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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.

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.

Specialties: Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement
Alice Dean

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.

Specialties: Oxford AHSN core team Strategic and Industry Partnerships
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Matt Williams

Matt is the Senior Programme Manager for Mental Health with a particular interest in digital therapeutics. He has over 25 years’ experience working within the mental health, education and voluntary sectors. Matt leads the Oxford AHSN First episode and Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders (FREED) programme and was previously the Oxford AHSN Digital Health […]

Specialties: 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.

Specialties: 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.

Specialties: 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.

Specialties: Programme Office

Sarah Brown

Sarah is part of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Oxford and Thames Valley. In her role as Senior Implementation, Innovation and Evaluation Manager, she works with researchers and clinicians to help improve outcomes for patients and the public by supporting the implementation of ARC research outputs into practice. She works closely with the Oxford […]

Specialties: Clinical Innovation Adoption

Jo-Anne Harrison

Jo-Anne is Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and to the Chief Operating Officer and has over 20 years’ experience working at Board and Director level.

Specialties: Oxford AHSN core team

Guy Checketts

Guy has 25 years’ technical and commercial experience across many sectors of the medical device industry in the UK, USA and Europe. He has developed and launched many new products and led successful change management projects at scale. Guy is passionate about fully understanding the user experience to deliver the best solutions for the patient, […]

Specialties: Strategic and Industry Partnerships

Nadia Taylor

*Currently on maternity leave* Nadia joined the AHSN in September 2018. She has worked in R&D for industry and has over six year’s experience in diagnostic pathology with the NHS.

Specialties: Strategic and Industry Partnerships