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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.

Alice Dean

Alice joined in July 2019. She has more than ten year’s experience as an executive assistant working at board and director level in the NHS, higher education and publishing.

Specialties: Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement
Alice Dean

Seema Gadhia

Seema has substantial experience of working in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, mental health trusts; primary care trusts and clinical commissioning groups. She has also worked as a clinical advisor for pharmacy management. Her particular area of expertise is service improvement – Seema has strategically led and delivered a number of change and improvement projects.

Specialties: Clinical Innovation Adoption

Matthew Lawrence

Matthew leads on Industry and Innovation within the Strategic and Industry Partnerships Team. Matthew has a broad NHS and industry background covering primary, secondary, tertiary and commissioning functions in the NHS. Prior to the NHS, Matthew worked in charitable health and social care, technology, finance, and medical publishing. He has a BA from Stanford University, […]

Specialties: Strategic and Industry Partnerships
Matthew Lawrence

Mamta Bajre

Mamta is the lead health economist at Health Innovation Oxford and Thames Valley. She joined in 2018 from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative in London. Mamta leads our Industry support team, supporting early value assessment, carrying out studies into feasibility and barriers to adoption and helping innovators meet NHS […]

Specialties: Strategic and Industry Partnerships

Florence Serres

Florence joined in November 2019. She supports the market access team within the Strategic and Industry Partnerships team focusing on European projects. Prior to joining Florence worked as a medical information specialist and pharmacovigilance officer for a healthcare service provider company. She holds a PhD in Neuroscience and worked for many years as a research […]

Specialties: Strategic and Industry Partnerships

Sarah Brown

Sarah is part of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Oxford and Thames Valley. In her role as Senior Implementation, Innovation and Evaluation Manager, she works with researchers and clinicians to help improve outcomes for patients and the public by supporting the implementation of ARC research outputs into practice. She works closely with the Oxford […]

Specialties: Clinical Innovation Adoption

Katie Lean

Katie has over 30 years’ experience in the NHS – her clinical background is in nursing and midwifery. She has worked in research, risk management and quality improvement. At the Oxford HIN she initially worked within the Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative where she led the national patient safety Acute Kidney Injury programme, including the award- […]

Specialties: Workforce Innovation

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

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

Lauren Holden

Lauren joined in September 2018 to provide Programme Office and HR support. She has ten years’ administration experience in the NHS and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Lauren works closely with the Head of Corporate Affairs and People and leads on recruitment administration.

Specialties: Programme Office