Our Board

Governance and management of the Institute is served by a Steering Group, chaired by Professor Clare Austin, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Medicine; and a Management Group, chaired by Professor Sally Spencer, Director of the Institute.  In addition to this there are various cross-University collaborations.


Steering Group

The Steering Group develop and support the strategic aims of the Institute, whilst a combination of both internal and external membership ensures that its activities are of direct relevance to, and are of benefit to, our stakeholders.

External members:

• Haku Bhatt, Innovation Programme Manager, Innovation Agency (Academic Health Science Network, North West Coast) and Liverpool Health Partners
• Mark Jackson, Deputy CEO, Liverpool Health Partners
• Dr Mumtaz Patel, Associate Dean – Hospital and Community Care, Health Education England
• Prof Kate Ardern, Director of Public Health, Wigan Council
• Richard Mundon, Director of Strategy and Planning, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
• Prof Sarah O’Brien, Clinical Accountable Officer, St. Helens and Knowsley Clinical Commissioning Group
• George Turner, Service User and Carer representative (PPI)

Internal members:


Management Group

The primary aim of the Management Group is to implement Institute strategy, as determined by the Steering Group.  Representative of the Institute’s cross-faculty composition, the Group includes academics from across the University who have an interest in health and social care.

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