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HS&DR Commissioning Board (commissioned workstream)

The HS&DR Commissioning Board assesses full proposals received through the commissioned workstream, primarily for scientific quality and value for money. The Board is composed of experts from a range of disciplines relevant to healthcare delivery research, and public contributors.

Chair and Associate Programme Director (HDR)

Professor Kieran Walshe
Professor of Health Policy and Management
Manchester Business School


Professor Davina Allen
Director of Research in Nursing and Midwifery Studies, University of Cardiff
Ms Denise Howel
Senior Lecturer in Epidemiological Statistics, University of Newcastle
Paul Anand
Professor of Economics, Decision Sciences and Philosophy, Open University
Professor David Hunter
Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of Durham
Mrs Angela Barnard
Public contributor
Professor Russell Mannion
Professor of Health Systems, University of Birmingham
Professor Alice Belcher
Professor of Law, University of Dundee
Professor Nicholas Mays
Head of Health Services Research Unit and Professor of Health Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Professor John Campbell
Professor of General Practice and Primary Care, Peninsula Medical School
Professor Lorna McKee (Deputy Chair)
Director, Delivery of Care Programme, University of Aberdeen
Professor Vari Drennan
Professor of Health Policy and Service Delivery, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London
Professor Fiona Ross
Dean of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London
Professor Ewan Ferlie
Professor and Head of Department of Management, King’s College, London
Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone
Professor of Health Services and Implementation Research, Bangor University
Professor Claire Goodman
Professor of Health Care Research, University of Hertfordshire
Professor Jane Sandall
Professor of Women’s Health, Programme Director, King’s College, London
Shirley Harrison
Public Contributor
Dr David Steel
Formerly Chief Executive, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland
Professor Irene Higginson OBE
Head of Department, Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King’s College, London


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