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Artificial Intelligence Health and Care Award - Panel members


The Artificial Intelligence Health and Care Award supports solutions addressing the strategic aims of the NHS Long Term Plan across the whole development pathway, from initial feasibility to clinical implementation.

Phase 1 panel members





Mr Stephen Critchlow (Chair)


Evergreen Group

Qualified Pharmacist; started as a clinical pharmacist in the NHS, now an entrepreneur in health and sustainability and serial investor. Founder of Evergreen Life, focusing on the needs of people and their wellbeing

Dr Peter Bannister CEng FIET (Deputy Chair)

Executive Chair Healthcare

Institution of Engineering and Technology

Academy of Medical Sciences FLIER; CCSO Mirada Medical; Development, validation and commercialisation of devices for surgery, diagnostic imaging, radiotherapy planning, clinical trials, digital health

Professor Theodoros Arvanitis

Chair in Digital Health Innovation and Director of the Institute of Digital Healthcare

The University of Warwick

Clinical Informatics, Health Informatics, Digital Healthcare, Neuroscience, Neuro-imaging, Neuro-oncology, Systems Engineering

Dr Anna Barnes

Clinical Scientist (PET-MRI), Nuclear Medicine, HEE/NIHR-Senior Clinical Lecturer

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

MRI, PET, SPECT, statistics, image processing, image analysis.

Dr Céire Costello

Senior Lecturer

Imperial College London, Department of Primary Care and Public health

Expertise in medical statistics, clinical trials and use of electronic health record data in health service research

Dr Nick de Pennington

Innovate Lead 

Founder & CEO

Oxford University Hospitals

Ufonia Limited

15yrs as neurosurgeon in the NHS, co-founder of health innovation community, founder & CEO of digital health startup

Dr Allison Gardner

Lecturer in Data Science, Programme Director for the Integrated Degree Apprenticeship in Data Science

School of Maths and Computing, Keele University

Experience in data science and developing AI prediction models and expertise in algorithmic bias, evaluating outcomes, diversity and inclusion in technology, AI Ethics

Professor Fergus Gleeson

Professor of Radiology

University of Oxford

Radiology, Thoracic imaging, Lung Cancer, AI, PET-CT

Professor Ben MacArthur

Deputy Programme Director, Health and Medical Sciences

The University of Southampton; the Alan Turing Institute

Data analytics, mathematical modelling, health data, molecular/cellular biology

Professor Nasir Rajpoot


University of Warwick

AI algorithms for deep mining of trends and patterns in histology images for early diagnosis and personalised treatment of cancer

Mr Colin Roberts

Venture Development Director

BioCity Group

Experienced leader in healthcare technology development, venture building, incubation and investment. Particular speciality in medical imaging and associated AI & ML algorithms

Professor Salman Siddiqui

Clinical professor of airway diseases

University of Leicester, College of Life Sciences, Department of Respiratory Sciences / NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre

Clinical medicine, personalised medicine, computational models, AI in healthcare, respiratory disease

Dr Harpreet Sood

NHSE Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer/GP

NHS England/University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Primary care-clinical aspect and administration efficiency healthcare prevention clinical decision support chronic disease management care co-ordination

Professor Emanuele Trucco

Chair of Computational Vision

University of Dundee

Medical image and data analysis; computer vision and image processing; machine learning

Mr Anmol Arora

PPIE Representative

University of Cambridge

Patient and public involvement; generative adversarial networks (GANs); uses of AI in medical education; innovation forecasting; risks of AI; digital innovation; explainable artificial intelligence

Mr David Wall 

PPIE Representative 




Phase 2 panel members





Dr Michael Garrison (Chair)


King’s Commercialisation Institute, King’s College London & King’s Health Partners

Leader in translation and partnering of life science research with industry and investors. Mike’s 41-year career spans the global pharmaceutical, Medtech and UK NHS sectors

Ms Emma Palmer Foster (Deputy Chair)

Healthcare Consultant

EJ Palmer Consulting

Over 25 years' of experience in the European healthcare sector, via investment banking, VC, financial communications and investor relations, journalism and technology transfer

Dr Ayokunmi Ajetunmobi (AJ)

Venture Development Manager


As Venture Development Manager at BioCity, AJ helps founders build breakthrough ventures solving the biggest health and environmental challenges.  AJ obtained his doctorate in clinical medicine.

