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Clinical Innovation Adoption


Meet The Team


Tracey Marriott

Tracey Marriott, Director of Clinical Innovation Adoption, is an MBA qualified commercial and transformational change professional with over 15 years’ experience within the private and public health sector. She has extensive experience of delivering complex programmes regionally, nationally and across Europe (budget values up to £1.6billion). Tracey manages the Clinical Innovation Adoption team and works closely with the Oxford AHSN Strategic and Industry Partnership team to support the NHS and industry with adoption of innovation.

Hannah Oatley

Hannah has extensive experience of the NHS acute sector, having worked for many years in both operational and strategic management roles at acute trusts. With a background in biochemistry she has a keen interest in how life sciences research can translate to innovations in clinical care.

Ferdinand Manansala

Ferdinand supports the Clinical Innovation Adoption team and has over ten years experience working within the administrative setting. He has been working in the NHS since 2010 working within acute, community and mental health settings. Outside of work, Ferdinand is a big fan of basketball.

James Rose

James has been working in the life science sector for ten years in roles in both R&D and market access. James has worked in discovery and development roles and has a PhD in Pharmacy from the University of Nottingham in which he investigated the barriers to adoption and reimbursement of biologic therapies. James has been leading on several projects to support the uptake of innovative drugs, biologics, medical devices and diagnostics in the NHS.

Alison Gowdy

Alison has over 15 years’ experience in the NHS working in senior acute operational roles. She has extensive experience liaising with clinical teams and commissioners, working across organisations to improve patient pathways and in delivering change management programmes.

Matt Williams

Matt is digital health engagement manager working on the Sleepio project. He has over 20 years’ experience working within the mental health, education and voluntary sectors. Matt was previously the Oxford AHSN Early Intervention in Psychosis Clinical Network Manager. In his spare time, he is a Samaritans volunteer and passionate about music and the arts.

Andrew Leary

Andrew has an extensive healthcare background with unique experience across clinical, applied technology and innovation roles. He has worked in diverse capacities from direct patient care as a doctor to evaluating health technologies, multi-centre collaboration, delivering complex change and advising senior management. Andrew is also an NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur.

Jaswant Bance

Jaz is Digital Product Manager working on the eMaps project; a knowledge hub for industry and clinical innovators. Through this platform, he is dedicated to enabling education of healthcare innovators and entrepreneurs, in order for them to access life science healthcare markets. Jaz has approximately 20 years experience working on digital projects within the health, education and private sectors. He has previously worked as Learning Technologies Manager, Software Developer and FE/HE Lecturer. In his spare time Jaz volunteers for the Scouts and is a health and fitness enthusiast.

Matthew Epton

Matthew has over ten years’ experience working in the NHS in Primary Care Operational Management, Strategic Management, and most recently Primary Care Commissioning roles.  He also has experience in Adult Social Care Business Support and Performance Management. Matthew has an academic research background and has a D.Phil. from Oxford University, Medical Sciences Division.

Helen Norman

Helen previously worked as an Analyst at the OUH, reporting both internally and externally. She specialised in Theatres, Cancer & Hospital Episode Statistics. This was a technical role where she gained extensive experience in relational databases, gaining advanced knowledge of MS Access and SQL Server, as well as acquiring skills in business intelligence packages such as SSRS. Her current role is similar but is a project-based role, assisting others by providing meaningful insights through data analysis. Her role includes interrogating datasets using SQL, producing metrics and charting data.

Samantha Collins

Samantha joined Oxford AHSN in July 2019 to provide programme support to the CIA team. Prior to joining Oxford AHSN she worked in incident reporting, governance and risk management within a NHS Trust.

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