The research team 

The research team 

 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) and public and patient panels in London and the West Midlands.  The research team members are:

Vari Drennan MBE,  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 at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Professor, University of Birmingham 
Sally Brearley is a public and patient representative
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 at the Royal Holloway, University of London,
Heather Gage, Professor of Health Economics at the University of Surrey
Robert Grant, Senior lecturer in health and social care statistics at Kingston University & St. George’s University of London (2015-2017)
Mary Halter, Associate Professor , Kingston University & St. George’s University of London 

Ros Levenson , independent researcher

Laura Nice , research associate , University of Birmingham

Morro Touray, Researcher in health economics , University of Surrey
Jim Parle, Professor of Primary Care and Course director for the Physician Assistant PGDip progamme , University of Birmingham, and general practitioner
Carly Wheeler, research associate, Kingston University & St. George’s University of London .

Contact us 

Please email Vari Drennan ,