The PROGROUP Team

We have built a fantastic, skilled team, including specialist service providers, service users, Tier 3 commissioners, dieticians, psychologists, behavioural scientists and implementation scientists, health service researchers, health economists, statisticians, professional services, as well as external experts in the field.

Click on the teams photos to go to the University profiles and contact information:

Principal Investigators

Professor Jon Pinkney

Professor of Medicine
(Diabetes & Endocrinology)

University of Plymouth

Professor Mark Tarrant

Professor of Psychology

University of Plymouth

Programme Management

Dr Dawn Swancutt

Senior Research Fellow, Mixed Methods Research

University of Plymouth

Process Evaluation

Dr Jenny Lloyd

Senior Lecturer in Public Health Research

University of Exeter

Implementation

Professor Rod Sheaff

Professor of Health Services Research

University of Plymouth

Programme Experts

Professor Sarah Dean

Professor in Psychology Applied to Rehabilitation and Health

University of Exeter

Professor Richard Byng

Professor of Primary Care Research

University of Plymouth

Professor Adrian Taylor

Professor in Health Services Research

University of Plymouth

Ms Mary O’Kane

Honorary Consultant Dietitian

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Pen Clinical Trials Unit (Plymouth)

Dr Wendy Ingram

Senior Clinical Trials Manager
Peninsula Medical School
(Faculty of Health)

University of Plymouth

Dr Jeanette Sanders

Trials Manager
Peninsula Medical School
(Faculty of Health)

University of Plymouth

Miss Hannah Gott

Clinical Trials Assistant
Peninsula Medical School
(Faculty of Health)

University of Plymouth

Researchers

Dr Shokraneh Moghadam

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Exeter

Dr Lily Hawkins

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Exeter

Laura Hollands

Postgraduate Research Associate

University of Plymouth

Evidence synthesis

Mrs Lorna Burns

Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare – Information Specialist (Education)

University of Plymouth

Health Economics

Professor Anne Spencer

Associate Professor

University of Exeter

Dr Liz Goodwin

Research Fellow

University of Exeter

Statisticians

Professor Siobhan Creanor

Professor of Medical Statistics & Clinical Trials

University of Exeter

Dr Jo Hosking

Senior Research Fellow & BMBS Lead for Statistics & Numeracy
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)

University of Plymouth

Research Administrators

Mrs Laura Gill

Research Group Co-ordinator

University of Plymouth

Mrs Lucy Evans

Project Administrator

University of Exeter

Patient Representative

Steve Perry

Patient Advisory Group (PAG)

University of Plymouth

Service Leads

Mrs Sarah Hind

Specialist weight management service expert

Plymouth Community Healthcare (CIC)

Prof John Wilding

Professor of Medicine

University of Liverpool

Psychologist

Dr Sarah Baldrey

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Clinical Psychology
School of Psychology (Faculty of Health)

Plymouth site