Professor Jeremy Levy - CATO Director

Jeremy leads and has oversight of all CATO activities and represents CATO interests at numerous AHSC, ICHT and ICL committees and boards. He is a Consultant Nephrologist at ICHT and was previously Head of School of Medicine for London Deanery. He has wide knowledge and interest in all aspects of healthcare education.

Professor Caroline Alexander - Lead Clinical Academic for Allied Health Professions

Dr Caroline AlexanderCaroline provides professional leadership and support to research staff working within ICHT as well as working with strategic partners to grow the capacity and capability of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and dieticians (therapists) principally, but including AHPs more widely, to become research aware, research-ready and research-active.

 Professor Mary Wells - Deputy Director of Nursing – Research

Wells, MaryMary’s key responsibilities are to provide professional leadership and support to research nurses and research practitioners across ICHT and work with strategic partners such as Imperial College London to grow the capacity and capability of nurses and midwives to become more research aware, ready and active.

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 Samantha Hobbs - Head of CATO Programmes

Sam’s responsibilities include: overseeing the planning and delivery of the CATO programme, supporting the development and implementation of new schemes and resources for clinical academics, coordinating bids for funding/posts, maintaining links with relevant colleagues across the AHSC and ensuring and overseeing departmental operations.

CATO Coordinators:

Gemma Herbert - headshotGemma Herbert
Gemma’s responsibilities include: providing the main point of contact for NMAHPP’s (Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professional’s, Healthcare Scientists, Pharmacy Staff and Psychologists), organising CATO events, coordinating communications, producing the NMAHPP newsletter and maintaining CATO systems including the CATO website.  


Rose Villanueva Parr
Rose's responsibilities include: organising CATO events, coordinating communications, managing bursary applications, data management and reporting, providing the main point of contact for Academic Clinical Fellows and Clinical Lecturers (medical) as well as maintaining CATO systems including the CATO website.  


CATO Administrator:

Nina Otim
Nina’s responsibilities include: organising CATO events (multi-professional), administering the Clinical Research Training Framework, maintaining CATO systems including the CATO website, coordinating communications, providing bursaries support, and specifically delivering support activities for clinical PhD fellows across the Imperial College AHSC. 


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