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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.

Rochelle Nelson

Rochelle, who joined in 2014, is currently supporting the Strategic and Industry Partnerships team with communications and marketing activities including managing content for websites and social media. She also supports the Head of Communications on communications with a wide range of stakeholders.

Specialties: Core team Strategic and Industry Partnerships
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Jo-Anne Harrison

Jo-Anne is Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and to the Chief Operating Officer and has over 20 years’ experience working at Board and Director level.

Specialties: Core team

Ferdinand Manansala

Ferdinand supports the Clinical Innovation Adoption team and has over ten years experience working within the administrative and management setting. He has been working in the NHS since 2010 carrying out roles within acute, community and mental health settings. Outside work Ferdinand is a big fan of basketball.

Specialties: Clinical Innovation Adoption

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

Hannah Oatley

Hannah leads our cardiovascular disease (CVD) programme, working with a wide range of stakeholders on various initiatives aimed at preventing CVD. She has extensive experience of the NHS acute sector, having worked for many years in both operational and strategic management roles at acute trusts. Hannah has a masters degree in biochemistry and is a […]

Specialties: Clinical Innovation Adoption
Hannah Oatley

Emma Fairman

Emma became a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) in 2010 and has 14 years’ experience in NHS financial and management accounting having worked at Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Health Education England.

Specialties: Core team
Emma Fairman

Alison Gowdy

Alison has over 15 years’ experience in the NHS working in senior acute operational roles. She has extensive experience liaising with clinical teams and commissioners, working across organisations to improve patient pathways and in delivering change management programmes.

Specialties: Clinical Innovation Adoption

Eileen Dudley

Eileen leads on the Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme and continues to practise clinically as a midwife. Eileen has held various NHS positions including operational, supervision and quality improvement roles. She is project lead for the award-winning intelligent intermittent auscultation in labour programme.

Specialties: Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement
Eileen Dudley

Guy Checketts

25 years’ technical and commercial experience across many sectors of the medical device industry in the UK, USA and Europe, where he has developed and launched many new products and led successful change management projects at scale. Guy has delivered many real-world evaluations and adoption projects while at Oxford HIN and was the Network project […]

Specialties: Strategic and Industry Partnerships

Matt Williams

Matt is the Senior Programme Manager for Mental Health with a particular interest in digital therapeutics. He has over 25 years’ experience working within the mental health, education and voluntary sectors. Matt leads the Oxford HIN First episode and Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders (FREED) programme and was previously the Oxford HIN Digital Health […]

Specialties: Clinical Innovation Adoption Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement Mental Health