SCALS People

Studies in Co-creating Assisted Living Solutions
Contact Information
Sara Shaw
Senior Researcher
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
University of Oxford
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6GG

+44 (0)1865 617873

Core research team at University of Oxford

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Christine A'Court

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Nick Fahy

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Trish Greenhalgh

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Gemma Hughes

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Chrysanthi Papoutsi

Caitlin Pilbeam

Caitlin is a doctoral student working within the SCALS programme. She has a background in anthropology and has joined the team following completion of her Masters in Medical Anthropology at Oxford.

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Sara Shaw

Academic Collaborators

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Emma Byrne

Queen Mary University of London

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Sue Hinder

Freelance, Raft Research

Jenni Lynch

University of Hertfordshire
Jennifer is leading one of case studies investigating how people with complex medical and social care needs can be better supported to live independently using technology. She has a background in health and social care commissioning, having previously worked for a local authority and NHS Trust before returning to academia to engage in doctoral research. Her PhD, funded through an ESRC Collaborative Award for Science and Engineering (CASE studentship), assessed the contribution and aspirations of different stakeholders involved in the provision of telecare and telehealth, with a particular focus on public policy discourse; experience-based narratives; the relationship between policy and practice; and the ethical dimensions of technological interventions in health and social care arrangements.

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Kazem Rahimi

University of Oxford

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Rob Stones

University of Western Sydney

Steering Group

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Tony Bowden

Helicon Health

Jenni Bowley

Citizen / lay representative (Chair)

Phil Downs

ALT user
Over the last 25 years Phil has had a number of roles reflecting a longstanding commitment to equality (and equality legislation) for disabled people. Phil’s focus derives from a life changing injury which has also led to him to use a range of assisted living technologies and invent some items himself.

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Tom French

Tinder Foundation

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Wendy Kendall


Peter Kirby

Citizen / lay representative

James Leeming

Graphnet Health Ltd
James is a business analyst and founder of Graphnet Health Ltd, the UK’s leading supplier of shared care record software to the NHS and care services

Geraint Lewis

NHS England
Geraint is Chief Data Officer at NHS England, a position he has held since January 2013. He is also Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at University College London.

Harpreet Sood

NHS England
Harpreet is Senior Fellow to the CEO at NHS England where his role focuses on (amongst other things) digital health and innovation policy, including reimbursement/commissioning digital health services and enabling diffusion of healthcare innovation across the NHS in England.

John Taylor

Citizen / lay representative
John brings a range of experience working in engineering, industry and healthcare, including chairing Connecting for Health G6 and former governor of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. He is currently Board member of the United Kingdom Faculty of Health Informatics and a member of the Primary Health Care Steering Group at the British Computing Society.

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David Walker


Paul Woodgate

Wellcome Trust
Paul is Research Funding Advisor in Humanities and Social Science at the Wellcome Trust.

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