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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.

Katie Lean

Katie has over 30 years’ experience in the NHS – her clinical background is in nursing and midwifery. She has worked in research, risk management and quality improvement. At the Oxford AHSN she initially worked within the Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative where she led the national patient safety Acute Kidney Injury programme, including the award- […]

Workforce Innovation

Ferdinand Manansala

Ferdinand supports the Clinical Innovation Adoption team and has over ten years experience working within the administrative and management setting. He has been working in the NHS since 2010 carrying out roles within acute, community and mental health settings. Outside work Ferdinand is a big fan of basketball.

Clinical Innovation Adoption

Martin Leaver

Martin is an experienced communications professional with a background in journalism and public relations. He has worked with the Oxford AHSN since 2013. He oversees links with its many partners across the NHS, universities and industry and coordinates communications including websites, newsletters, publications and social media. Martin works closely with communications leads in England’s other AHSNs. […]

Oxford AHSN core team

Amy Izzard

Amy supports the Chief Operating Officer and programme office to ensure the delivery of the Oxford AHSN’s programmes. She is the main HR link between Oxford AHSN and our host Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Amy also works closely with the Head of Communications on a variety of projects.

Oxford AHSN core team Programme Office

Emma Fairman

Emma became a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) in 2010 and has 14 years’ experience in NHS financial and management accounting having worked at Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Health Education England.

Oxford AHSN core team

Samantha Collins

Samantha provides programme support to the CIA team. Prior to joining the Oxford AHSN in July 2019 she worked in incident reporting, governance and risk management within a NHS trust.

Clinical Innovation Adoption

Eileen Dudley

Eileen leads on the Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme and continues to practise clinically as a midwife. Eileen has held various NHS positions including operational, supervision and quality improvement roles. She is project lead for the award-winning intelligent intermittent auscultation in labour programme.

Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement

Marianna Lepetyukh

Marianna joined the Oxford AHSN in 2017. She leads on the Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Endoscopy workstreams. Marianna has over 15 years’ experience in commercial and business development in both multinational companies and the NHS, with expertise in delivering income and business generation projects, strategic business planning and business modelling.

Clinical Innovation Adoption

Ashley Aitken

Ashley joined the AHSN in 2015, as part of our Strategic and Industry Partnerships team. During her time with us, she has participated in numerous service evaluation projects including the implementation of point of care flu testing. Ashley has also been involved in providing early stage business and product support for many SMEs and innovators. […]

Strategic and Industry Partnerships

Lucy Walters

Lucy joined the Oxford AHSN in January 2021. She is responsible for managing events and communications for the Community Involvement and Workforce Innovation team both within and outside the organisation. She has over ten years’ experience in events and project management within corporate and academic fundraising settings. Lucy has a degree in International Events Management […]

Community Involvement Workforce Innovation