In addition to the Team, the Programme Board members include:
Glenn Wells – Chief Operating Officer, Oxford Academic Health Science Centre. Glenn Wells has a career in the life science and healthcare sector including Research & Development funding (translational and applied) and management alongside national policy development having worked and held senior positions in private, public (Central Government and NHS) and charity sectors. Building on his time at the Wellcome Trust, The Department of Health and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Glenn’s focus is on supporting the creation of knowledge and its application to deliver patient benefit, to provide an environment that promotes innovation and strategies to support continued growth in the UK. Glenn is also currently Panel member for the NIHR Invention for Innovation programme to support translation of medical technologies into practice.
In the role of Chief Operating Officer, he works with the AHSC Themes Leaders to help them deliver on their aims and goals as well as working across the NHS, academia and commercial sectors to promote and support all stakeholders in healthcare delivery and research.
Nicki Bromwich – Head of Strategic Partnerships, Oxford Academic Health Science Network. Nicki is a clinician with 30 years’ experience in the NHS. She worked clinically as an intensive care nurse before a career in quality improvement, service redesign and commissioning. Nicki worked at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for ten years and also within the Buckinghamshire healthcare system. She was a consultant for pharmaceutical companies and a market access consultancy, supporting pharmaceutical clients engaging with the NHS. Since joining the Oxford AHSN in 2014 Nicki has led a £2.4m collaborative bid for a Life Sciences Innovation Centre in Bucks. Nicki manages strategic partnerships with key companies, universities and NHS organisations, and leads on digital health and artificial intelligence.
Chris Bunch, Caldicott Guardian, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Chris Bunch has been Caldicott Guardian at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 1998 and earlier this year was appointed Chairman of the UK Caldicott Guardian Council.
In addition, the Programme Board has a number of advisors:
- Dr Richie Harrington, a postdoctoral researcher in the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford (PhD Bioinformatics, Cambridge)
- Dr Alexander Finlayson, Walport Academic Clinical Fellowship in Primary Care, Oxford University and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Doll Fellow at Green Templeton College (Formerly Kennedy Scholar at Harvard, Head of Research at the Kings Centre for Global Health and BMJ Junior Doctor of the Year 2012)
- Sian Rees, Director of Patient & Public Involvement, Engagement & Experience, Oxford Academic Health Science Network