Health Services & Delivery Research (HS&DR)

In this section you can read more on the people involved in the assessment of applications for the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme, read the minutes of previous funding decisions and obtain more information on becoming a reviewer or a panel member

A large number of people are involved in assessing the research proposals received by the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme to ensure that the projects are assessed in a clear and fair way, embracing the latest expertise, knowledge and opinion.

Members of HS&DR advisory groups are required to declare any interests which conflict, or may be considered to conflict, with HS&DR business, or may be perceived as influencing decisions made in the course of their work within the HS&DR programme in line with the Conflicts of Interest Policy. Members are asked to complete the Register of Interest form (annually), which is intended to capture long term predictable interests that could be perceived to lead to conflicts of interest. These and other interests are judged on a case by case basis at individual meetings. View the Register of Interests for each HS&DR programme advisory group.

Our director

Tom WalleyProfessor Jo Rycroft-Malone is Programme Director and Chair of the HS&DR Commissioning Board (for both the commissioned and researcher-led workstream). She is Professor of Health Services and Implementation Research, Head of School for Healthcare Sciences and Academic Lead for Impact at Bangor University.  Jo has established an international reputation for research that bridges the evidence – practice gap and has accumulated a body of work focussed on processes, interventions and outcomes for improving health services and care delivery through mixed methods.

Watch the latest director's message.

HS&DR Commissioning Board

The HS&DR Commissioning Board assesses full proposals received through the commissioned and researcher-led workstreams, primarily for scientific quality and value for money. The Board is composed of experts from a range of disciplines relevant to healthcare delivery research, and public contributors.

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Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone Professor of Health Services and Implementation Research, Bangor University
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Professor Matt Sutton Professor of Health Economics, University of Manchester
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Professor Juan Baeza Senior Lecturer in Health Policy, Kings College, London
Dr Kate Baxter Research Fellow, University of York
Professor Ruth Boaden Director, CLAHRC, Greater Manchester, University of Manchester
Professor Annette Boaz Professor of Health Care Research, Kingston University and St George's University of London
Ms Jennifer Bostock Public Contributor
Professor Kevin Brazil Professor of Palliative Care, Queen's University Belfast
Dr Peter Brindle Medical Director (Clinical Effectiveness) Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCGs
Professor Paul Brocklehurst Director of NWORTH and Professor of Health Services Research, University of Bangor
Professor Roshan das Nair Professor of Clinical Psychology & Neuropsychology, University of Nottingham
Professor Jeremy Dawson Professor in Health Management,University of Sheffield
Dr Sandra Duggan Public Contributor
Professor Mark Exworthy Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of Birmingham
Professor Naomi Fulop Professor of Health Care Organisation and Management, University College London
Professor Martin Gulliford Professor of Public Health, King’s College London
Dr Mark Lambert Consultant in Specialised Services Public Health, Public Health England
Mrs Alison Ledward Public Contributor
Professor Louisa Locock Professor of Health Services Research, University of Aberdeen
Ms Jenny McKibben Public Contributor
Professor James Mason Professor of Health Economics, University of Warwick
Mr Ed MacAlister-Smith Non-Executive Director at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, NHS Leadership Coach, Independent Reviewer of Ratings CQC
Dr Ghazala Mir Associate Professor, Psychiatric and Behavioural Sciences, University of Leeds
Professor Stephen Morris Professor of Health Economics, University College London
Professor Julius Sim- Professor of Health Care Research  University of Keele
Mr Steve Sparks NHS RightCare Delivery Partner, NHS England
Mrs Janette Rawlinson Public Contributor
Professor Kathryn Rowan Director of Scientific & Strategic Development/ CTU Director, Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre
Professor Chris Salisbury Professor of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol
Professor Karen Spilsbury Professor of Nursing, University of Leeds
Professor  Christopher Weir Reader in Medical Statistics, Professor of Medical Statistics and Clinical trials, University of Edinburgh
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Lucy Stuttard Associate to Dr Kate Baxter
Roman Kislov Associate to Prof Ruth Boaden
Peter O'Halloran Associate to Prof Kevin Brazil
Zoë Hoare Associate to Prof Paul Brocklehurst
Nicola Gale Associate to Prof Mark Exworthy
Karen Newbigging Associate to Prof Mark Exworthy
Jessica Sheringham Associate to Prof Naomi Fulop
Lisa Hinton Associate to Ass Prof Louise Locock
Roberta Longo Associate to Prof Karen Spilsbury
Linda Milnes Associate to Prof Karen Spilsbury
Rachel Meacock Associate to Prof Matt Sutton

HS&DR Prioritisation Panel (Commissioned)

The HS&DR Prioritisation Panel assesses outline proposals received through the commissioned workstream, primarily for importance to the NHS. The Panel also considers the need for research across a range of key topics, and helps to refine and develop commissioning briefs to be advertised to the researcher community. The Panel is composed of senior NHS managers and clinicians, academic experts and public contributors.

