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Oxford has a wealth of talent, intellect and people, but until recently the scale of this potential has not been matched in terms of health innovations outputs deriving from the city and region.  We built TheHill to bring together traditional Oxford strengths of academic excellence and rigour with West Coast vibrancy and enthusiasm in order to help ignite the next generation of healthcare innovations. We work and collaborate with the clinical, academic, and entrepreneurial communities, both institutions and other bodies, and support and champion the people working in this field in Oxford, the Thames Valley in order to support health innovation in the region and ensure Oxford fulfils its potential to be a world leading centre.
Our Team
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Dr Alexander Finlayson, MBBS

Co-founder, Director

Alexander is an academic medical doctor, researcher at the Dept of Primary Healthcare Sciences, and a Doll Fellow at Green Templeton College.  He was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University, where he came up with the idea to found the digital health platform Medicine Africa which supports medical education in places like Somalia through partnerships with UK universities and hospitals.  He founded the 2023 Challenge, and innovation fund embedded in the NHS, and has been a team member of Digital Health Oxford since 2015.
Dr Richie Harrington, PhD

Co-founder, Director

Richie is a postdoctoral researcher at the Nuffield Dept of Population Health, working as a data scientist with a focus on prevention of non-communicable diseases through diet and nutrition.  He previous completed a PhD in bioinformatics and molecular evolution at the University of Cambridge.  Richie founded Digital Health Oxford, a non-profit organisation that supports and promotes the cross-sector and cross-disciplinary digital health community in Oxford.
Dr Nick de Pennington, BM BCh FRCS

Co-founder, Director

Nick is a qualified neurosurgeon, Cambridge- and Oxford-trained, and currently Digital Health Innovation Lead at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  He conceived, led the development and  implementation of OARS (Oxford Acute Referals System) to electronically manage referrals to specialist services at the OUH Trust, working with a team of clinicians, designers, software engineers, and hospital IT staff. He is also founder of Ufonia, a company using speech based artificial intelligence to monitor patients with chronic disease.
Dr Nick Scott Ram, PhD, MBE

Director

Nick is Director of Commercial Development at the Oxford Academic Health Science Network, responsible for the wealth creation and commercial development programme at the AHSN.

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Chris Goard

Chair

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Prof Sir Muir Gray

Advisor

BVHC

Primary Care

OUH

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Geraldine Murphy

Project Manager

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