Committee C Members
Dr Kathryn Abel MA, MBBS, FRCP, FRCPsych, PhD
Professor and Director, Centre for Women's Mental Health, University of Manchester
Dr Kathryn Abel is director of the Centre for Women's Mental Health at the University of Manchester since 2001. She completed training in general medicine and following MRCP worked at the Hammersmith Hospital in London before commencing psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry and Bethlem and Maudsley hospitals between 1991 and 2001.
Her research focuses on sex differences in mental health outcomes, maternal condition and neurodevelopment using large national databases, developing and evaluating interventions for mothers with severe mental illness and neuroimaging studies of maternal responsiveness in healthy and ill women.
Dr David Black
Director of Public Health, Derbyshire County PCT
David Black was appointed as Director of Public Health for the new Derbyshire County PCT and Derbyshire County Council in November 2006. He completed General Practice vocational training in 1992, before working in New Zealand in both general practice and psychiatry. His public health training was in South Yorkshire and the Department of Health and first consultant appointment was in North Derbyshire. He became Director of Public Health for Chesterfield PCT in 2002. His interests range from employment and health, harm reduction in substance misuse through to specialised service commissioning.
Dr Daniele Bryden
Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Daniele trained in intensive care medicine and anaesthesia in the North West and Mersey regions and was Intensive Care Society travelling fellow in Oregon and North Carolina, USA. After a period undertaking research at the North West Injury Research centre she now works as a consultant in intensive care medicine and anaesthesia at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Her interests are in medical performance, the delivery of medical training and the practice of medicine within an ethical and legal framework, the latter arising from studying for a qualifying law degree and a Masters in Medical Law at Glasgow University
Lay member, PAPAA
David Chandler has diverse experience, being involved in the voluntary sector since 1993. He has held the posts of coordinator of the Skin Care Campaign at the National Eczema Society, general manager at Teaching Aids at Low Cost, an international healthcare training and education NGO, Chief Executive of the Psoriasis Support Trust and also co-founded and jointly managed the Psoriatic Arthropathy Alliance with his wife Julie. During this time David has been a patient advocate, and given presentations on the patient perspective in Europe and the US, written and published articles, developed awareness campaigns and been involved in the development of both quantitative and qualitative research.
David is currently Chief Executive of PAPAA - The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance a UK patient charity. Prior to moving into healthcare advocacy he worked in commercial business. David is also involved in other committees as patient representative combining his own personal experience of having both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis with that of those his charity represents. David also has a keen interest in social inclusion and equality issues.
Advanced Practitioner Sonographer, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Mrs Gail Coster works for Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. In 1978 she qualified as a diagnostic Radiographer and worked as both a clinical radiographer and as an ultrasonographer for 22 years. Throughout her professional career she has been a member of the College of Radiographers and the British Medical Ultrasound Society. For the last 12 years she has worked in a managerial role which has involved elements of both operational management and the quality and governance agendas within health care. More recently she has undertaken a return into clinical practice at an advanced practice level where she is utilising both her management and clinical experience. Gail has worked with NICE as a member of the medical Technologies Advisory Committee and has worked with the Diagnostic Committee as a non-standing member for development of some guidance related to ultrasound. Being concerned about standards within Radiology Gail has worked on the review committee for the National Standards for Imagine Accreditation and also acts as an assessor for the scheme.
Professor Peter Crome
Consultant Geriatrician and Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Keele University
Peter Crome qualified in medicine from King's College Hospital Medical School. He trained in General Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology at Guy's Hospital. Having worked at Orpington Hospital and King's College London he moved to Keele University as Professor of Geriatric Medicine. His previous posts have included Head of the Medical School at Keele, President of the British Geriatrics Society and Non-Executive Director of Shropshire and Staffordshire SHA. He is presently Secretary-General of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (European Clinical Section). He continues as a Professor at Keele and Director of Research and Development and Consultant Geriatrician at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust.
