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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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rochelle Nelson

Rochelle, who joined the Oxford AHSN in 2014, supports the Strategic Industry Partnerships Director and Communication teams. She has led on streamlining administrative processes within the office and has in-depth knowledge of NHS Procurement systems and processes. Rochelle also assists in the smooth running of the office, supporting the Office Manager. She previously worked for the […]

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.

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