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Panel members, Competition 21, Phase 3, Respiratory Diseases

Dr Liz Mear (Chair)
Self-employed and Non-Executive Director at Health Education England
Dr Liz Mear has about 36 years’ experience in the NHS, local government, academia and working with industry. She was an NHS Chief for about 10 years and held national roles supporting development/deployment of products and services that improve lives. Liz is now a consultant/ coach and supports health/ care businesses to succeed.

Dr Terry Parlett (Deputy Chair)
Commercialisation Director at Cambridge Enterprise Limited
Intellectual Property, Tech-Transfer, Spinouts and Investments, Business Development, Partnerships, Innovation, Medical Devices, Therapeutics, Vaccines, Software, Data, Healthcare and Life Sciences sectors.

Mr Andrew Davies
Digital Health Lead at Association of British Health Tech Industries Ltd
25+ years Commercial/Business Development experience in medical device sector, consumable and capital equipment. In-depth knowledge of the UK market from role at trade association

Mr Chris Donnellan
Equity analyst at Cenkos Securities plc
Healthcare equity research and capital markets, broadly across pharma, medtech and biotech.

Mr Keith Errey
Chief Executive Officer at Isansys Lifecare Limited
Wireless physiological sensors; remote patient monitoring systems and services; data-driven predictive indicators; commercialisation of new and translational technologies.

Dr Des Holden
Medical Director at Kent Surrey Sussex AHSN
Chief of Innovation at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust
Implementation Lead at NIHR ARC Kent Surrey Sussex
Des has 10 years’ experience as an acute hospital medical director and has been with KSS AHSN since first licensed and leads implementation research for the Applied Research Collaboration. He is a Board member of SEHTA and an international advisor to Public Intelligence in Southern Denmark.

Professor John Hurst
Professor of Respiratory Medicine at University College London
Clinical academic in adult respiratory medicine with a focus on chronic lung disease, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Dr Avi Mehra
Co-Founder & Managing Director at Doctorpreneurs Ltd
Work at the intersection of Clinical, Commercial and Technology Fields in Healthcare Industry Digital Health Healthcare Technology.

Professor Andrew Menzies-Gow
National Clinical Director for Respiratory Disease at NHS England
Andrew is the Director of the Lung Division at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals and Professor of Practice (Respiratory Medicine) at Imperial College.

Professor Stephen Morris
RAND Professor of Health Services Research at University of Cambridge
Health economics, health services research.

Professor Najib Rahman
Professor of Respiratory Medicine at University of Oxford
Clinical trials methodology, respiratory disease, pleural disease.

Dr Laura Sheard
Associate Professor at University of York
Applied health services researcher and qualitative methodologist with an interest in health inequalities, prison healthcare, patient safety, implementation science and macro level systems.

Dr Alison Smith
Lecturer in Health Economics at University of Leeds
Health Technology Assessment (HTA); analytical decision modelling; Discrete Event Simulation (DES) modelling; test evaluation; test measurement uncertainty; evidence-based laboratory medicine.

Professor Wisia Wedzicha
Professor and clinical chair of respiratory medicine at Imperial College London
Mechanisms, impact and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations. Wisia was a member of the Guideline Development Group for the revision of the National Institute for Healthcare and Clinical Excellence COPD Guidelines was a member of the Programme Board for the COPD National Clinical Strategy.

Dr Anmol Arora
PPIE Representative
Dr Anmol Arora is a public committee member based at the University of Cambridge, with research interests in healthcare applications of artificial intelligence.

Ms Josephine Tapper
PPIE Representative
Josephine provides operational and strategic advice to healthcare providers, academia and industry on embedding PPIE. She was previously panel assessor for the NIHR’s AI award.


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