Professor Rachel Elliot BPharm MRPharmS PhD
Lord Trent Professor in Medicines and Health, School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham
Rachel Elliott is a UK qualified pharmacist with a background in critical care, has a PhD in health economics and her research perspective is in health economics and health technology assessment, focussing on the economic analysis of medicines in real-world settings. She is head of the Division of Social Research in Medicines and Health, at the University of Nottingham School of Pharmacy. The principal research themes of her research group are in the economics of medicines nonadherence, influencing medicines taking behaviour, medicines quality and safety in children, young people and the elderly, pharmaceutical policy and infections. She is a co-opted member of the Health Services Research Network Executive Board.
Dr Greg Fell
Following doing a degree in biochemistry and physiology, Greg took a job as a researcher in a maternity unit. From there, he took a job as a health promotion specialist and worked in a number of health promotion roles over a 6 year period. When Primary Care Trusts were created, Greg worked as a general public health manager in one of the Leeds PCTs with a wide range of portfolio responsibilities. In 2006 Greg entered the Public Health training programme from which he qualified in February 2009. He now works as a Consultant in Bradford. Greg's current role is as a principal advisor to NHS Bradford and Airedale on clinical and cost effectiveness, health care economics, epidemiology, prioritisation, amongst other portfolios. Greg is also the Public Health lead for the YH Renal Network and has significant involvement with West Yorkshire Cardiac Network and Yorkshire Cancer Network.
Dr Wasim Hanif MD FRCP
Professor in Diabetes and Endocrinology, University Hospital Birmingham
Dr Wasim Hanif is a Consultant Physician and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology at University Hospital Birmingham. His research interests include obesity, diabetic renal disease and tackling health inequalities. He is the Chair of diabetes working group of South Asian Health Foundation and is a member of Parliamentary think tank on diabetes. He is a member of Parliamentary Best Practice Consensus Group on Diabetes in South Asians. He is a member of Good Diabetes Care for All: Tackling Health Inequalities a Working Group set-up by National Clinical Director of Diabetes. He has been working with department of health, NICE and various charitable organisations to improve health inequalities and improves access to health care. He was selected for Kings Fund Leadership Programme in Diabetes. He has been involved in producing educational programmes, DVD's and diabetes toolkit for South-Asians. He is a member of Professional Development Group of NICE for prevention of Type 2 diabetes in high risk groups. Produced and authored a report on the gaps in research among South Asians with Diabetes in the UK that was launched at the Houses of Parliament.
Dr Alan Haycox
Reader in Health Economics, University of Liverpool Management School
Biography to follow
Dr Janice Kohler BSc MBChB FRCP FRCPCH
Senior lecturer and consultant in paediatric oncology, Southampton University Hospitals Trust
Jan Kohler is a senior lecturer and consultant in paediatric oncology in Southampton, caring for children with all types of cancer from the Wessex region. She is the local Principal Investigator for several national clinical trials, and has been Chief Investigator for three national/international trials. She is a member of the European neuroblastoma working group, has served on the UK Children's Cancer and Leukaemia executive and until recently chaired the CCL Research Governance Group. She has been a member of the local ethics committee and has had various roles in postgraduate education in Wessex.
A Registered General Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor by background, Emily also has a BA (Honours) degree in Psychology. Her experience includes research, Nursing Officer at the Department of Health for Practice Developments, and as Quality Lead and Chair of a PCT Equality Monitoring Group in Cheshire. She has an interest in performance measurement, and quality standards developed from the users' perspective. Withdirect experience through caring for her terminally ill husband some years ago, Emily's contact with voluntary groups over the years has also given her insights on perspectives from carers and advocates. Currently she is an invited Lay Member on the Clinical Quality and Patient Safety Committee at the local Clinical Commissioning Group. As a Magistrate Chairman in a busy inner City court, and an Ambassador for Diversity in Public Appointments, Government Equalities Office, she is committed to equality and fairness.
Dr Nigel Langford
Consultant Acute Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist
Nigel Langford is a Consultant Acute Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist at Leicester Royal Infirmary, graduating from the Leicester Medical School in 1995. Prior to qualifying he had also worked as a pharmacist and retains membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. He was awarded an MD in clinical pharmacology in 2005 from the University of Birmingham.
