Who’s involved

Stroke HIT's Directors include people from different health care backgrounds:

  • Dr Phil Clatworthy, Consultant Stroke Neurologist, North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Sara Blackmore, Director for Public Health, South Gloucestershire Council
  • Chris Priestman, peer Director and lead for public involvement in health services
  • Stephen Hill, peer Director and and lead for public involvement in research
  • Dr Phil Simons, BNSSG Clinical Lead for Stroke

Other team members include:

  • Lead for education, training and skills: Jayne Weare, Head of Therapy Services, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lead for research strategy: Professor Pat Kehoe, Professor of Translational Dementia Research, University of Bristol
  • Lead for evaluation and stroke services research: Dr Mary Cramp, Associate Head, Allied Health Professions, University of the West of England
  • Clinical lead for acute care: Dr Justin Pearson, Consultant Stroke Neurologist and Stroke Clinical Lead, North Bristol Trust
  • Management lead for acute care: Rhona Galt, General Manager, Division of Neurosciences and Musculoskeletal, North Bristol Trust
  • Management lead for community (health): Lee Colwill, Programme Lead for Stroke and Rehabilitation, North Somerset CCG
  • Management lead for community (local authority): to be appointed
  • Lead for public health: Vivienne Harrison, Long Term Conditions Public Health Lead, Bristol City Council
  • Lead for social care: to be appointed
  • Therapies clinical lead: Stephanie Ticehurst, Professional Head Adult / Acute Speech and Language and Hearing Therapy Services, North Bristol Trust
  • HIT programme manager: Jan Connett
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