Dan leads the Clinical Engineering service at Nottingham University Hospitals, one of the largest in Europe, which provides the full scope of equipment services including: device evaluation, commissioning, service and maintenance, decommissioning and disposal.  He has considerable experience of evaluating new technologies and medical devices and introducing them into the healthcare setting. Dan also holds an honorary chair in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham and is co-director of the Centre for Healthcare Technologies, a unique collaborative venture between Nottingham University and NUH NHS Trust specialising in the acceleration of curiosity driven science into adopted medical technology. He also chairs the NUH NHS Trust’s Medical Devices Group and sits on a number of trust-wide risk committees. Finally, Dan is also an expert member of the NICE Medical Technology Advisory Committee (MTAC). Dan is a director and founder member of CHEATA since its inception in late 2014.

Sarah has been the Business Manager for CHEATA since August 2016. Prior to joining CHEATA, Sarah was responsible for Healthcare and Medical Devices at Pera Technology, a role which included project delivery, client engagement and management, project planning and management as well as bid writing for major UK and EC funding bodies. Sarah is an experienced research scientist with a background in academic and clinical inflammation research where she undertook her post-doctoral studies on inflammatory mechanisms in the brain and activation mechanisms of eosinophils in asthma. She joined AstraZeneca in 2004 as an Experimental Pathologist in the Respiratory and Inflammation Therapy area, specialising in translation pathology of COPD and asthma. After leaving AZ, Sarah worked as an independent consultant continuing the experimental pathology work for a range of academic and commercial clients. 

Alex is a Human Factors Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham with particular expertise in the healthcare and medical sector. She is currently working in the MindTech research group in the Faculty of Medicine on the EU funded RADAR-CNS project, investigating the impact of mHealth interventions on clinical pathways. Previous roles in the Human Factors Research Group and Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute saw her researching technology utilization by healthcare professionals and patients, health promotion in specialist populations and the use of medical technologies and data in hospitals. Prior to this she gained her PhD in ‘Medical Device Design for Adolescents’. Alexandra is a member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) Healthcare Steering Committee, accredited trainer for the CIEHF Health Education England Human Factors Introductory Course and is an active member of the Faculty of Engineering Ethics Committee at the University of Nottingham.

Mike provides the health economic expertise for CHEATA. He has spent 25 years in healthcare technology assessment, electronic engineering and computer science. Mike is Senior Research Fellow with NIHR MindTech Healthcare Technology Co-operative based at the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and is also connected to the Faculty of Engineering Bioengineering research group  at the University of Nottingham. He also has extensive experience with the design and evaluation of medical devices, mobile apps and assistive technologies. Prior to joining MindTech, he was in the MATCH programme (2003-2013) researching methods and tools to ease the process of determining the value of healthcare technology innovations where he worked closely with NHS innovation partners and medical device companies and conducted Health Technology Assessments for the Centre for Evidence Based Procurement (CEP), NICE and the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS).

Beth is a founder member of CHEATA and is our regulatory expert. Beth is Consultant Clinical Engineer within the Clinical Engineering department at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Beth is a registered Clinical Scientist (Health & Care Professions Council) and Chartered Engineer with over 10 years of experience in the field of Clinical Engineering including Medical Device Regulation, Governance, Design & Development and Medical Device Safety. Beth has considerable experience in participating in NIHR funded i4i projects that involve Nottingham University, NUH NHS Trust and SMEs from the Industry.

Lizzy graduated with a BA(Honours) in Economics from the University of Liverpool, followed by a MSc in Health Economics from the University of York. She began her career as a health economist at the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Research Unit working for the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health on NICE clinical guidelines where she was the lead health economist on the Dementia guideline. Lizzy has worked as economic adviser at the Centre for Evidence-based Purchasing carrying out literature reviews and economic analyses focussing on the economic evaluation of medical devices ranging from disposables to MRI scanners. Lizzy was a technical adviser for the NICE Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme and was involved in developing the process and methods for the Programme which included designing the submission form and selection criteria. She led the technical team on a number of medical technologies guidance. She currently works for CHEATA on a variety of projects including literature reviews and MTEP submissions.

Elaine has worked at NUH as the Clinical Trials Manager within Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering since 1995. The Unit is part of the Nuclear Medicine section and undertakes all studies ranging from simple pilot studies through to clinical trials of investigational medicinal products where specialist imaging devices (e.g. gamma cameras) are used to image and follow the distribution of radiolabelled products throughout the body over time. Elaine’s role involves all aspects of running the clinical trials including trial design, regulatory submission, safety reporting, co-ordination and management, patient recruitment and consent, financial control, analysis and production of clinical reports.  Elaine is also responsible for trial costing, supervision and training of staff, and maintaining records in line with Good Clinical Practice (GCP), University and NHS Trust governance and all other applicable regulatory requirements (ARSAC, MHRA). In addition, Elaine is the radiopharmacy production supervisor taking responsibility for Investigation Medicinal product (IMP) manufacture in a MHRA licensed aseptic facility in line with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). Elaine also served as an Expert member of Northampton Ethics Committee between July 2008 and April 2013