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. 

Mrs Bethan O’Connor

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 and 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

Senior co investigator on Projects 3 and 4

Professor Charles Knowles

Clinical advisor on perspective of surgeons

Senior co investigator on Projects 3 and 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 and 3, contributing expertise in intervention co-design

Professor Borislava Mihaylova

Lead investigator for cost-effectiveness analysis for project 4.4