Dr Owen Arthurs

NIHR Career Development Fellow and Consultant Paediatric Radiologist

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Imaging, Pediatrics, Radiology, NIHR fellowship and RfPB panel funding / grant review

Dr Matthew Blackledge

Leader - Computational Imaging Team

The Institute of Cancer Research

Dr Blackledge is a team leader of Computational Imaging at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) with over a decade of experience in the development of computational techniques for improved medical image analysis and optimisation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocols for clinical trials and clinical practice.

Professor Jim Briggs

 Director, Centre for Healthcare Modelling and Informatics

University of Portsmouth

Health informatics, particularly clinical outcome modelling. Digital wellbeing. Computer Science

Dr Rhodri Davies

Consultant cardiologist and data scientist

Barts Heart Centre/UCL

General cardiology, cardiac MRI, echocardiography (stress echo and transoesophageal). Machine learning, computer vision, image segmentation, medical image analysis

Professor Joanne Hackett

Head of Genomic and Precision Medicine


Deal negotiation; contract drafting; strategic planning; change/project management; team building; communication. Genomics, tissue engineering, stem cell biology, precision/regenerative medicine, biomaterials/medical devices

Dr Hugh Harvey

Managing Director

Hardian Limited

Former consultant radiologist, C-level experience in two leading UK AI health tech start-ups, associate editor Nature: Digital Medicine, co-chair of the Topol Review

Professor David Hogg

Professor of Artificial Intelligence

University of Leeds

Computer vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence

Professor Roma Maguire

Professor of Digital Health and Care

University of Strathclyde

Digital health/care Remote patient monitoring Clinical decision support Patient experience Evidence based care Cancer Chronic Disease Dementia Human factors AI Digital health implementation/evalution

Mr Manish Patel

Head of NHS Technology Transfer

Imperial College London

Health informatics and Medtech expert with over 14 years’ experience in technology transfer, innovation strategy, start-up creation/exit, investment, business development and commercialisation.  Developed, validated and exited from concept multiple projects including decision support, care pathway, AI and CE marked devices and software. 

Dr Kam Pooni

CEO and mentor for Panacea Innovation and Accelerate Cambridge

Glyconics Ltd

A highly accomplished senior business leader with a formidable industry reputation for driving entrepreneurship and commercial success within the life sciences sector

Professor Elizabeth Sapey

Consultant and Professor

University of Birmingham

Consultant Physician in Respiratory and Acute Medicine.HDR-UK Hub in Acute Care Director and NIHR Birmingham CRF. Research inflammation, immunology, pheonotyping, data

Dr Matthew Williams

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Imperial College London

Dr Matt Williams is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist, and leads the Computational Oncology group at Imperial College. His PhD was on logic-based approaches to reasoning with clinical trials, and he is a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics

Miss Alero Dabor

PPIE representative



Mr Steve Edgar


PPIE representative






Phase 3 & 4 panel members





Dr Paul Bromiley (Chair)

Lecturer in Health Data Sciences, Division of Informatics, Imaging and Data Science

University of Manchester

Computer vision algorithm development for automated clinical image analysis, particularly in musculoskeletal radiology and neuroradiology.  Translational research and commercialisation

Mr Michael Wilkinson (Deputy Chair)


Inavya Ventures

Specialist in AI technology applied to personalisation and contextualisation of user experiences within cities

Professor Theodoros Arvanitis

Chair in Digital Health Innovation and Director of the Institute of Digital Healthcare

University of Warwick

Clinical Informatics, Health Informatics, Digital Healthcare, Neuroscience, Neuro-imaging, Neuro-oncology, Systems Engineering

Ms Caroline Cake


Health Data Research UK


Mr Chris Chesters

Senior Health Technology Assessment Adviser

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

 Senior HTA Adviser at NICE, currently in the Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme. Expertise in HTA, health economics & clinical programme development

Dr Stephanie Coughlin

Clinical Lead for Innovation

Royal College of General Practitioners


Mr Alan Davies

Innovative Programmes & Partnerships Director

Health Education England 

Currently on secondment to HEE working to facilitate the spread and adoption of innovative workforce programs in partnership with the AHSN Network and others