He has a long-standing interest in medical education, medical error and adverse drug reactions. He was a member of the NICE Guidelines Development Group for two guidelines looking at the prevention, identification and management of venous thromboembolic diseases. He is an honorary senior lecturer to the Leicester Medical School.
Dr Allyson Lipp
Principle Lecturer, University of Glamorgan
Allyson Lipp is a Principal Lecturer in the Faculty of Health, Sport and Science at the University of Glamorgan. She is a nurse by background and has helped to drive forward evidence based practice via various practice-based projects and publications and her doctoral studies were centred on this topic. As well as undertaking primary research, she is also committed to secondary research, producing and updating systematic reviews with the Cochrane Collaboration on topics centred on wound care. Allyson is also a member of the south east Wales Research Ethics Committee and a local Health Board Research Risk Review Group.
Dr Grant Maclaine BMedSc, MB BS, MEc, MA
Former Director, Health Economics & Outcomes Research, Europe, Becton Dickinson UK Ltd
Grant Maclaine is Director of Health Economics & Outcomes Research, Europe, at Becton Dickinson. After graduating in medicine, he worked as a hospital doctor before undertaking postgraduate studies in economics in Australia and the USA. He has held a variety of country-level (Australia & UK), European and global health economics positions in both the pharmaceutical and medical device and diagnostics sectors.
Dr Andrea Manca
Andrea is a Senior Health Economist in the Centre for Health Economics at The University of York. His research interests focus on the application of statistical methods for the analysis of cost effectiveness and health outcomes data, and the use of quantitative evidence synthesis techniques to support healthcare decision making. Andrea holds an MSc in Health Economics (1998) and a PhD in Economics (2005), both awarded by the University of York. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Health Services Research in 2007, awarded by The Wellcome Trust, and he is currently holding a Career Development Fellowship titled “Developing economic evaluation methods for decision making: the value of access to individual patient data” funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Andrea has evaluated health technologies in several clinical areas including breast and advanced colorectal cancer, endovascular aneurysm repair, coronary revascularisation, diabetes, neck and chronic low back pain, surgical interventions for urinary stress incontinence, and hysterectomy. He is co-editor of the journal Value in Health and senior associate editor of Pharmacoeconomics Italian Research Articles.
Henry Marsh CBE, MA(Oxon), MB,BS,FRCS
Consultant Neurosurgeon, St George's Hospital London
Henry Marsh is the senior consultant neurosurgeon at St.George's Hospital in London where he specializes in brain tumour surgery. He is the leading UK exponent of awake craniotomy for certain types of tumour. He originally studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University before qualifying in Medicine. He has extensive experience of working in countries with limited resources for healthcare (mainly in Ukraine and the Sudan) where cost effectiveness is a very important, and often neglected, question in allocating healthcare resources.
Dr Suzanne Martin
Reader in Health Sciences, University of Ulster
Dr Suzanne Martin is a Reader in Occupational Therapy at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. Her research focus is on new and emerging technologies within Health and Social Care. She is member of the Institute of Nursing and Health Research in the University and currently leads on Connected Health. Suzanne is Chair of the Research and Development Board of the College of Occupational Therapists and is also currently a Council member. In addition, Suzanne is a member of the Office of Research Ethics Committee Northern Ireland (ORECNI) and a trainer and contributor to the Cochrane library. Suzanne has successfully led a range of EU and nationally funded research projects to develop new devices and services to support people living with a disability at home. Currently she is working on Brain Neural Computer Interfaces (BNCI), outcome measurement tools for electronic assistive technologies, and chronic disease management via eHealth platforms.
