Dr Charlotte Roberts
Senior Programme Manager
Dr Charlotte Roberts is a Senior Programme Manager. She obtained her medical degree and BSc in International Health from UCL where her passion for public health and policy began. She completed the Foundation Programme at Oxford University Hospitals in clinical areas including respiratory, infectious diseases, ENT, neurosurgery, GP and paediatrics, followed by a NHS National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellowship seconded to Public Health England. Most recently she was Vice President for Standardisation at the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) driving value based healthcare international through patient-centred outcome measurement. At KSS AHSN she leads the Technology Navigation team and service as well as support STP/ICSs with their clinical and financial priorities.
Katherine Sykes is a Programme Manager in the Technology Navigation team. Kath trained as a Nurse at UCL, and also has a BSc (hons) in Cancer Nursing and a Masters in Clinical Research. Kath has worked in the NHS for over 20 years leading teams and services in Cancer/Haematology and Clinical Research, in London and Sussex. Before joining the AHSN in 2018, Kath also worked in Quality and Patient Safety within Clinical Commissioning Groups in Sussex. Kath is passionate about the NHS, Quality Improvement, supporting spread of effective, proven, innovation that improves the health care outcomes of our populations and supports our workforce. She utilises her clinical and research knowledge, skills, and experience to look at innovation through a pragmatic but clinically focused lense to supports our stakeholders in Sussex STP and across the region.
Athina Lockyer is a Programme Manager. Athina is dual qualified as a health visitor and adult nurse, and also has a PGCert in Leadership in Health and a Masters in Public Health Practice. She has also worked in quality improvement, digital record keeping and was a Darzi Fellow with Surrey County Council. Athina is passionate about co-production and working collaboratively to improve patient outcomes using innovations and technology. She works across the region to support the spread and adoption of new evidence based technologies and the Kent and Medway STP workstreams.
Jillian Owens is a Programme Manager in the Technology Navigation team. She has come most recently from a background in public health with Public Health England, Health Education England and local authority public health teams across London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex. She has spent several years leading various programme areas focussed on sourcing, upscaling and spreading innovation in workforce development including developing brief intervention skills among emergency medicine registrars, and developing health and social care commissioner training to focus on value and outcomes. At the core of all Jillian’s activity is the desire to improve population health and wellbeing as well as better outcomes for individuals. Jillian uses her varied skills and experience to support systems partners in striving for continual improvement and best practice. Prior to embarking on a career in the health sector Jillian has been a lawyer and Director of an electronic security company.