Pre-eclampsia and high blood pressure in pregnancy
Hugh Grant is an English actor and film producer. Among others, he has received a Golden globe award, a BAFTA, and an Honorary Cesar.
Jon Snow is the main anchor of Channel 4 News. Having taught on VSO in Uganda, his first job was as a youth worker in a day centre for homeless teenagers in London's West End. In his career, Jon has reported all over the world, from Afghanistan to Antarctica. He's a school governor and the Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University.
Professor Sir David Weatherall
David Weatherall was the Nuffield Professor of Clinical Medicine from 1974 until 1992. In 1992 he was appointed Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University. In 1979 he became Honorary Director of the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, and in 1989 he established the Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford, of which he was Honorary Director (later renamed Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine).
Ann McPherson qualified as a doctor in 1968 and was a general practitioner in Oxford for 30 years until 2008. She joined the Department of Primary Care, Oxford University - part-time in April 2001. She cofounded the Healthtalkonline website in conjunction with Andrew Herxheimer, and the Health Experiences Research Group in the University.
Andrew Herxheimer FRCP
He spent most of his career teaching clinical pharmacology in London, most recently at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. For 30 years he also edited Drug & Therapeutics Bulletin, published by the Consumers’ Association. Since 1992 he has worked in the Cochrane Collaboration and is now Emeritus Fellow of the UK Cochrane Centre in Oxford.
Board of trustees
Lord Stone of Blackheath (Chair)
Lord Stone was raised to the peerage in 1997. He joined Marks and Spencer plc as a trainee in 1966 and retired from his position as joint Managing Director of the Company in 1999. His community work has been based around his fascination with the juxtaposition between Art and Science, healthcare, working with charities to help bereaved children and a lifelong interest in the process of creating understanding and working towards peace in the Middle East.
Pauline is a solicitor who worked for 15 years for the Citizens Advice Bureau, initially as a generalist but ultimately developing an employment law specialism. She then moved into private practice, becoming a partner in the employment department of Russell-Cooke LLP. She has now retired but continues as a Consultant. Pauline is an Honorary Solicitor to West London Action for Children, a charity providing counselling and support to disadvantaged children and their parents and/or carers in west London.
Andrew Herxheimer FRCP
Andrew is DIPEx co-founder. He spent most of his career teaching clinical pharmacology in London, most recently at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. For 30 years he also edited Drug & Therapeutics Bulletin, published by the Consumers’ Association. Since 1992 he has worked in the Cochrane Collaboration and is now Emeritus Fellow of the UK Cochrane Centre in Oxford.
Timothy Copestake has worked in Television for 35 years. Starting as a trainee at BBC TV he became a film editor and subsequently a producer and director in their current affairs department. After working on many major programmes including ‘Panorama’, he decided to go freelance in the early nineties. He has since made programmes for all the major broadcasters and most recently concentrated on historical documentaries for Channel Four, including an archaeological series about the pre-history of Britain; Britain BC, and a series about the birth of democracy in ancient Greece.
Dr Judy Kane
Judy is a GP who qualified from St. Georges Hospital in 1968 and started an audio-visual aids programme for teaching medical students at the hospital. Judy became a trainer in 1985 and sat on the Trainer Selection Committee for the Surrey area. Attachments to the National Heart and Lung Institute and to St. Georges Hospital medical school ensured a steady supply of pre and post grad students for our practice to teach. For 15 years she was on the Elizabeth Nuffield Education trust committee and oversaw the giving of grants to students. Judy is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and chairs the South West London advisory committee for the appointment of magistrates. Judy still does a couple of days in general practice but no admin!!
Jane is clinical pharmacologist by training, she started her career in research at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School at the Hammersmith Hospital in London. On completing her PhD, she entered the pharmaceutical industry working in quality and project management roles before joining the Search and Intelligence consultancy, Armstrong Craven to establish their Healthcare & Life Sciences practice in 1997. Since then, Healthcare & Lifescience has become a worldwide practice and Jane has gone on to establish the firms business development capability and was appointed to the board as their commercial director in 2007. Today, as a member of the leadership team, she is responsible for marketing and continues to support Health & Consumer clients all over the world. This includes the NHS, Charities and other organisations within Health and Social Care.
Mike Russell FCMA
Mike is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants, having qualified as an Accountant in 1979. For over 20 years, Mike held various financial and general management roles within Oxford Instruments Plc including spells as FD of the Medical and Superconductivity Divisions and spent two years living and working in the USA. From 1992 to 2006 Mike was a Non-Executive Director in the NHS in Oxfordshire with three terms (92-01) of office with the Oxfordshire Community Health (NHS) Trust and two (01-06) with the South West Oxfordshire PCT serving both trusts throughout this period as Audit Committee Chairman as a member of various other committees. Since 2006 Mike has been the Finance Director of the Zoological Society of London, the conservation charity that runs London and Whipsnade Zoo and runs over 50 conservation projects in Britain and worldwide through its scientific arm, the Insitute of Zoology.
Simon has spent 25 years as a strategy, transformation and change consultant. Simon was the Managing Partner of Corporate Value Associates (UK and US), and prior to that was one of the youngest ever Vice-Presidents of Mercer Management Consulting. Simon has worked on around 150 exercises with 30 clients in 15 countries, across 20 private, public and charity sectors. He now runs a small team of strategic and organisational development consultancy called New World. He is also a visiting tutor at Warwick Business School running an EDP course on the topic of “Delivering Strategic Transformations”, and has an MBA from INSEAD. Simon is a semi-professional musician and a 3 times world-war games champion and lives near Epsom with his wife and 3 children.
Adam Barnett - Technology Manager
Adam Barnett joined DIPEx in 2008 from his former position as operations team leader at a web based, VC funded company. His current role as Technology manager involves overseeing the effective and efficient operation of all technology for the charity. Including deriving, implementing and managing the strategy for technology developments that provide solutions for all aspects of the organisation’s activity and development.
Jo Kidd - Communications Manager
Jo has been working for DIPEx since Autumn 2010 and is responsible for managing our social media presence, website content and marketing/PR. In previous roles, Jo has worked for charities campaigning on poverty, the environment and human rights, carried out research for campaigns for adults with autism and developed websites for HIV & Aids charities as a volunteer in Lahore, Pakistan.
Tracy Noble – Administrator
Tracy is an experienced office manager/administrator with a progressive career record that has embraced general, sales office and HR management in a broad range of high-technology, consumer, business and industrial sectors. She has worked in large multi-national corporations, medium size blue-chip organisations and VC funded start-ups.