The EVEREST-HN team

Investigators

Professor Vinidh PaleriProfessor Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon and Professor of Head and Neck Surgery, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Paleri

  • Co-Chief Investigator & Work Package 5 Co-Lead
  • Overall strategy, leadership and oversight

Professor Joanne Patterson, Professor of Speech & Language Therapy, University of Liverpool

Jo Patterson

  • Co-Chief Investigator & PPI Lead
  • Lead PPI engagement; overall programme leadership and oversight; Lead on national coordination and implementation; offer support for systematic review, qualitative and co-design, feasibility and RCT delivery; mentor AHPs as associate PIs at recruiting centres

Mr John Hardman, Chair of INTEGRATE and ENT Registrar, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

John Hardman

  • Deputy Chief Investigator & Work Package 4 Co-Lead
  • Provides overall programme leadership; co-lead on WP4 and coordinate national recruitment with INTEGRATE

Dr Nikki Rousseau, University Academic Fellow in Healthcare Technology Evaluation, University of Leeds

Nikki Rousseau

  • Work Package 1 Lead and Work Package 4 Co-Lead
  • Lead on process evaluations and phase 1 of SYNC platform development. Collaborate in phase 2 and phase 3 of the platform development, especially in co-design stages

Professor Rebecca Randell, Professor in Digital Innovations in Healthcare, University of Bradford

Rebecca Randell

  • Work Package 2 Co-Lead
  • Lead on intervention co-design and human-computer interaction in WP2, provide expertise on digital innovation

Mrs Lisa Emery, Chief Information Officer, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Lisa Emery

  • Work Package 2 Co-Lead
  • Lead on the technical liaison with Microsoft, and integration of SYNC system in hospital workflows, WP2.4 and on the roll out of the SYNC system to centres when the clinical WPs commence. At the end of the study, Lisa will liaise with NHS Digital on the implementation of intervention nationwide

Professor Jan van der Meulen, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine/ Royal College of Surgeons of England

Jan van der Meulen

  • Work Package 3 Lead
  • Lead on Informatics linkage of national datasets for suspected HNC referrals

Miss Theofano Tikka, ENT surgical trainee, PhD student (Public Health), NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

  • Work Package 4 Co-Lead
  • Clinical champion for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and coordinate trainee engagement through the INTEGRATE network

Professor Richard Hooper, Professor of Medical Statistics, Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit, Queen Mary University of London

Richard Hooper

  • Work Package 5 Co-Lead
  • Lead on cluster RCT design and analyses (WP5)

Professor Borislava Mihaylova, Professor of Health Economics, Queen Mary University of London

Borislava Mihaylova

  • Work Package 6 Co-Lead             
  • Lead on WP6, the health economic analyses.

Dr Kimberley Kavanagh, Senior Lecturer in Public Health Statistics, University of Strathclyde

Kim Kavanagh

  • Co-Investigator
  • Lead on algorithm exploration and development (WP4)

Dr Paula Bradley, General Practitioner with a special interest in Head and Neck diseases, Central Gateshead Medical Group

Paula Bradley

  • Co-Investigator
  • Lead on scoping review for symptom inventory in WP1 and primary care engagement and dissemination

Mr Karan Kapoor, Consultant Head & Neck and Thyroid Surgeon, East Surrey Hospital

Karan Kapoor

  • Co-Investigator & Industry liaison lead (Microsoft)
  • Lead on engagement with all multidisciplinary professional organisations

Mr Cyrus Kerawala, Consultant Maxillofacial / Head and Neck Surgeon, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Cyrus Kerawala

  • Co-Investigator
  • Lead on engaging maxillofacial/oral medicine community, patient groups, NICE for implementation strategy and offer strategic leadership in outputting the results into the wider NHS

Dr Ian Kellar, Associate Professor of Health Psychology, University of Leeds

  • Co-Investigator
  • Lead on co-design of behaviour change intervention materials for the EVEREST-HN pathway

Dr Kate Walker, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

  • Co-Investigator
  • Co-lead on Informatics linkage of national datasets in WP3

Professor David Cromwell, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine / Royal College of Surgeons of England

  • Co-Investigator
  • Co-lead on Informatics linkage of national datasets in WP3

Elizabeth Lingard, Public Health Expert and Transformation Lead, NHS England and NHS Improvement

  • Co-Investigator
  • Public Health Expert and Transformation Lead, NHS Improvement. Advise on Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity in the research

Mr Chris Elkington, PPI Representative with lived experience of head and neck cancer

  • Patient Public Involvement Group Chair, Co-Investigator
  • Contributing to running of the project; being involved in decision-making, collaboratively pre-empting barriers, highlighting any delays against the timeline and jointly generating solutions.

Mr John Holmes, PPI Representative with lived experience of head and neck cancer

  • Co-Investigator
  • Patient representative with lived experience of HNC and professional expertise in the process management industry.

Dr Runguo Wu, Health Economist, Queen Mary University of London

  • Co-Investigator
  • Delivery of Work Package 6 Health Economics

Programme Management Team

  • Miss Amy O’Reilly, Junior Programme Manager, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at the Royal Marden NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr David Lowery, Translational Research Manager, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at the Royal Marden NHS Foundation Trust