Steering Group Members

Patient and Carer representative/s:

• Anthony Locke, Leicester Cardiac Surgery Patient and Public Involvement Group, NIHR Senior PPI panel

• Peter Read, Cardiac Surgery Research PPI

• Trevor Fernandes, Cardiovascular Care Partnership (CCPUK) and Wider Community Patient Links

 • Richard Fitzgerald, Cardiovascular Care Partnership (CCPUK) and Wider Community Patient Links

 • Zena Jones, patient representative, Health Watch County Durham 

• Jonathan Stretton-Downes, Six Times Open

 • Grace Stretton-Downes, family member representative

Clinical Representative/s:

• Professor Gavin Murphy BHF Chair of Cardiac Surgery, University of Leicester, Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland, Academic and Research Committee Chair

• Mr Peter Braidley, Heart Research UK Trustee

• Mr Enoch Akowuah, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough, member of the British  Cardiac Society, Heart Valve Clinical Studies Group

• Dr Julie Sanders, Director Clinical Research, Quality and Innovation, St Bartholomew’s Hospital

• Professor John Pepper, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Imperial College London

• Dr Andrew Klein, Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia Research Subcommittee Chair

• Harpal Ghattoraya, Research Delivery Manager (Divisions 2 & 5), NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN)

• Professor Stephen Clark, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery & Cardiopulmonary Transplantation Freeman Hospital, Newcastle 

• Professor Mahmoud Loubani, Hon Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Hull

• Mr David Jenkins, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Papworth Hospital Cambridge

• Carol Akroyd, East Midlands Centre for BME Health & CLAHRC Prevention Theme Manager

• Professor Stephen Clark, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery & Cardiopulmonary Transplantation Freeman Hospital, Newcastle

• Dr Nazish Khan, Principal Pharmacist Cardiac Services, The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust

• Professor Rod Stables, British Cardiovascular Society, Academic and Research Committee Chair

Project Team

The Partnership and the priority setting process will be supported and guided by:

• The James Lind Alliance (JLA) - Katherine Cowan (PSP Chair, JLA Senior Adviser)

• Professor Gavin Murphy BHF Chair of Cardiac Surgery, University of Leicester

• Tracy Kumar, Senior Research Manager

• Sue Page, PA to Professor Gavin Murphy

• Hardeep Aujla, Clinical Trial Co-ordinator

• Bethany Tabberer, Clinical Trials Administrator

• Florence Lai, Statistician

• Clare Gillies, Lecturer in Health Statistics

• Selina Lock, Library Research Services Consultant

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