Who's involved

Stroke HIT’s Directors include people from different health and care backgrounds, and people with lived experience of stroke:

  • Dr Phil Clatworthy, Consultant Stroke Neurologist, North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Stephen Hill, Lead for public involvement in research
  • Claire Angell, Lead for Lived Experience Group
  • Dr Phil Simons, BNSSG Clinical Lead for Stroke
  • Dr Viv Harrison, Consultant in Public Health Medicine – Population Health, Bristol City Council

Other team members and affiliated organisations include:

  • Lead for education, training and skills: Claire Fullbrook-Scanlon, Senior Lecturer, University of the West of England and Consultant Stroke Nurse, Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Gloucestershire Council:  Clare Cook, Programme Lead of Healthy Lives – Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk; Rosemary Johnson, Service Manager and Principal Occupational Therapist
  • University of the West of England: Dr Praveen Kumar, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy
  • Bristol After Stroke: Rebecca Sheehy, Chief Executive
  • Healthwatch BNSSG: Vicky Marriott, Area Manager
  • Stroke Association: Garry Jopling and Jaqui Cuthbert, South West Leadership Team
  • Bristol City Council: Andrea Dickens, Principal Public Health Specialist and Lerato Dunn, Arts Development Officer
  • Sirona care and health: Emma Richards, Clinical and Operational Lead for Stroke and Neuro; Rob Jones, Stroke Specialist Physio, Team Lead and Stroke Services Evaluation Lead
  • Bristol Black Carers
  • Healthier Together Integrated Care System: Jeremy Westwood, Service Improvement Manager
  • HIT Senior Project Manager: Heidi Andrews