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HS&DR Funding Committee members


HS&DR Funding Committee

The HS&DR Funding Committee assesses stage 1 and 2 proposals received through the commissioned and researcher-led workstreams. At stage one, the committee considers applications primarily for need and importance, and at stage two primarily for scientific quality and value for money. The committee is composed of experts from a range of disciplines relevant to health and social care delivery research, and public contributors.

Chair and Programme Director: 

  • Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone - Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University

Deputy Chair: 

  • Professor Matt Sutton - Professor of Health Economics, University of Manchester


  • Dr Sarah Louise Alderson - NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care, University of Leeds
  • Miss Alison Allam - Public Contributor
  • Professor Jane Appleton - Professor of Primary and Community Care Department of Midwifery, Community and Public Health Oxford Brookes University
  • Ms Katja Behrendt - Strategic Planning Manager, Innovation Delivery Lead, Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust
  • Professor Kam Bhui - Professor Cultural Psychiatry and Epidemiology & Hon. Consultant Psychiatrist, Queen Mary University of London
  • Professor Debra Bick - Professor of Clinical Trials in Maternal Health, University of Warwick
  • Professor Chris Bojke - Chair in Health Economics (Specialising in Health Technology Assessment) University of Leeds
  • Dr Laura Bojke - Reader Health Economics & Outcomes Measurement, University of York
  • Dr Andrew Booth - Reader (Health Informatics) School of Health & Related Research (ScHARR) University of Sheffield
  • Dr Stephen Bradley - General Practitioner & Clinical Research Fellow, University of Leeds
  • Professor Katherine Checkland - Professor of Health Policy and Primary Care, University of Manchester
  • Dr Brendan Collins - Head of Health Economics, Welsh Government (Secondment from Department of Public Health & Policy, University of Liverpool)
  • Dr Peter Coventry - Senior Lecturer Health Services Research Department of Health Sciences University of York
  • Ms Dawn Craig - Professor of Practice in Evidence Synthesis, Population Health Sciences Institute; Co-Director NIHR Innovation Observatory, Newcastle University
  • Professor Dawn Dowding - Professor in Clinical Decision Making, Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester
  • Dr Sandra Duggan - Public Contributor
  • Dr Sarah Finer - Clinical Senior Lecturer in Diabetes, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Dr Lorna Gibson - Deputy Director, NHSE-I Improvement
  • Professor Rebecca Harris - Professor of Dental Public Health, The University of Liverpool
  • Ms Sandy Harvey - Public Contributor
  • Mr Gareth Hooper - Assistant Professor in Healthcare Leadership and Management, Coventry University
  • Professor Jane Hopkinson - Professor of Nursing, Cardiff University
  • Dr Kerryn Husk - Senior Research Fellow- Health Services, University of Plymouth
  • Dr Matthew Jones - Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice and NIHR Transitional Research Fellow University of Bath
  • Professor Sue Jordan - Professor of Health Services Research (personal research chair), Swansea University
  • Ms Doreen Joseph - Public Contributor
  • Dr Mona Kanaan - Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) Health Research and Statistics, University of York
  • Professor Kamlesh Khunti - Professor of Primary Care Diabetes & Vascular Medicine Diabetes Research Centre, Director of NIHR CLAHRC, University of Leicester
  • Ms Alison Ledward - Public Contributor
  • Professor Jill Maben - Professor of Health Services Research and Nursing, University of Surrey
  • Dr Tiritega Mawaka - CHC Manager, NHS Continuing Healthcare, Lewisham CCG
  • Dr Gerald McKenna - Clinical Reader / Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Queen's University Belfast
  • Dr Rachel Meacock - Senior Lecturer Health Economics, The University of Manchester
  • Mrs Samantha Midwinter - OT Assistant Team Manager, Advice and Wellbeing Hub Directorate of Adult Care & Health Services, Reading Council
  • Miss Robina Mir - Public Contributor
  • Dr Silviya Nikolova - Lecturer in Health Economics, University of Leeds
  • Dr Adam Noble - Lecturer in Health services research (Neurology), University of Liverpool
  • Professor Alicia O’Cathain - Professor of Health Services Research, University of Sheffield
  • Mrs Linda Parton - Public Contributor
  • Dr Mark Pearson - Senior Lecturer in Implementation Science & Knowledge Mobilisation, Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre, Hull York Medical School
  • Professor Catherine Pope - Professor of Medical Sociology, University of Oxford
  • Professor Andrew Price - Professor of Orthopaedics and Musculo-skeletal Science, University of Oxford & Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Professor Sarah Purdy - Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) University of Bristol, Senior Team Executive Office
  • Dr Rebecca Randell - Professor of Digital Innovations in Healthcare, University of Bradford/Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research
  • Mr James Rimmer - Chief Executive, NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Dr Carol Rivas - Associate Professor, Social Policy and Programme Evaluation, UCL
  • Mr Martin Rolph - Public Contributor
  • Professor Julius Sim - Professor of Health Care Research, University of Keele
  • Ms Peta Stross - Chief Operating Officer, Salford Primary Care Together
  • Mrs Victoria Tatton - Registered Practitioner (Social work), Adult Social Care and Health, Kent County Council
  • Professor Carl Thompson - Professor of Applied Health Research, University of Leeds
  • Dr Victoria Tzortziou Brown - General Practitioner and CCG Lead in Integrated Care and Research, NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Dr Louella Vaughan - Senior Clinical Fellow Acute Medicine, The Nuffield Trust
  • Professor Fiona Verity - Director, Wales School for Social Care Research, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University
  • Professor Louise Wallace - Professor of Psychology & Health, The Open University
  • Dr Alan Watkins - Associate Professor (Statistics) Swansea University
  • Mrs Adele Webb - Public Contributor
  • Professor Robert West - Professor of Biostatistics, University of Leeds
  • Ms Charlotte Williams - Director of Strategy, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Andrea Williamson - General Practitioner and Clinical Senior University Lecturer, General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow