The LHP Team

Liverpool Health Partners is led by a team of individuals whose range of skills and breadth of expertise is focused on the pursuit and promotion of excellence in research, education and service implementation for the benefit of all its members.

Dr. Neil Goodwin CBE - Chair of LHP Board

Neil Goodwin is an experienced board chair, leadership academic and a former chief executive. In addition to chairing LHP since 2017, Neil also chairs Onward Homes Ltd, the largest social housing provider in North West England.  For five years, until...

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Professor Louise Kenny - Vice Chair of LHP Board

Professor Louise Kenny is the Executive Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool, Professor and Maternal and Fetal Health and a Consultant Obstetrician at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital. She is a...

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Dr. Dawn Lawson - Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Dawn Lawson, who has a PhD in health psychology and a Masters in Public Administration, has a wealth of experience working in research and innovation across academia and the NHS. Dawn strongly believes in the importance of clinical evidence...

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Dr. Mark Jackson - Director of Delivery & Performance & Deputy Chief Executive

Dr. Mark Jackson has held a number of senior positions within the Executive Team at Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust during his past twenty-five year career in the NHS.  This has included Director of Research and Innovation,...

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Professor Tony Marson - Director of Research Programmes

Professor Tony Marson is LHP Director of Research Programmes.  This role sees Tony driving the development of LHP’s workstreams and playing a crucial role in leading LHP’s strategy locally and across the globe.  Tony works with our Programme Directors to...

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Sarah Wright - Head of Delivery and Performance (Deputy Director)

Sarah Wright is responsible for the development and operational delivery of the Programme Management Team at LHP. She is also Secretary to the LHP Board and LHP Governance Committee. Prior to LHP, as a graduate of Liverpool John Moore’s University,...

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Professor Michael Beresford - Programme Director for Starting Well

Professor Michael Beresford is the Brough Chair and Professor of Child Health at University of Liverpool, and Honorary Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. He is Specialty Cluster Lead for NIHR Clinical Research Network responsible for...

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Professor Iain Buchan - Programme Director for Digital Strategy and Partnerships

Professor Iain Buchan is leading on LHP’s Digital Strategy. Now Chair in Public Health and Clinical Informatics at University of Liverpool, Iain previously founded and led Manchester University's health informatics group, raising over £100m of research grants from 2003 to...

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Dr. Ed Conley - Programme Manager for Informatics

Dr. Ed Conley is Programme Manager for Informatics at LHP and ex-Chief Scientific Officer for AIMES and The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research. Ed has long-term interests in translational research and implementation of systematic interoperability for health research data,...

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Dr. Colin Morgan - Deputy Director for Starting Well

Colin is a Consultant Neonatologist and Honorary Lecturer with University of Liverpool, a Lecturer/Practitioner in Advanced Paediatric Nursing Practice with Liverpool John Moores University and Training Programme Director for Paediatrics with Mersey Deanery. He has extensive experience in training doctors...

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Dr. Stacy Todd - Programme Director for Infection

Dr. Stacy Todd is a Consultant in Infectious Diseases at Royal Liverpool University Hospital. Her research interests are in transmission of infection and she has previously worked on studies in UK, Malawi and Vietnam.  She has recently been part of...

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Professor Gregory Lip - Programme Director for Cardiovascular Science & Director at Liverpool Cardiovascular Centre

Professor Gregory Lip is Programme Director for Cardiovascular & Director at Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science and the David A. Price-Evans Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Liverpool. Gregory is a clinical researcher with a major interest into...

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Professor Andrew Pettitt - Programme Director for Cancer

Professor Andrew Pettitt is an Honorary Consultant Haemato-oncologist at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Professor and Head of the Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine at the University of Liverpool (UoL), and Chair of the NCRI Lymphoma Clinical Studies Group....

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Dr. Matina Tsalavouta - Programme Manager for Cancer

Dr Matina Tsalavouta is an experienced research business manager who relishes taking on new challenges, delivering organisational benefits and societal impact. Matina has an in-depth knowledge of the UK and EU research and higher education sectors, which she developed through...

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Professor Terry Jones - Director of Liverpool Head and Neck Centre

Professor Terry Jones is a Professor of Head and Neck Surgery and an international authority on the management of oropharyngeal cancer in the HPV (Human papillomavirus) era. Professor Jones is Director of the Liverpool Head and Neck Centre – the...

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Professor Sir Ian Gilmore - Director of Liverpool Centre for Alcohol Research

Professor Sir Ian Gilmore is Director of the Liverpool Centre for Alcohol Research. Sir Ian is a previous President of the Royal College of Physicians and a leading figure on alcohol policy in the UK. He is Professor of hepatology,...

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Paul Burdett - Programme Manager for Cardiovascular Science

Paul Burdett is a Chartered Management Accountant and has worked in a variety of programme and financial roles within local government authorities, higher education institutions, and commercial organisations.

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Dr. Carianne Hunt - Programme Manager for Starting Well

Dr. Carianne Hunt previously worked on staff capacity development with the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Research and Care – Greater Manchester (CLAHRC GM). Carrie has a PhD in Organisational Psychology and a Masters in Health Research. She has also led...

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Elizabeth Collins - Programme Manager for Infection

Elizabeth Collins has worked with a range of NHS organisations across North West England in acute and community settings, in addition to working on national improvement projects and for a medical Royal College. In addition to a law degree, Elizabeth...

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Dr. Seema Chauhan - Head of LHP SPARK

Experienced Operational Director with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Portfolio Management, Operations Management, Life Sciences, Business Meetings, and Project Finance. Strong research professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Molecular Physiology from Newcastle...

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Dr. Charlie Orton - Programme Manager for LHP SPARK

With a Ph.D in Foetal Toxicopathology (Faculty of Medicine, University of Liverpool 2002), Charlie has subsequently worked across the NHS & academic sector providing senior leadership & management in the creation, initiation and delivery of new partnerships, networks & large...

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Rachel Davies - Research Facilitator

Rachel Davies is a Research Facilitator at Liverpool Health Partners and works in our Industry Gateway Office (IGO) which aims to facilitate and streamline commercial study set up. Rachel has a varied background in research governance and has previously worked...

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Collette Lorne - Office Manager / PA

Collette Lorne is the Office Manager / PA at Liverpool Health Partners and is the main point of contact for managing and coordinating the general day-to-day activities across LHP and its stakeholders, including all the processes behind the Finances of...

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Izabela Pranaityte - Administrative Assistant

Bela graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2018 in Business Management. She joined LHP in 2019 as an Administrative Assistant, providing support for the Exec Team. She enjoys the busy environment and working with our partners.

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