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Dr Peter Brindle Medical Director (Clinical Effectiveness), Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCGs
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Professor Judith Smith Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of Health Services Management, University of Birmingham
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Miss Alison Allam Public Contributor
Mr Jan Filochowski  Retired CEO (Great Ormond Street Hospital)
Dr Nicola Hilton NHS Manager, Medicine & Cardiac, St  Georges Hospital
Professor Carmel Hughes Professor of Primary Care Pharmacy, Queens University Belfast
Dr Suzanne Ii Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford
Professor Umesh Kadam Professor of Primary Care and Public Health Research, University of Leicester
Dr Paul McDonald Senior Lecturer in Health & Social Care, Newman University Birmingham
Dr Richard McNally Reader in Epidemiology, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Professor Suzanne Mason Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Sheffield
Dr Liz Mear Chief Executive, The Innovation Agency (Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast)
Mr James Rimmer Chief Executive, Weston Area Health Trust
Professor Sasha Shepperd Professor of Health Services Research, University of Oxford
Dr Lois Thomas Reader in Health Services Research, University of Central Lancashire
Professor Carl Thompson Professor of Applied Health Research, University of Leeds
Ms Elizabeth Wade Senior Policy Advisor, NHS Improvement
Mrs Adele Webb Public Contributor
Ms Charlotte Williams Group Director - Strategy & New Care Models at Basildon, Mid Essex and Southend Hospital Group, Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Iestyn Williams Reader in Health Policy and Management, University of Birmingham
Dr Amber Young Consultant Paediatric Burns Anaesthetist, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

HS&DR Prioritisation Panel (Researcher-led)

The HS&DR Prioritisation Panel assesses outline proposals received through the researcher-led workstream, primarily for importance to the NHS. The Panel is composed of senior NHS managers and clinicians, academic experts and public contributors.

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Dr Mark Lambert Consultant in Specialised Services Public Health, Public Health England
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Ms Jillian Evans Head of Health Intelligence, NHS Grampian
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Professor Rob Anderson Associate Professor of Health Economics and Evaluation, University of Exeter
Dr Mo Aye Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust 
Dr Jessica Baxendale Senior Analytical Manager, Operational Research & Evaluation Unit NHS England
Professor Sabyasachi Bhaumik  Consultant Psychiatrist, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust 
Dr Alex Bottle Reader in Medical Statistics, Imperial College London 
Dr Sarah Finer  Clinical Senior Lecturer in Diabetes,  Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Professor Anne Forster Head of the Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation, University of Leeds
Dr Tim Freeman Associate Professor, Business School, Middlesex University 
Mr David Green  Public Contributor
Dr Julie Hankin Executive medical director / R&D Director, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 
Ms Doreen Joseph Public Contributor
Professor Brendan McCormack  Professor and Head of the Division of Nursing, Queen Margaret University
Mr David McNally Deputy Director Patient Experience, NHS England, honorary contract with University of Manchester
Mrs Anne Mason Senior Research Fellow, University of York
Dr Abeda Mulla Transformation Programme Manager, Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Professor Catherine Pope Professor of Medical Sociology, University of Southampton
Professor Sarah Purdy Head of School, Bristol Medical School and Professor of Primary care, University of Bristol
Dr Rebecca Randall Associate Professor in Applied Health Research, University of Leeds
Dr Karen Ritchie Deputy Director, Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Mrs Jean Simpson Public Contributor
Ms Alison Thompson Head of R&D, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Catherine Walshe Professor in Palliative Care, Lancaster University
Professor Robert West Professor of Biostatistics, University of Leeds

Reviewers

Our community of reviewers play a vital part in maintaining and improving the quality of the HS&DR Programme projects and outputs. They are sought from a variety of fields, including from those who work in and use NHS services.

To demonstrate our gratitude to our reviewers and acknowledge the important work they do for the programme the names of past year’s reviewers are listed on our website. Please click the link below to access the list:

View a list of HS&DR 2017 reviewers.