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Our people

Health Innovation Oxford and Thames Valley Directors and Board members are listed first. Scroll down or click through to the next pages for other members of our team. Alternatively, you can refine your search by using the specialties listed below.

Neil Macdonald

Neil’s second stint at Buckinghamshire Healthcare began in July 2013 as Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Surgery and Critical Care, becoming Chief Operating Officer in April 2015. Neil was appointed interim Chief Executive Officer in March 2018, taking on the role on a permanent basis in January 2019.

Specialties: Oxford HIN Board

Professor Keith Channon

Keith was appointed Director of the Oxford Academic Health Partners in December 2019. He joined the Board in 2020. Keith is an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) and is Field Marshal Earl Alexander Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford. He directed the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre from 2010-18. Keith is […]

Specialties: Oxford HIN Board

Steve McManus

Steve is Chief Executive of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, a role he has held since January 2017. Steve’s NHS career dates back 35 years and includes both clinical and managerial responsibilities. He began training as a nurse in 1987 and has gone on to hold a number of senior roles. He chairs the […]

Specialties: Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement Oxford HIN Board

Peter Ellingworth

Peter leads the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI), the UK trade association which has 390 members across medical devices, diagnostics and digital health. He sits on the Government’s Life Sciences Council, the sector specific Health Technology Partnership which supports it and a number of the expert groups that feed into the delivery of the Life […]

Specialties: Strategic and Industry Partnerships Oxford HIN Board

Dr Nick Broughton

Nick took over as Interim Chief Executive of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System in July 2023. His substantive post is Chief Executive of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, a position he has held since 2020. As a consultant psychiatrist for more than 20 years specialising in forensic psychiatry, he has held medical […]

Specialties: Oxford HIN Board

Ashley Aitken

Ashley joined in 2015, as part of our Strategic and Industry Partnerships team. During her time with us, she has participated in numerous service evaluation projects including the implementation of point of care flu testing. Ashley has also been involved in providing early stage business and product support for many SMEs and innovators. She is […]

Specialties: Strategic and Industry Partnerships
Ashley Aitken

Martin Leaver

Martin is an experienced communications professional with a background in journalism and public relations. He has worked with the Oxford AHSN/Health Innovation Oxford and Thames Valley since 2013. He oversees links with its many partners across the NHS, universities and industry and coordinates communications including websites, newsletters, publications and social media. Martin works closely with communications […]

Specialties: Oxford AHSN core team
Martin Leaver

Lisa-Anne Dallas

Lisa-Anne joined in November 2021 as Executive Assistant to Sian Rees & Project Support Officer within the Community Involvement & Workforce Innovation Team.  Lisa-Anne has worked as an Executive Assistant for over 12 years in both Finance and Hospitality.

Specialties: Community Involvement Workforce Innovation

Lauren Fensome

Lauren has extensive experience of quality improvement in primary care ranging from the delivery of national programmes to support for individual practices and localities. Her previous role with PRIMIS at the University of Nottingham included transitioning research into practice, working with academic and clinical teams to design digital solutions to support better access, understanding and […]

Specialties: Clinical Innovation Adoption

Amy Izzard

Amy supports the Chief Operating Officer and programme office to ensure the delivery of the Oxford HIN’s programmes. She is the main HR link between Oxford HIN and our host Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Amy also works closely with the Head of Communications on a variety of projects.

Specialties: Oxford AHSN core team Programme Office