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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.

Hayley Trueman

Hayley joined in 2021. She is a mental health nurse with experience in acute inpatient care and treatment-resistant depression before becoming a safety and quality improvement lead across mental health and community health services. Hayley is a graduate of the Oxford AHSN Masters programme in partnership with the University of Oxford.

Specialties: Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement

Charlotte Heppell

Charlotte joined in September 2022 having worked for a respiratory medical device company for eight years. Her previous role involved utilising the latest research and product developments to identify new areas of opportunity and applications for innovations. Charlotte has a masters degree in clinical research and has experience collaborating with multiple stakeholders on clinical, technology […]

Specialties: Clinical Innovation Adoption
Charlotte Heppell

Julie Hewish

Julie, who joined in 2022, is a tissue viability (TV) nurse with 12 years’ experience within acute, primary care and community services. She is national tissue viability lead for the AHSN Network Transforming Wound Care Programme and a trustee at the Society of Tissue Viability. Julie’s expertise lies within practice-based service improvement, formulary/medical device innovation, […]

Specialties: Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement

Nigel Sims

Nigel joined in 2021. He has 25 years’ experience in the public sector, working in health and wellbeing roles, designing and implementing service improvements. He has an MBA qualification and has held a number of senior roles working alongside and within the NHS on wellbeing and deprivation projects. Throughout his career Nigel has been passionate […]

Specialties: Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement
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Emma Brown

Emma is a physiotherapist and has worked in the NHS for almost 20 years.  Her experience spans across acute and community services in collaboration with social care and the voluntary sector.  Emma’s speciality is neuro rehabilitation and has held the role of vice chair of the Clinical Advisory Group for stroke rehabilitation across the East […]

Lauren Hudson

Lauren joined in January 2020 as a project manager. She has worked in both R&D and commercial roles within the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. She supports the market access team with early evidence generation for innovators.

Specialties: Strategic and Industry Partnerships

Ankur Chauhan

Ankur has over a decade of experience of analysis and economic evaluation of health programmes and applications. She holds a PhD, specialising in disease prevention, management and control, and an MSc in Public Health with a focus on health economics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Ankur previously worked in research and […]

Specialties: Strategic and Industry Partnerships