DR TOM FOLEY
Tom is a doctor, academic and ex-software engineer. His interest in Learning Healthcare Systems stems from a frustration with the inadequate evidence base that he encounters in his clinical work and the apparent inability of traditional methodologies to bridge the gap. In recent years, Tom has written reports on other healthcare policy issues for the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Centre for Mental Health, NHS England, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and others. He has held management positions with the Care Quality Commission and Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and committee and associate positions with Monitor, BMA and GMC. He has also worked as a management consultant for PwC and BDO. Tom is currently the Senior Clinical Lead for Data at NHS Digital, the organisation that collects, analyses and distributes data for the English National Health System.
DR FERGUS FAIRMICHAEL
Fergus trained as a doctor at Newcastle University and has worked as a junior doctor within the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Trust over the past three years. He has maintained a strong interest in the application of technology to the domain of healthcare following his Masters course in Bioinformatics and Computational Systems Biology and hopes to continue with this field of research in the future.
REMCO BENTHEM DE GRAVE
PHD CANDIDATE AND WEB DEVELOPER
Remco Benthem de Grave is a PhD candidate in Behaviour Informatics and Human Computer Interaction at Newcastle University. He studies how digital technology can be developed to reduce the value-behaviour gap in food purchases. He’s particularly interested in empowering people in reducing the environmental footprint by providing useful information and presenting it in simple ways. As a side project, Remco developed this website.
DR RAGHDA ZAHRAN
Learning Enhancement and Technology Advisor
Raghda is a Learning Enhancement and Technology Advisor within the Learning and Teaching Development Service at Newcastle University. Before joining academia, Raghda led the development and roll-out of several software projects in the US and NMEA. She worked in the healthcare and financial investment sectors. She applies her experience to collaborative design jams, sprints and hackathons. She holds a Masters in Information Security and Doctorate in Education. Together with Tom, Raghda organised a co-design workshop joining health professionals, software designers and providers, and wrote the 2021 update of the Learning Healthcare Project report.
PROFESSOR LUKE VALE
Health Foundation Chair in Health Economics, Deputy Director
Prof Vale is a researcher with an international reputation in economic evaluation and health technology assessment and has contributed significantly to the growth in the use of systematic reviews and economic modelling in this field. This expertise is built on over 15 years of health economics experience. He currently holds the Health Foundation Chair in Health Economics at Newcastle University where he leads the Health Economics Group. Prior to joining Newcastle University he led an independent academic group that conducted appraisals of new and existing diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
2015 Report Advisory Panel
Prof Luke Vale
Health Foundation Chair in Health Economics, Institute of Health and Society
Dr Jonathan Richardson
Chair Royal College of Psychiatry Informatics Committee
Prof Paula Whitty
Director, North East Quality Observatory
Dr Wai Keong Wong
past-chair of CCIO Leaders Network Advisory Board
Prof John Fox
Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
Prof Brendan Delaney
Wolfson Chair of General Practice
HOSTS AND FUNDERS
This project is run by the Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University and is funded by The Health Foundation.