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Our people

Oxford AHSN Directors and Board members are listed first. Scroll down or click through to the next pages for other members of the Oxford AHSN team. Alternatively, you can refine your search by using the specialties listed below.

Fran Butler

Fran has worked in a variety of roles within the NHS including in public health, as GP practice manager and, most recently, as Dementia Clinical Network Manager for the Oxford AHSN. In this latter role she managed a number of projects including improving services for people with young onset dementia, and best practice networks for […]

Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement

Matthew Epton

Matthew has over ten years’ experience working in the NHS in primary care, holding operational management, strategic management and commissioning roles. He also has worked in adult social care business support and performance management. Matthew has an academic research background with a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division.

Clinical Innovation Adoption

Flora Gleave

Flora has supported the COVID-19 national testing programme and the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative. Currently, she is project managing several National Consortium of Intelligent Medical Imaging (NCIMI) projects delivering intelligent medical imaging solutions to address unmet needs in the healthcare system. Flora joined the Oxford AHSN in November 2018. She previously worked as a project […]

Strategic and Industry Partnerships

Alice Dean

Alice joined the Oxford AHSN in July 2019. She has more than ten years’ experience as an executive assistant working at board and director level in the NHS, higher education and publishing.

Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement

Rochelle Nelson

Rochelle, who joined the Oxford AHSN in 2014, is currently supporting the Strategic and Industry Partnerships team with communications and marketing activities including managing content for websites and social media. She also supports the Head of Communications on communications with a wide range of stakeholders.

Oxford AHSN core team Strategic and Industry Partnerships

Matt Williams

Matt leads the Oxford AHSN Sleepio project and the FREED early intervention in eating disorders programme. He has over 20 years’ experience working within the mental health, education and voluntary sectors. Matt was previously the Oxford AHSN Early Intervention in Psychosis Clinical Network Manager. He facilitates the multi-agency Thames Valley Suicide Prevention and Intervention Network […]

Clinical Innovation Adoption

Tara Gradwell

Tara joined in September 2018 and provides programme support to the Corporate and Patient Safety Collaborative (Maternity Network) and additional administration support across the teams. She has worked in the NHS for 11 years, supporting maternity and clinical governance teams.

Programme Office

Alison Gowdy

Alison has over 15 years’ experience in the NHS working in senior acute operational roles. She has extensive experience liaising with clinical teams and commissioners, working across organisations to improve patient pathways and in delivering change management programmes.

Clinical Innovation Adoption

Lauren Holden

Lauren joined the Oxford AHSN in September 2018 to provide Programme Office and HR support. She has ten years’ administration experience in the NHS and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Lauren works closely with the Head of Corporate Affairs and People and leads on recruitment administration.

Programme Office

Sarah Brown

Sarah is part of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) team for Oxford and Thames Valley, which she joined at the beginning of April 2020. She works across the University of Oxford and the Oxford AHSN, working with researchers and clinicians to help improve outcomes for patients and the public by supporting the implementation of […]

Clinical Innovation Adoption