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HTA Prioritisation Committee: Social Care


Published: 19 October 2023

Version: V2.0 March 2024

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This committee will advise on the development of topics from across the HTA remit, but will have strengths in the area of social care.


Professor Geraldine Macdonald - Professor of Social Work. Senior Fellow within the NIHR School of Social Care Research and National Speciality Lead for Social Care within the Clinical Research Network


  • Dr Mary Baginsky - Reader in Social Care, King's College London
  • Professor Yvonne Birks - Professor of Health and Social Care/Associate Dean for Research, University of York, NIHR School for Social Care Research
  • Mr David Burling - Public Contributor
  • Professor Deborah Caldwell - Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Bristol
  • Dr Michael Clark - Research Programme Manager, London School of Economics and Political Science, NIHR School for Social Care Research
  • Professor Mike Clarke - Professor/Director of Northern Ireland Methodology Hub, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Mrs Zoë Clarke - Chief Scientific Officer’s Clinical Fellow and Lead Healthcare Scientist, Barnsley Assistive Technology Team, Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr Pete Jackson - Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) Improvement Director
  • Dr Nina Maxwell - Health and Care Research Wales Social Care Specialty Lead; Senior Research Fellow, CASCADE, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
  • Ms Suzie Shepherd - Public Contributor
  • Professor Martin Webber - Professor of Social Work, University of York