Our team comprises experts from a variety of different backgrounds, each bringing specialist knowledge to the work we do at Picker.


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Sir Donald Irvine CBE MD FRCGP FRCP FMedSci

Patron
Sir Donald is Patron of Picker. He was chairman of the Board of trustees from 2001-2013 and a trustee of Picker Inc. in Boston Massachusetts. He has been a longstanding advocate of patient-centred health care. He is Honorary Professor, School of Health in the University of Durham, a Vice President of the Patients’ Association and President of Age UK Northumbria. Sir Donald was President of the General Medical Council from…

Stuart Bell CBE

Chairman
Featured by the Health Service Journal (HSJ) in the top ten of their prestigious Top Chief Executive List 2014, and awarded a CBE for services to healthcare in 2008, Stuart Bell CBE joined Picker as a Trustee in July 2007 before being appointed Chairman in July 2013. Stuart is the Chief Executive of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust; a position he has held since October 2012. He was previously the…

Dr Ann Abraham, BA Hons, DMS, Hon LLD

Trustee
Ann Abraham joined Picker as a Trustee in April 2013. Ann was Parliamentary Ombudsman for the UK and Health Service Ombudsman for England from 2002 to 2011. During her tenure as Ombudsman she published a number of reports that identified failings in NHS care, including the care of older people, Care and Compassion?, and  people with learning disabilities, Six Lives. Ann was a Non-Executive Director of Health Education England from…

Paul Blunden

Trustee
Paul is Founder and CEO of Usability247, an international digital user experience research agency and has been involved in multiple start-ups in the UK and US. He is a board advisor to a number of digital agencies advising on a range of issues from strategy to operations. Paul is a qualified engineer, holds an MBA from Cranfield, a diploma in Marketing from CIM and is a Chartered member of the…

Elizabeth Hampson

Trustee
Elizabeth sits on the Board of Trustees at Picker. She is also a Health Strategy and Policy Consultant at Deloitte.

Hugh Richardson

Trustee
After training as an accountant with PwC and a spell with the International Accounting Standards Board, Hugh spent 20 years in investment banking and general management with S.G. Warburg before becoming a bursar at an Oxford college and a director of finance at a leading school.  He has been a trustee of many charities including those involved with the arts, urban regeneration, international development, sport, and men’s health, and remains…

Professor Mike Pringle

Trustee
Mike was a general practitioner for 30 years, and is now retired from practice and the University of Nottingham, where he is Emeritus Professor of General Practice. He has been President of the RCGP, Chair of RCGP Council, Chair of the RCGP Trustee Board and RCGP revalidation clinical lead. Mike helps to run CHEC, an innovative primary care development project, and is Chair of the oversight board of PRIMIS+. He…

Ronny Odegbami

Trustee
Ronny is a pharmaceutical consultant with increasing responsibility in clinical development and medical affairs. Served as a steering committee member for an International Registry. Currently, studying MBA at Warwick Business School to further consolidate her commercial and business acumen. She has authored publications on thrombocytopenia and involved in transformational initiatives within the pharmaceutical industry and also patient focused.

Tracey Howe

Trustee
Tracey is known for her high energy, strategic visioning, and creative problem-solving, and for creating vibrant, multi-disciplinary environments, through collaboration, partnerships, and relationships, that empower others to succeed. Tracey is Deputy Chair of Glasgow City of Science a partnership organisation promoting science across Glasgow and the West of Scotland. She began her career as a Chartered Physiotherapist and spent several years working in various multi disciplinary environments. Tracey is an…

Afroditi Pekou

Project Manager
Afroditi is a Project Manager in the Patient Feedback team.

Amanda Attwood

Senior Project Manager
Amanda joined the Health Experiences team in 2009 and has over 18 years’ experience of managing market, healthcare and social research projects. Amanda specialises in obtaining patient experience feedback from community delivered and specialist services including the young, the elderly and those receiving end of life care. These also include people living with specialist or long term diseases, such as MND and dementia.  Amanda joined Picker from SPA Future Thinking. She…

Amy Tallett

Associate Director, Health Experiences
Amy joined Picker in 2009 following completion of her PhD at the University of Leeds, where she gained in-depth experience of quantitative research and data analysis techniques. As an Associate Director in the Health Experiences team, Amy specialises in obtaining patient experience feedback from lesser-heard and vulnerable groups. She has developed a number of innovative feedback tools for children, young people and their parents including transition from paediatric to adult…

Anne Renton

Head of Brand (interim)
Anne is (interim) Head of Brand in the Communications team.

