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The governance structure of the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre builds on existing strategic and operational bilateral partnerships between and within the Oxford AHSC’s four partners.

The Oxford AHSC Board is chaired by Professor Sir John Bell GBE , Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford. The members are:

This composition ensures a flexible and inclusive management structure to oversee the delivery of the themes and integration of high quality research, care and education.

Also in attendance are the following who hold key roles in R & D and in the Oxford AHSN.

  • Professor John Geddes, Head of Psychiatry, University of Oxford and Director of R & D for Oxford Health
  • Professor Keith Channon, Field Marshal Alexander Professor of Cardiology, Deputy Director of Division (Research), Medical Sciences Division and Director of R & D, OUH
  • Professor Gary Ford CBE, Consultant Physician, OUH and Chief Executive of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network

Key R & D  partners’ research and development directors (or equivalent) and Professor Gary Ford, the Chief Executive Officer of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN) reflecting this key relationship and Oxford AHSN’s role in the translation and dissemination of research findings, innovations and improvements in health and education.

In addition, the current Director of the local CLAHRC, Professor Richard Hobbs, and the Director of the NIHR MIC, Professor Chris Butler, have also been invited to attend Board meetings.  This ensures that all those actively involved in healthcare, academic and research are brought together.

The Board is responsible for delivering the main objectives of the Oxford AHSC, including the work of the themes.  It is supported by Dr Glenn Wells, Chief Operating Officer of the AHCS and Megan Turmezei, Programme Manager.  It has a key oversight group for Research and Innovation, chaired by Professor Chas Bountra, and which also provides oversight for the former theme 2 – novel interactions between health, academia and life sciences..

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