We are a multi-disciplinary group which includes a public representative. The team includes people with different types of work roles in the NHS. We are based in the London, the South East and the West Midlands. In addition, the study has an overall study advisory group (which includes public representatives) as well as public and patient panels in London and the West Midlands.
The research team members are:
Vari Drennan - Professor in Health Care and Policy Research , Kingston University & St. George’s University of London.
Vari leads the research team.
Philip Begg - Executive Director of Strategy and Transformation, the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Professor, University of Birmingham
Sally Brearley - Fellow in Patient and Public Involvement, Kingston University & St. George’s University of London
Simon de Lusignan - Professor of Primary Care & Clinical Informatics/Chair in Health Care Management, University of Surrey and a General Practitioner
James Ennis - Lecturer, University of Birmingham and Physician Associate
Jonathan Gabe - Professor of Sociology, Royal Holloway, University of London
Heather Gage - Professor of Health Economics, the University of Surrey
Robert Grant - Senior lecturer in Health and Social Care Statistics, Kingston University & St. George’s University of London
Mary Halter - Senior Research Fellow, Kingston University & St. George’s University of London
Laura Nice - Research Associate, University of Birmingham
Jim Parle - Professor of Primary Care and Course Director for the Physician Assistant PGDip programme, University of Birmingham, and General Practitioner
Morro Touray - Research Fellow in Health Economics, University of Surrey
Carly Wheeler - Research Associate, Kingston University & St. George’s University of London