Dr Claire McKenna, MSci, PhD, MSc
Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, University of York
Claire McKenna is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics (CHE), University of York. She joined CHE in 2006 after completing the MSc in Health Economics at York. She holds a MSci in Mathematics (2001) and a PhD in Theoretical Physics (2004). Her research interests are centred on the economic evaluation of healthcare technologies. She has specific interests in the use of constrained optimisation methods in economic evaluation, the application of statistical and decision-analytic methods for cost-effectiveness analysis, the use of evidence synthesis techniques and value of information analysis to inform policy decisions in health care. Her recent work has involved methods of assessment to inform ‘only in research' and ‘approval with research' policy decisions. Claire has worked on economic evaluations across a range of health technologies in different fields and has contributed to numerous technology appraisals for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Professor Gary McVeigh
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Queens University Belfast and Consultant Physician, Belfast City Hospital
Gary McVeigh is a Consultant Physician/Clinical Pharmacologist in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Queen's University Belfast. He chairs the Drugs and Therapeutics and Risk Management Committees for the Belfast Trust and is Training Programme Director for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Northern Ireland. His academic research interests involve non-invasive evaluation of arterial vascular function and he is a member of the editorial board of two journals. He is currently Standing Chair of a Short Guideline Development Group for NICE and is Vice Chair of Technology Appraisal Committee C.
Dr Paul Miller BA, MSc, PhD
Director, Payer Evidence, AstraZeneca
Dr Paul Miller has extensive experience as a professional health economist working in the NHS, academia and the pharmaceutical industry. He has been Research Assistant at Newcastle University, Lecturer in Health Economics at Nottingham University and a part-time PhD student at Loughborough University. Since 2002 he has been employed by AstraZeneca R&D in Loughborough, Lund (Sweden) and Alderley Park (Cheshire) working in a broad spectrum of disease areas. He also continues to hold an Honorary Research Fellow role at Nottingham University.
Professor Eugene Milne B.Med.Sci (hons) MBBS MRCP MSc FFPH
Director for Adult and Older Adult Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England
Eugene Milne is Deputy Regional Director of Public Health at North East Strategic Health Authority and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Ageing and Health at Newcastle University. He is a board member of the Faculty of Public Health, North East Public Health Observatory and a trustee board member of National Energy Action. Prior to working in public health, he trained in paediatrics, but has, in recent years, focused on development and implementation of regional health and wellbeing strategy. He has research interests in ageing and biodemography.
Prof Stephen G O'Brien BSc (Hons) PhD MBChB FRCP MRCPath
Professor of Haematology, Newcastle University and Honorary Consultant Haematologist, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Steve O'Brien is an investigational physician in the field of leukaemia research,specifically chronic myeloid leukaemia, and was the UK lead clinician for the pivotal trials of tyrosine kinases in CML. He is the Chief Investigator for the NCRN SPIRIT phase 3 trials (www.spirit-cml.org) and a Consultant Haematologist in Newcastle with day to day clinical responsibilities for patients with haematological malignancies.
He has been involved as an expert witness with NICE appraisals on a number ofoccasions. Steve has also been involved in the development of IT systems for clinicalresearch and contributed to the NIHR Information Systems programme.
Dr Anna O'Neill PhD MN BN RNT ENB100
Deputy Head of Nursing & Healthcare School / Senior Clinical University Teacher, University of Glasgow
Anna graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1983 and worked in acute and critical care. Anna leads a postgraduate multiprofessional taught MSc programme as well as supervising undergraduate, taught postgraduate, MSc by research and PhD students. Anna has a strategic role within the School of Medicine, in relation to Clinical Skills Teaching and Assessment for all professional groups, including undergraduate medical and nursing students, and also qualified staff. Anna is also involved in national work, with regional responsibility, within an NHS Education Managed Educational Network.
Anna has clinical and research involvement in Respiratory Intensive Care and is currently involved in research related to alcohol consumption and intensive care.
Alan S Rigby BSc MSc CStat CSci FSS
Senior Lecturer, Chartered Statistician, Chartered Scientist
Alan is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Academic Cardiology at the University of Hull. His main research interest lies in statistical modelling of chronic diseases. He has previously held positions at the Universities of Manchester (ARC Epidemiology Unit) and Leeds (Nuffield Institute for Health).