Bridget Hopwood

Director of Health Experiences
Bridget is Director of the Health Experiences Team, which specialises in understanding the experiences of vulnerable, lesser-heard and minority groups, including children and young people, the elderly, those experiencing end of life care and service users with mental health issues or learning disabilities. These also include people experiencing highly specialist, long term or ‘minority’ diseases; such as sickle cell and respiratory diseases. Bridget has over 16 years’ experience in both…

Cara Witwicki

Project Manager
Cara is a Project Manager in the Health Experiences Team.

Caroline Killpack

Associate Director - Survey Co-ordination
Caroline has been Associate Director within the Research and Policy Directorate at Picker since 2013, having originally joined the organisation as a Senior Research Associate in 2011. Caroline is responsible for daily management of the NHS National Patient Survey Programme and the NHS Staff Survey for both the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and NHS England respectively. Previously, Caroline worked as a Researcher at NatCen Social Research on a number of…

Charnelle Dearing

Group Director of Human Resources
Charnelle joined Picker in October 2014 and has been responsible for the successful development and delivery of our in-house HR function. As a member of the Senior Management Team, she provides strategic and operational leadership in the human resource management of the charity, as well as holding responsibility for all aspects of occupational health and safety in the Oxford office. Charnelle has almost 15 years’ HR experience and has previously…

Chris Graham

Acting CEO
Chris is responsible for leading Picker. Prior to becoming Acting CEO in January 2017, Chris led Picker’s research and policy directorate from 2011 to 2016. In this post he was responsible for overseeing the development and co-ordination of large scale research and evaluation projects, including the NHS Patient and Staff Survey Co-ordination Centres, run on behalf of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and NHS England respectively. He has also worked…

Elise O’Dwyer

Project Manager
Elise is a Project Manager in the Staff Feedback team

Eliza Swinn

Associate Director
Eliza is an Associate Director in the Research and Policy Team.

Elizabeth Histed

Communications Executive
Elizabeth joined Picker in early 2015 with over three years’ experience working in communications within the not-for-profit sector. She is responsible for the delivery of internal communications and supporting the team with external marketing activity, including campaigns, social media and building Picker’s website presence. Prior to this, Elizabeth worked for the NHS on a project to introduce online medical records at University Hospital Southampton and later Oxford University Hospitals NHS…

Esther Ainley

Senior Research Associate
Esther is a Senior Research Associate in the Research and Policy team.

Firona Roth

Research Associate
Firona is a Research Associate in the Co-ordination Centre team.

Gemma Charles

Head of Brand
Gemma joined Picker in 2012 with over 5 years marketing experience in a variety of industries, including publishing and public service provision. She oversees all brand development and marketing activity at the organisation, including campaigns, events and growing Picker's online presence to increase charitable impact. Gemma has a BA Honours in English Literature from the University of Southampton.

Hanan L’Estrange-Snowden

Project Manager
Hanan is a project manager in the Patient Feedback team.

Harriet Hay

Senior Project Manager
Harriet joined the Health Experiences Team in March 2012, following two and a half years running national surveys in the Co-ordination Centre. Her work in the Health Experiences team focusses on charities, supporting organisations such as Meningitis Now, Hearing Link, Combat Stress and Age UK. She specialises in developing bespoke surveys to address specific populations and disease specific issues. Prior to working at Picker, Harriet worked for Oxford University’s National…

Helen Bohan

Project Manager
Helen is a Project Manager in the Health Experiences team.

Ida Monfared

Project Manager
Ida is a Project Manager in the Patient Feedback Team.

Jaana Kosunen

Senior Project Manager
Jaana is a Senior Project Manager in the Staff Feedback Team.

Jenny King

Associate Director - Research
Jenny joined Picker in 2008 and has been involved with all aspects of survey research including the design, fieldwork and reporting for national NHS patient and staff data collections, requiring strong project management and quantitative research skills. In 2013, Jenny led research for the Department of Health looking at developing measures of integrated care. This included rapid evidence review, and the carrying out of focus groups and cognitive interviews with…

Jessica Pentelow

Account Manager
Jessica is an Account Manager in the Patient Feedback team.

John Latham-Mollart

Research Associate
John is a research associate in the Co-ordination Centre team.

Joshua Boland-Burrell

Assistant Project Manager
Joshua is an Assistant Project Manager in the Health Experiences team.

Katie Mossman

Senior Project Manager
Katie is a Senior Project Manager in the Staff Feedback team.

Lizzie Thwaites

Project Coordinator/PA
Lizzie joined Picker in early 2016 as Research and Policy Project Coordinator. In her role she works with the Coordination Centre team on all projects, effectively managing the delivery of directorate work streams as well as being Personal Assistant to the Director of Research and Policy. With three years’ previous experience working in healthcare coordination roles, Lizzie has worked both within the NHS and in the global enterprise; Bayer Pharmaceuticals.

