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Our Board

The board provides oversight for Improvement Science London and ensures our programmes of work are being delivered in line with our strategic priorities. The Board meets three times a year.

Our Board

Dame Ruth Carnall (Chair)

Dame Ruth Carnall (Chair)

Dame Ruth Carnall DBE

Carnall Farrar LLP

Twitter: @ruthcarnall

Dame Ruth is the former Chief Executive of NHS London and now is providing strategic advice in healthcare and public services in UK and abroad. In June 2013, Dame Ruth was appointed as an advisor to the Mayor of London and will offer high-level, specialist advice to the Mayor to support his aim of ensuring the NHS provides effective services to deal with major health challenges and cope with the demands of a population boom over the next decade. Ruth has previously worked as a freelance consultant in NHS London and government departments including the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit and the Home Office. Ruth was a non-executive director at the Cabinet Office until 2010 and until April 2007 was a non-executive director at Care UK plc and Chair of Verita, a small private company who undertake investigations and enquiries in the public sector.

Dr Adrian Bull

Dr Adrian Bull

 Dr Adrian BullImperial AHSN

Managing Director

Dr Adrian Bull was appointed as the Managing Director of Imperial College Health Partners in 2012. Dr Bull has a wealth of experience both in the NHS and private sector healthcare. He started his medical career by serving for 6 years in the Royal Navy before continuing as an epidemiologist and Public Health consultant in the NHS. He has been the Medical Director of an NHS trust and held senior executive positions at PPP Healthcare, Carillion and Humana.  Since 2008 he has been Chief Executive of Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Ms Amanda Coyle

Ms Amanda Coyle

Ms Amanda CoyleGreaterLondonAuthorityLogo

Assistant Director of Health and Communities

Twitter: @GLAamandacoyle

Amanda was appointed Director Health & communities at the Greater London Authority in 2010. Previously Amanda was the Director of Business sectors & Innovation for the London Development Agency.

Prof David Fish

Prof David Fish

Professor David FishUCLP

Managing Director

Twitter: @UCLPartners

David took up the post of Managing Director of UCL Partners in June 2009. UCLP is one of England’s five academic health science centres.  The partnership has grown to include HEIs and NHS providers across NEL, NCL, South &West Herts, South Beds, South, West and Mid Essex –serving 6m people, as well as 9 HEIs. The Partnership brought together the combined skill and expertise of its clinicians and researchers to focus on several major programmes of work covering

Howard Freeman

Dr Howard Freeman

 Dr Howard FreemanMerton ccg

Chair of NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group

Dr Howard Freeman is currently the Joint Medical Director and Joint Associate Medical Director for NHS South West London.  He is Chair of Merton Clinical Commissioning Group and has been a General Practitioner in South West London since 1981.  He has been involved for over twenty years in medical politics and chaired his LMC in the early 1990’s.  He represented his Region on the BMA Council for many years and helped to found and has been an Executive Member of the National Association of Primary Care since its inception. Since the middle 1980’s he has worked part time as an NHS Manager.

Prof Dermot Kelleher

Prof Dermot Kelleher

Professor Dermot Kelleherimperial_logo

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Twitter: @imperialcollege

Professor Kelleher, in 2012 was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London. Professor Kelleher is one of Ireland’s foremost medical leaders and a pioneer in the field of immune response and infectious disease,  and has over 30 years’ experience in research, teaching and medical leadership. In 1989, he returned to Trinity College as the Wellcome Senior Fellow in Clinical Science and was subsequently appointed as Professor of Clinical Medicine in 2001. In 2006 he was appointed Head of School of Medicine and Vice-Provost for Medical Affairs.

Robert Lechler

Prof Robert Lechler

Professor Sir Robert LechlerKing's Health Partners logo

Executive Director

Twitter: @kingshealth

Professor Sir Robert Lechler in 2009 became the Executive Director for King’s Health Partners Prior to this he was Dean of Hammersmith Campus at Imperial College Faculty of Medicine in 2001 and Head of the Division of Medicine in 2003. He moved to King’s College London as Head of the School of Medicine at Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’ Hospitals in September 2004 and was appointed Vice Principal (Health) at King’s in October 2005. In 2012, he received a knighthood in The Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to academic medicine

Dr Chris Streather

Dr Chris Streather

Dr Chris StreatherHIN logo x 

Managing Director

 

Twitter: @HINSouthLondon

Dr Streather was appointed as Managing Director for the Health Innovation Network (the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for South London) in 2012. A renal physician by background, Dr Streather trained at St Thomas’ Medical School and worked at King’s College Hospital, before joining St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust as a consultant in 1997. Building on his considerable experience as a clinician, he also has extensive managerial experience at chief executive level, and has served on several service reconfiguration project boards as well as the NHS Next Stage Review. In 2007-2009 he was the London Clinical Director during the comprehensive redesign of stroke care in London and between 2009 – 2012 he was Chief Executive Officer of South London Healthcare NHS Trust.

 

Prof Graham Thornicroft

Prof Graham Thornicroft

Professor Graham Thornicroft

King's Health Partners logox

King’s Improvement Science

 

Twitter: @kingshealth

 

Graham Thornicroft is Professor of Community Psychiatry, and Head of the multi-disciplinary Health Service and Population Research Department at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist and is Director of Research and Development at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. His areas of research expertise include: stigma and discrimination, mental health needs assessment, the development of outcome scales, cost effectiveness evaluation of mental health treatments, and mental health services in less economically developed countries

Prof Sir John Tooke

Prof Sir John Tooke

Professor Sir John TookeUCLx

 

Vice Provost (Health)

 

Professor Sir John Tooke is Vice Provost (Health) and Head of the Medical School at UCL and Academic Director of UCL’s Academic Health Science Centre, UCL Partners.  Sir John is President of the Academy of Medical Sciences and the immediate past Chair of both the Medical Schools Council and the UK Healthcare Education Advisory Committee (UKHEAC).  He is a member of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Advisory Board and the Health and Education National Strategic Exchange (HENSE).

Jonathan Weber

Prof Jonathan Weber

Professor Jonathan Weberimperial_logoX

 

Deputy Principal (Research) Faculty of Medicine

 

Twitter: @imperialcollege

 

Professor Weber is the Jefferiss Professor of Communicable Diseases and GU Medicine, and the Director of Research for the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London. He is based at the St Mary’s Hospital campus, within the Wright-Fleming Institute. He is a clinician by training, and has undertaken extensive clinical and laboratory based research on HIV/AIDS, HTLV-I and other STIs.  After general medical training he was a Wellcome Clinical Training Fellow at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School (1982-5), subsequently a Wellcome Trust Lecturer in Cell and Molecular Biology at the Institute for Cancer Research Chester Beatty Labs, and then Senior Lecturer in Infectious Diseases at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital (1988-1991).

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