Dr Peter Selby
Consultant Physician, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Peter Selby is a consultant physician at the Manchester Royal Infirmary and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Manchester. After qualifying from Cambridge and Birmingham he undertook postgraduate training in endocrinology, diabetes and general medicine at Leeds and Newcastle before moving to Manchester in 1990. His main clinical and research field is endocrinology, especially disorders of calcium and bone metabolism. He is currently chair of the Speciality Advisory Committee for training in Endocrinology and Diabetes and has previously been a trustee of the National Osteoporosis Society and the Paget's Association. In addition to his specialist work he remains active in general medicine and is clinical director for acute and rehabilitation medicine in the Manchester Royal Infirmary.
Professor Andrew Stevens MA MBBS FFPHM
Professor of Public Health and Head of Department, University of Birmingham
Andrew Stevens is Professor of Public Health at the University of Birmingham. His academic interests centre on health care needs assessment, health technology assessment and horizon scanning of health technologies. He designed a widely accepted standard model for needs assessment, and edited the four volume Health Care Needs Assessment series. He also edited the Advanced Handbook and Methods in Evidence-Based Health Care. He was the founding director of the National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment at the University of Southampton where he launched the “Health Technologies Assessment” monograph series, and he is the founding director of the NIHR Horizon Scanning centre at the University of Birmingham. In the West Midlands NHS, until 31 Jan 2011 he was vice-chairman of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation Trust, and he currently (2012/2013) chairs the Birmingham and Black Country Comprehensive Local Research Network.
Professor Matt Stevenson BSc, PhD
Reader in Health Technology Assessment, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield
Matt studied Operational Research at Lancaster University where he received his doctorate. Matt has worked for the University of Sheffield for over 10 years where he has conducted cost-effectiveness analyses for NICE, the National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment and for pharmaceutical companies. His research areas are in mathematical modelling and simulation techniques. He is currently Technical Director of the School of Health and Related Research Technology Assessment Group.
Dr Paul Tappenden
Reader in Health Economic Modelling, ScHARR
Paul Tappenden is a Reader in Health Economic Modelling at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) within the University of Sheffield. Paul is the Deputy Technical Director of the ScHARR Technology Assessment Group. Paul is also a member of the NICE Decision Support Unit (DSU). Paul has an MSc in Health Services Research and Technology Assessment and a PhD on the role and value of “Whole Disease Models”, both awarded by the University of Sheffield. He has over 10 years' experience in designing, developing and appraising models. His primary research interest relates to the development and use of health economic models to inform decision-making.
Professor Robert Walton BSc MD FRCP FRCGP DCH
Professor of Primary Care
Robert Walton is a professor of primary care at Bart's and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. His research interests include studying genetic differences that predispose to common illnesses and predict response to treatment. He holds an NIHR Programme grant to optimise therapy for smoking cessation and sits on the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit and Programme grant awarding committees. Previously he was a senior lecturer in clinical pharmacology in Oxford and Head of Genetics at the Medical Research Council Laboratories in The Gambia, West Africa. Robert has been a general practitioner for 25 years in Oxford where he continues to practice.
Dr Judith Wardle
Judith Wardle has had a varied career: 15 years as a university lecturer in English during which time she also studied music; 20 years as a singer/music teacher; and 16 years in the voluntary sector (the last 2 overlapped). Her move into the voluntary sector came after her son became disabled as a result of a road accident. The growing carers' movement in Oxfordshire drew on her talents for speaking, and clear writing and provided training in lobbying, and participation in multi-agency committees. She chaired Oxfordshire Community Health Council at the same time as the Board of Trustees of the Children's Head Injury Trust. Her first paid post in the sector was as CEO of this charity and she later moved to the Continence Foundation. There she took a particular interest in integrated services: lecturing and publishing on the topic. She has served on various national committees, including contributing to the NSF for Long-Term Conditions and chairing the Patients Involved in NICE (PIN) Group from 2005-8. She is now retired.
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