospitals, including senior roles in large teaching hospitals and district general hospitals. He has a track record for improving patient services […]

Dr Minoo Irani

Minoo chairs the Oversight Group for Patient and Public Involvement, Engagement and Experience. He is Medical Director of Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. A consultant paediatrician, Minoo has experience of working on projects and committees within the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, General Medical Council, Department of Health and Berkshire Research Ethics Committee.

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