The team

Our core team

Our core team works with partners and wider stakeholders to deliver the overall ambitions of Wessex Health Partners. Tap a photo to read about them.

William Rosenberg

Chair

Christine McGrath

Managing Director

Kathy Wallis

Associate Director

Louisa Sillence

Business Support Assistant

Kim Appleby

Senior Communications and Strategy Manager

Kat McCulloch

Senior Communications Officer

Desi Baramova

Programme Coordinator

Nina Barratt

Programme Coordinator

Board

Our board oversees the development and delivery of our strategy, business plan and associated programmes. Our board members act as custodians of our values, help promote a culture of partnership working and collaboration, and bring expertise and experience from across the health and care and research and innovation landscape.

Alastair Hutchison

Executive Medical Director
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Anand Pandyan

Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Social Science
Bournemouth University

Anoop Chauhan

Executive Director of Research
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Christine McGrath

Managing Director
Wessex Health Partners

Dan Baylis

Chief Medical Officer and Deputy CEO
Solent NHS Trust

Diana Eccles

Dean of Medicine
University of Southampton

Karen Underwood

Director of Research and Development
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Kevin McGhee

Deputy Vice-Chancellor
AECC University College

Lara Alloway

Chief Medical Officer
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board

Nicola Bent

Acting Chief Executive
Health Innovation Wessex

Paul Johnson

Chief Medical Officer
NHS Dorset

Peter Wilson

Chief Medical Officer
University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Richard Thelwell

Interim Executive Dean Science and Health
University of Portsmouth

Shirlene Oh

Chief Strategy and Population Health Officer
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Viki Laakkonen

Interim Chief Medical Officer
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

William Rosenberg

Chair
Wessex Health Partners

Faisal Sethi

Chief Medical Officer
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

Steering group

Our steering group oversees the development and delivery of the WHP board-approved business plan and strategy. It is made up of representatives from our membership as well as research and innovation infrastructure in Wessex.

Alex Jones

Head of Research Operations
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Alison Richardson

Director
NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Wessex

Ash Boreham

Deputy Chief Officer Strategy and Transformation
NHS Dorset

Chris Kipps

Director
Wessex Secure Data environment

Issy Reading

Director
NIHR Research Support Service

Jane Murphy

Deputy Dean for Research, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Bournemouth University

Joe Sladen

Associate Director Innovation Adoption
Health Innovation Wessex

Joy Watts

Associate Dean (Research and Innovation)
University of Portsmouth

Julie Northam

Head of Research
AECC University College

Karen Underwood

Director of Research & Development
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Mike Grocott

Director
Wessex Experimental Medicine Network and NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre

Natasha Chigbo

Head of Research and Development 
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Nathan Curtis

Clinical Lead for Research and Development
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Peter Phiri

Director of Research and Innovation
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Peter Smith

Founding Director of Institute for Life Sciences
University of Southampton

Rob Willington

Clinical Director for Research and Development
University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Sarah Williams

Director of Research and Improvement
Solent NHS Trust

Saul Faust

Clinical Director
NIHR Clinical Research Network Wessex and NIHR Southampton Clinical Research Facility

Vicki Osman-Hicks

Deputy Chief Medical Officer (Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism)
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board

William Rosenberg

Chair
Wessex Health Partners

Ruth Williamson

Clinical Lead
Wessex Imaging Network

Paul Walters

Associate Medical Director for Research and Development
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

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