Meet the team

Alex Graham

Alex, Evaluation and Insight Analyst

Alex has worked for the NHS for 5 years since leaving university, firstly 3 years in a Community Trust as an Admin Support, as part of an outpatients department and then joined NHS England and Improvement in early 2019, where she worked in the East Midlands as a Project Coordinator for regional bespoke organisational development interventions. Alex now works as part of the Research and Evaluation team as an Evaluation and Insight Analyst, supporting evaluations of large-scale projects delivered nationally and regionally. Alex has a Masters degree in research and did the majority of her studying around the psychological health and wellbeing of adolescents.

Chloe, Analyst

Chloe has worked in the NHS for the last 10 years, working in mental health and community providers before moving to national regulation at Care Quality Commission where she has been for the last 5 years. She is an analyst by background, with experience of being an inspector of acute providers and working in evaluation.

Eren Behget

Eren, Learning Needs Senior Analyst (Team Leaders)

Eren has worked in the NHS for around 4 years, spending most of his career as a Leadership Development Coordinator for the London Leadership Academy, coordinating programmes for inclusion, primary care, and patient engagement. He also has an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Occupational Psychology where he conducted research on leadership and organisational adaptivity.

Niomie Warner

Niomie, Head of Research, Evaluation and Insights

Niomie has worked in the NHS for the last 15 years. She has worked in providers (acute, mental health and community), commissioners and at national level. She spent 4 years working for the Care Quality Commission, leading analytics for hospital inspections before moving to NHS England and Improvement. She has a BA(Hons) and is an analyst by background and has a passion for innovation and continuous improvement and specialises in using data, research and intelligence to drive improvement and make evidence-based decisions.

Richard Leech

Richard, Research and Insights Lead

Richard graduated with a degree in physiotherapy before working clinically in the NHS and professional sport. He went on to study Sports and Exercise Medicine at MSc and PhD level. After this, he spent time working at Health Education England before joining the Leadership and Lifelong Learning team in 2020.

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Rob, National Programme Coordinator for Research and Evaluation

Rob has over 20 years experience working in Learning and Development across several industries and joined the NHS Leadership Academy in February 2015. He moved to his current role in January 2019.

Sam, Learning Needs Senior Analyst

Sam has held roles in health services research, analytics and policy for the past 10 years with a particular focus on education and training for healthcare professionals. Prior to joining the Leadership and Lifelong Learning team, he supported the development and delivery of education reform programmes in pharmacy and dentistry at Health Education England.

Sam holds a PhD in health services research and has carried out and published numerous research projects using qualitative and quantitative methods. He has a particular interest in how individuals learn and acquire skills effectively and efficiently through different education delivery models. 

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