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


Deputy Chair Organisation
Professor Matt Sutton Professor of Health Economics, University of Manchester


Member Organisation
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