Lucas Daly

Head of Patient Feedback
As Head of Patient Feedback Lucas is responsible for the delivery of the National Patient Survey Programme for over half the NHS trusts in England. He is also responsible for developing new business, delivering work for private healthcare clients and mental health NHS trusts, and for PROMs. Before this, Lucas worked in the National Patient Survey Co-ordination Centre, based at Picker. Lucas has a BA (Hons) in Modern History and Political Science,…

Lynette Basha

Funding and Partnerships Manager
Lynette joined Picker in 2014, and is responsible for diversifying and increasing our grant and partnership portfolio. Lynette has a background in funding, fundraising, partnership creation and proposal writing, and has worked for Oxfam GB, Rethink, Oxford University and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Prior to joining Picker, she was responsible for diversifying and increasing research income within the fields of health and social care and public health…

Mark Collins

Group Director of Finance
Mark joined Picker in 2014 to provide strategic leadership in the financial management of the Charity, develop and maintain timely financial management information and key performance indicators, and implement a corporate IT strategy. Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA) who qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998.  He spent two years at Grant Thornton before moving to the charity sector as…

Liam White

Project Manager
Liam is a Project Manager in the Staff Feedback team

Nick Pothecary

Senior Research Associate
As a Senior Research Associate in the Research and Policy Team, Nick currently leads the coordination of the 2016 NHS Adult Inpatient survey and the 2016 Community Mental Health Survey, on behalf of the Care Quality Commission.  Having performed several roles at Picker since joining in 2007, Nick has a long history with the organisation and a wealth of experience designing and managing surveys and quality improvement programmes, both national…

Nicola Porter

Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Nicola is executive assistant to the CEO and office manager.

Phil Stylianides

Chief Operating Officer
Phil has worked at Picker since December 2011. He was previously Director of Commercial Strategy, Marketing and Communications before moving to Chief Operating Officer in March 2017.  Phil has a history in the private healthcare sector having previously worked for Pfizer and IMS health. With experience in the design development of care pathways across cardiovascular health, respiratory health, smoking cessation and pain, he has led international work streams across a…

Robyn Cooper

Research Associate
Robyn is a Research Associate in the Research and Policy Team.

Rory Corbett

Research Associate
Rory is a Research Associate in the Research and Policy team.

Ryan McNally

Project Manager
Ryan is a Project Manager in the Staff Feedback team.

Sarah-Ann Burger

Senior Project Manager
Sarah-Ann joined the Health Experiences team at Picker in 2012 after completing her master’s degree in Educational Research Methodology at Oxford University. As a Senior Project Manager, Sarah-Ann is responsible for managing and implementing a range of bespoke and large scale projects including: the Individual Clinician Feedback programme; children and young peoples’ surveys, and neonatal surveys; patient surveys for community hospitals and services such as district nursing and sexual health…

Sarah Gancarczyk

Project Manager
Sarah is a Project Manager in the Patient Surveys Team.

Steve Bough

Head of Staff Feedback
Since joining Picker in 2009, Steve has managed the National Staff Survey for more than eighty NHS trusts each year, as well as developing a new National Staff Friends and Family Test offering for 2014. Steve manages diverse survey areas, from locally commissioned projects to national initiatives. Steve has significant quantitative research experience as an economist, including two years studying towards a PhD, specialising in econometrics and game theory. Prior…

Steve Sizmur

Chief Statistician
Steve joined Picker in 2008 as a statistician and analyst. His work involves design and validation of questionnaires and scales, analysis and reporting of research data, and provision of statistical advice. Examples include work on the national NHS patient surveys. Steve has worked in statistical analysis since joining the National Foundation for Educational Research in 1989, working with analysis methods, psychometrics and assessment theory as well as social research methods…

Susannah Perkins

Project Manager
Susannah joined Picker in 2015 and is a project manager in the Patient Feedback team.

Susanne Käsbauer

Senior Research Associate
Susanne joined Picker in 2014 with extensive research experience. Susanne manages the development of research programmes, including research programmes into the relational aspects of care and real-time feedback about care, among others. She also and assists with result dissemination activities for Picker’s current research projects and grant proposal production for potential research projects. Before joining Picker Susanne was a Research Associate/Evaluator at the Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation at…

Tanzeel Ur-Rehman

Senior Project Manager
Tanzeel is a Senior Project Manager in the Staff Feedback team.

Tiffany Gooden

Research Associate
Tiffany is a Research Associate in the Research and Policy team.

Tom Harwood

IT Support Assistant
Tom is the IT Support Assistant and works across the organisation.

Tiffany Williams

Project Manager
Tiffany is a Project Manager in the Staff Feedback team.

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