The Centre has a small Management Team of clinical academics based at St Catherine’s College. The Director and Co-Director are Bill Fulford (doctor and philosopher) and Ashok Handa (surgeon). Ed Peile (doctor and medical educationalist) is the lead for training developments. Tom Dobbs and Zoe Barber (surgical registrars) run the program on surgical care. Joel Ward is lead for Undergraduate Values-based Surgical Care, Michael Loughlin is Project Lead and Director – Literature Database Programme. Peter Lyne is Lead for Social Care, David Davies (medical educator and health technologist) and Matt Ellacott (creative professional) run the website.
Bill (KWM) Fulford
Bill is a Fellow of St Catherine’s College and Member of the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford; and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health, University of Warwick Medical School. Values-based practice builds on his work in philosophical value theory. As Special Adviser for Values-Based Practice in the Department of Health (2007 – 2011) Bill led on a number of early training and policy initiatives combining evidence-based and values-based approaches.
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Ashok is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and Director for Teaching in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Oxford University. He is Director of the Collaborating Centre for VBP and has led the development of the programme for values-based surgical care. Ashok is Fellow and Tutor for Graduates at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.
Zoe studied Medicine at the University of Oxford, where she won the Tutor’s Prize in Surgery. She is currently taking a year out of her Higher Surgical Training in General Surgery to take up a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship to travel to America with the aim of setting up a UK charity on her return to the UK. Her interest in VBP started as part of the team setting up the VBP in Surgery seminar series in Oxford.
David is Associate Professor at Warwick Medical School with responsibility for academic leadership in technology enhanced learning. His research interests are primarily around educational technology including digital technologies in resource poor settings. He was one of the lead researchers in the EC-funded ETATMBA project, the main aim of which was to enhance the training and professionalisation of clinical officers in Malawi and Tanzania through the development of leadership, service improvement, and values based practice. David spends several weeks each year working in Africa on teaching and training activities.
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Tom graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Oxford, followed by receiving the Hobson Mann scholarship and a Distinction in Clinical Medicine. He undertook his core surgical training in Oxford and is now an Academic Clinical Fellow in Plastic Surgery at the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery. His interest in VBP began in Oxford where he was part of the team who set up the VBP in Surgery seminar series.
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Lucy Fulford Smith
Lucy Fulford-Smith is a surgical trainee with an interest in both undergraduate and postgraduate education. She has been working with the Collaborating Centre for over a year, developing the surgical values-based practice program.
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Michael is Professor of Applied Philosophy at the University of West London and Fellow of the England Centre for Practice Development at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has written extensively on the relationship between evidence and values in health care and chairs the Special Interest Group in Health Philosophy for the European Society for Person-Centred Healthcare. He edits the special thematic editions in health philosophy for the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. Michael developed the wikiVBP library and continues as librarian to the project.
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Peter Lyne is management team lead member for social care and has undertaken over 30 years of voluntary work all associated with healthcare and disability services. Initially within NHS connected clinical settings (A+E followed by fundraising and public relations for research into renal medicine, surgery and organ transplantation). From 2004 to 2017 he was National Vice-President of a registered charity which addressed specific needs of disabled people.It was throughout this period that he served as an adviser on numerous Central and Welsh Government healthcare and disability forums.
A committed believer in effective collaboration and realising the need to improve social inclusion, equality and community engagement in order to enhance the self-esteem,wellbeing and independence of disabled people and carers, Peter founded the registered charity MASIS in 2012.
Guilherme Messas MD, PhD., is a Psychiatrist and Professor at Santa Casa de São Paulo School of Medical Sciences. He is Head of the Postgraduate Program on Phenomenological Psychopathology at the same institution. He is the originator and now Faculty Lead for the International MetaMasters in Phenomenology and Values-based Clinical Care
Guilherme is also Lead for VBP in Brazil. In this role he runs the Brazilian Network for Values-based Practice
Ed is Professor Emeritus in Medical Education, University of Warwick, a Fellow of three Royal Medical Colleges in the UK, and was awarded the 2009 President’s Medal of the Academy of Medical Educators for his lifetime achievement in medical education. He has now retired from clinical practice but remains active in academic life, researching and publishing on values-based practice. He was recently appointed Chair of the Education, Training and Standards Committee of the Academy of Healthcare Sciences.
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Mihir Sheth has experience in developing innovative medical devices across 3 continents. He strongly believes that healthcare innovation must follow the need-led philosophy rather than the tech-push philosophy. To that extent, he immerses himself in a clinical setting and identifies needs, along with the context that the problems lie in, alongside patients and clinicians. He was one of the first employees of Sisu Global Health, and worked on developing and bringing the Hemafuse, an autologous transfusion device, to hospitals in Kenya. As an Oxford Global Insight Fellow, he worked in hospitals in Senegal and UK to co-develop solutions with clinicians to problems faced by them, including on solutions to wean patients off the ventilator quicker.
Joel is a core surgical trainee in Oxford. He is also a Lecturer at St Catherine’s College and Academic Visitor to the Nuffield Department of Surgery. His interest in VBP grew from exposure to the Collaborating Centre during his studies at Oxford. He has since published on the importance of VBP throughout the medical field and leads the undergraduate education programme for the Collaborating Centre.
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Matt is the website manager for the Centre, and runs a business that provides web, design, and photography.
Before starting his business, Matt worked for 20 years in Financial Regulation and Compliance for a number of prestigious Asset Managers in the City of London.
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