Adrian joined the University in June 2011 as the Operational Manager for the National Institute for Health Research Design Service and is currently Head of Faculty Operations (Medicine). Prior to that he held various senior leadership roles within the NHS including an executive director role within an east London NHS Trust, Director of Policy and Standards at the UKCC (forerunner of the Nursing & Midwifery Council), and Clinical Director for Multi-Channel Services at NHS Direct. Adrian has worked with the Department of Health in developing various health policy initiatives and in setting up the NHS Choices. He has extensive experience in leading and developing health care strategies and managing complex organisations. Adrian is an external assessor for the NICE-NHS Evidence accreditation scheme. He is married with a teenage son at school in Hampshire and a daughter at University in Bristol, his wife works as resuscitation clinical specialist at Poole Hospital NHS Trust.