JPAC Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee

SRI Core Team

Mike Murphy

Professor of Blood Transfusion Medicine, University of Oxford; Consultant Haematologist, NHS Blood and Transplant and Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust.

Role in NHSBT: Principal Investigator
Interested in: Innovation in hospital transfusion practice and research into the safe and effective use of blood.
Role in SRI: Co-Director and clinical lead.

Dave Roberts

Professor of Haematology, Nuffield Dept of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, University of Oxford; Consultant Haematologist, NHS Blood and Transplant

Role in NHSBT: Principal Investigator and Research Coordinator at NHSBT-Oxford
Interested in: Clinical aspects of transfusion medicine including iron chelation and immunohaematology
Role in SRI: Co-Director and lead on a number of reviews.
 

Simon Stanworth

Consultant Haematologist, NHS Blood and Transplant and Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust

Role in NHSBT: Responsible for hospital transfusion services at John Radcliffe Hospital and South Central Regional Transfusion Committee.
Interested in: Researching the effectiveness of blood for transfusion.
Role in SRI: Clinical researcher and lead on a number of reviews.
 

Lise Estcourt

Consultant Haematologist, NHS Blood and Transplant

Role in NHSBT: Responsible for developing clinical trials and performing systematic reviews on behalf of NHSBT.
Interested in: Researching the safe and effective use of blood components in patients with haematological disorders.
Role in SRI: NIHR Cochrane Programme Grant Holder. Clinical researcher and lead on a number of reviews.

Susan Brunskill

Senior Information Scientist

Role in NHSBT: Clinical researcher
Interested in: The general use of blood across all clinical areas; ensuring that blood is used efficiently and safely at all times and in all patients; the process and methodology of a systematic review; how systematic reviews can best be used to inform clinical practice. Working within the SRI fulfils both my interest in research and my desire to contribute to the improvement of clinical practice and the patient experience.
Role in SRI: Methodological expert, project manages reviews and undertakes own reviews, day-to-day manager of the SRI

Sheila Fisher

Systematic Reviewer

Role in NHSBT: Clinical researcher
Interested in: Contributing to both the methodological and applied aspects of systematic reviews; utilising my previous scientific research experience to enhance the research output of the SRI; developing information systems to facilitate and improve the efficiency of the review process.
Role in SRI: Lead on a number of reviews; responsible for the development and management of information systems for the SRI.

Carolyn Dorée

Information Specialist

Role in NHSBT: Clinical researcher
Interested in: Developments in information retrieval, search filters and health information science; search methods for sourcing high quality online health and medical information; international clinical trial registers and databases.
Role in SRI: Information science lead for the SRI and for the UK Blood Transfusion & Tissue Transplantation Services.

Catherine Kimber

Assistant Information Specialist

Role in NHSBT: Clinical researcher
Interested in: Developments in health information science and online health libraries; search methods for sourcing high quality online health and medical information; optimal methods for provision of high quality information to aid clinical decision-making.
Role in SRI: Information science support for the Systematic Review Initiative.

Patricia Fortin

Systematic Reviewer

Role in NHSBT: Conduct and update systematic reviews
Interested in: The conduct of systematic reviews to contribute to the clinical evidence base for the use and preservation of blood and blood products. All aspects of systematic review methodology and how reviews can be integrated into and inform clinical practice. Present focus is on the use of red cell transfusions in sickle cell disease.
Role in SRI: Lead, manage, co-ordinate and liaise with other authors and Cochrane groups to conduct and/or update systematic review projects.