Professor Brendan Delaney 

Chair in Medical Informatics and Decision Making 

Imperial College London

Medical Informatics, Systems and Healthcare, Primary Care, Health Services Research, Trials, Patient Safety, Diagnosis, AI

Dr George Despotou

Associate Professor

University of Warwick

Medical device and health IT safety, Clinical decision support, EHRs, Machine Learning, Telehealth, Integrated Care, interoperability, machine learning in healthcare

Professor Aiden Doherty

Associate Professor

University of Oxford

 Reproducible machine learning, wearable sensors, population health, health data science

Dr Aldo Faisal

Reader in Neurotechnology

Imperial College London

Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare, Digital Biomarkers, AI-based Intervention, Medical Devices, Data Science, Assistive Technology, Neurotechnology

Dr Lorna Gibson

Deputy Director

NHS Improvement / NHS England 

Operational acute management Improvement Experience in research management (-I am also on the NIHR HS&DR Funding Committee) 

Mr Pauric Greenan


Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

PACS, RIS, Medical Imaging, Imaging AI

Dr Janak Gunatilleke

Senior Manager

Capgemini UK

Supporting clients with digital health information

Ms Olive Kearins

National Lead Breast Screening Data & Research

Public Health England

Worked within the breast screening programme for over twenty years with extensive knowledge of quality assurance, service delivery models and data

Dr Rubeta Matin


Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Skin cancer, diagnostic tests, artificial intelligence in healthcare, skin disease in the immunosuppressed

Ms Clíodhna Ní Ghuidhir 

Principal Scientific Adviser

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Adoption of new technologies in real-world NHS settings, particularly AI and other novel data-driven technologies

Dr Ned Naylor


Primary Care Provider Transformation NHS England and NHS Improvement

Trained as a general practitioner, practising in the UK and South Africa.Previously led the national STP team and worked to set up the ICS programme, supporting systems around the country to provide more integrated care. Ned trained as a doctor, practising in the UK and South Africa, and holds a Master’s in Public Health

Mr Johan Ordish

Group Manager (Medical Device Software and Digital Health)

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, Devices Division

Medical device software and digital health

Professor Geraint Rees

Professor of Cognitive Neurology, Dean of the UCL Faculty of Life Sciences

University College London

Geraint is UCL Pro-Vice-Provost (AI) and Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences at UCL with institution-wide strategic responsibility for artificial intelligence. As a neurologist and neuroscientist, his research seeks to understand the neural basis of human cognition. Director of the Academic Careers Office at UCL and the Experimental Medicine Academy at the UCLH NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, his activities also involve a non-executive Director role of UCL Business and a Senior Scientific Advisor at DeepMind.

Mr Oliver Reichardt


The Royal College of Radiologists


Professor Salman Siddiqui

Clinical professor of airway diseases

University of Leicester, College of Life Sciences, Department of Respiratory Sciences / NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre

Clinical medicine, personalised medicine, computational models, AI in healthcare, respiratory disease

Professor Cathie Sudlow


Health Data Research UK

Epidemiology, health informatics, health data science, cardiovascular disease, population-based cohorts, stroke genetics

Dr Darren Treanor

Consultant Pathologist

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Pathology Digital pathology Artificial intelligence Health informatics Liver disease

Mr Joseph Waller

Managing Director

Aire Logic

Alongside his company Aire Logic, Joe has contributed to NHS strategy across the majority of national as well as many regional initiatives and programmes over the last fifteen years.

Dr David Wong

Lecturer in AI for Healthcare

University of Manchester

Machine learning for time series and health record data; vital signs and early warning scores; evaluation of digital health technologies

Dr Neville Young

Commercial Director

Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Sciences Network

Innovation, NHS systems, implementation, value propositions, investment, spread and adoption, evidence

Miss Jennifer Camaradou

PPIE representative


Innovation Bid writer/Patient Advocate, EURORDIS.ORG Digital Fellow Summer 2020 - rare disease medicines RD development EUPATI.EU - cohort 4, pharma sponsored training program on full lifecycle development patient advocate 

Miss Alero Dabor

PPIE representative



Ms Josephine Tapper

PPIE representative


Patient and Public Involvement Medical writing Health Policy Pharmaceutical and device regulation

Mr David Wall 

PPIE representative


Former PPI representative, Hull and York Medical School Board of Studies. Current board director, Healthwatch North Lincolnshire