Meet the team

The team is truly multidisciplinary and is made up of collaborators from Queen Mary University of London, Barts Health NHS Trust, University of Oxford, The Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit and The Royal College of Anaesthetists. We look forward to welcoming more collaborators as the programme continues to develop and grow. 

Ms Salma Begum
Programme Coordinator

Dr Priyanthi Dias
Programme Coordinator

Professor Rupert Pearse
Programme Director

Dr John Prowle
Co-Programme Director

Mr Tim Stephens
Collaborator: Project 1 & Project 4. 
Patient liaison lead
Dr William Marsh
Lead senior investigator for 
Project 3 and senior co-investigator on Projects 2 & 4

Dr Sara Shaw
Lead senior investigator for Projects 1.1, 1.2, 4.3 & senior co-investigator on Projects 3 & 4
Ms Gemma Hughes
Lead researcher for Project 1.1 & 1.2

Professor Sandra Eldridge
Senior co-investigator on Project 4
Dr Neil MacDonald
Clinical advisor on perspective of anaesthetists, and senior co-investigator on Projects 3 & 4
Professor Charles Knowles
Clinical advisor on perspective of surgeons and senior co-investigator 
on Projects 3 & 4
Professor David Cromwell
Senior co-investigator on Project 2
Dr Kambiz Boomla
Senior co-investigator on Project 2
Dr Magda Osman
Senior co-investigator on Projects 1.3, 3.1 and 3.2

Dr Francesca Cornaglia
Senior co-investigator on Project 1.4
Dr Joseph Wherton
Senior co-investigator on Project 
1 & 3, contributing expertise in 
intervention co-design

Professor Borislava Mihaylova
Lead investigator for cost-effectiveness analysis for project 4.4