Find out more about the NICE Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee members by reading their biographies.
Dr Tom Clutton-Brock FRCP FRCA
Chair, Consultant in Anaesthesia
Tom is a Senior Lecturer and honorary Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine in Birmingham, he has a
He has been a Senior Medical Officer at the MHRA, a
Dr Andrew Cook
Vice-chair, Consultant in Public Health Medicine
Dr Andrew Cook graduated from the University of London in 1994.
After posts in surgery, hospital medicine, emergency medicine and psychiatry he trained as a public health physician in the West Midlands. He is currently a Consultant in Public Health Medicine and Fellow in Health Technology Assessment at the NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) at the University of Southampton, where he works with the NIHR Health Technology Assessment and Public Health Research programmes, and also leads NETSCC's contribution to the European Network for Health Technology Assessment.
Previously he was the first Director of the NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation secretariat, based at NETSCC, and subsequently Director of the Public Health Research Programme Secretariat. He is an examiner for the Faculty of Public Health.
Dr Zahida Adam
Zahida is the Generalist Clinical Lead for End of Life Care for NHS England's Strategic Clinical Network in the East Midlands. She is an undergraduate clinical tutor at the University of Leicester Medical School and holds a research fellowship with the Centre for the Promotion of Excellence in Palliative Care (CPEP) at De Montfort University.
As a jobbing general
Mr Michael Aitchison
Renal Cancer Service Director & Consultant Urological Surgeon
Mr Aitchison is a consultant urologist with a
He was past Chairman of the National Cancer Institute Renal Clinical Studies Group and current chairman of the European Board of Urology Training Accreditation Committee. He has published extensively on renal cancer and is an investigator in numerous national and international trials. He was appointed
Mr Jonathan Anderson
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Biography coming soon.
Dr Chris Carroll
Senior Lecturer in Health Technology Assessment and Course Director of MSc in International HTA, Pricing and Reimbursement
Chris Carroll is a Reader in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), at the University of Sheffield. He has worked as a systematic reviewer on HTA projects for 10 years.
Chris has particular interests in systematic reviews of interventional procedures, HTA processes
Dr Nicholas Chalmers
Nick trained in Radiology in Edinburgh and subsequently undertook a two-year fellowship in Vascular/Interventional Radiology there. Since 1993 he has been Consultant Vascular Radiologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary. He has research interests in peripheral arterial and dialysis access intervention, and in role extension for radiographers.
Nick is currently Treasurer of the British Society of Interventional Radiology (2011-2015), having previously served as Chair of the Audit and Registries Committee. In this
Dr Chris Cunningham
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
Biography coming soon.
Dr Anthony Emmerson
Consultant Neonatologist, St Mary's Hospital Manchester
Dr Anthony Emmerson has been a consultant neonatologist since 1993.
He was the Clinical Director of the combined medical and surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit until 2011 and is the Clinical Lead for the Greater Manchester Neonatal Network and the Medical Director of the Greater Manchester Neonatal Intensive Care Partnership. He has had a long interest also in medical education and is the Head of School for Paediatrics in the North Western Deanery and the Medical Editor of the Journal Infant.
His academic interests include investigating the use of erythropoietin for the treatment of neonatal anaemia and the use of technology for the automatic detection of apnoea in preterm infants.
Mrs Rosemary Harris
Rosemary is a solicitor. Since 1993 she has been involved in complaints and client care, including training, in the legal profession. Her particular interest is communication between professionals and between them and their clients/patients. She has expanded her expertise into that of a “lay” representative within the medical and scientific field.
Rosemary is currently a Lay Examiner and Lay Reviewer for the Royal College of Surgeons of England, also a Lay Examiner and Lay Assessor for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She is also a member of the Women’s Network and a member of the Examination and Assessment Committee for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Other current appointments include: Lay Advisor for Health Education England West Midlands, Lay Member for the General Practitioner National Recruitment Office Steering Group, Lay Member of the West Midlands
Dr Stephen Holmberg
Steve Holmberg trained at St John’s College Cambridge and St Thomas’ Hospital London. After completing his general medicine, he trained in cardiology at Brighton and King’s College Hospital before being appointed as senior registrar at the Royal London Hospital. Dr Holmberg obtained his MD thesis based on his research into cardiac calcium ion channels in Professor Poole-Wilson’s department at the National Heart & Lung Institute.
Dr Holmberg was appointed as consultant cardiologist in Brighton in 1991 and, after holding a number of management positions, became Medical Director in 2012. He led
Mr Colin Howie
Mr Colin Howie is an orthopaedic surgeon based in Edinburgh and Hon Sen Lecturer Edinburgh University with a special clinical interest in arthritis surgery and arthroplasty. He graduated from Edinburgh University then completed his basic training
He is the
Mr Tim Jackson PhD, FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
He has an active clinical and basic science research portfolio with
Dr Tim Kinnaird
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
Biography coming soon.
Dr Neil McGuire
Dr Neil McGuire took up the role at the MHRA at the beginning of 2014 having joined from the Royal Air Force Medical Service (
Dr McGuire’s clinical background is
Dr McGuire has taken a leading role in helping to develop many aspects of clinical practice during his career and he has always had a keen interest in patient safety, particularly in relation to medical devices. He has helped to guide advances in the quality of care delivery in the DMS and the NHS as part of this and it has been done in collaboration with other clinical colleagues and those in industry, engineering and science. He has also been actively engaged with professional bodies and specialist societies in the pursuit of this aim. In doing so he has worked closely with the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.
In Dr McGuire’s new role he and his team work with all of the professional bodies across the UK and they continue to grow relationships with them. Included are other groups such as patients, manufacturers and regulators worldwide.
Mr Kieran Murphy
Senior Director - International Market Access,
Biography coming soon.
Dr Peter Murphy
Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist
Biography coming soon.
Dr Dhiraj Tripathi
Consultant Hepatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer
Dhiraj Tripathi is a consultant hepatologist/liver transplant physician and honorary senior lecturer. After completing undergraduate studies and specialist training in gastroenterology and hepatology in Edinburgh he took up his current post in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham in 2008. He has
He is involved in clinical trials at principal investigator
Mr James Tysome
Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon
He qualified from Cambridge University and University College London, trained in London with Fellowships in Cambridge University Hospitals and Stanford University, California. He is Clinical Lead of the Regional Skull Base Unit, National Institute for Health Research Deputy Lead for ENT and Associate Editor of Clinical Otolaryngology.
He has an interest in
Professor Keith Wheatley
Professor of Medical Statistics
Keith Wheatley is Professor of Clinical Trials in the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU) at the University of Birmingham.
Following 13 years at the Clinical Trial Service Unit (CTSU) in Oxford, he moved to the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU) in 1998 and then to CRCTU in 2009. His main responsibilities are the design, management, analysis and reporting of large randomised trials in the academic setting. Systematic reviews, especially meta-analyses of randomised trials, and biomarker studies are a further major interest.
Current disease areas include paediatric oncology, skin cancer, haematological oncology, renal disease and neurology. He
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