Meet the Team

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Martin Griffiths CBE, Clinical Director

Hi, I’m Martin P Griffiths CBE, a consultant trauma surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust. In 2019, I was appointed the NHS’s first Clinical Director for Violence Reduction in London and then the NHS National Clinical Director for Violence Reduction. In both roles, I lead and coordinate the strategy and delivery of health-focused programmes which aim to reduce interpersonal violence.

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Sinéad Dervin, Programme Lead

Hello, my name is Sinéad Dervin. I am Head of NHS Health and Justice London and the London Violence Reduction Programme. I practiced as a social worker and Approved Mental Health Professional and worked in a range of settings throughout my career. This included forensic mental health services and specialist services for homeless people with serious mental illness and prisons.

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Claire Ruiz, Senior Programme Manager

Hi, my name is Claire Ruiz and I am senior programme manager in the London Violence Reduction Programme. My background is in programme management, science, research and service improvement across a number of different health areas within the NHS. I am passionate improving the health and wellbeing of Londoners, reducing inequalities and enabling children and young people to thrive.

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Kamal Pasha, Project Manager

Hello, my name is Kamal Pasha, I am a project manager for the London Violence Reduction Programme. I support the implementation of the London Vanguards and lead on the social prescribing model of care for violence reduction. I am also working on a revised clinical network for violence reduction. My day-to-day work involves project management support, engagement with our partner organisations and facilitating the system efforts to deliver services within our programme.

Tukiya Mutupa, Project Manager

Hello, my name is Tukiya Mutupa, and I manage the Outreach Programme at the NHS Violence Reduction Programme. I am passionate about building healthy communities, and ensuring young people thrive in life. I am a scientist by training and I have a background in global health policy, business development, community work, and research. Paramount to the Outreach programme is meeting young people where they are and supporting them to access opportunities.

Tola Masha, Programme Manager

Hello, my name is Tola Masha. I am a Programme Manager who is passionate about addressing inequalities and ensuring young people from deprived communities have access to equitable resources. I currently manage the Violence Reduction Academy and support other workstreams across the London Violence Reduction Programme.

Perpetua Kamwendo, Children and Young People Lead

Hello, my name is Perpetua Kamwendo and I am a children and young people lead in the NHSE London Health and Justice Team. My role has strategic oversight of all London CYP Health and Justice commissioned pathways, and this includes the Secure Estate and community pathways. One of the key priorities of our programme of work is to fulfil the NHS’s Long Term Plan ambition to improve pathways for Children and Young people who have complex needs and who are considered high risk and high harm.

Mary Urquhart-Price, Senior Business Manager

Hello, my name is Mary Urquhart-Price and I am the Senior Business manager at the NHS Violence Reduction Programme. I have worked with the NHS for 19 years. One of my main roles now is to support Martin Griffiths and the London Violence Reduction Programme Team. It’s a great job and I am so passionate that what I do supports young people and helps to prevent and reduce serious violence in London.

Corinne Clarkson, Public Health Specialist

Hello, my name is Corinne Clarkson. I am a Public Health Specialist providing insight and support on the health needs of different groups of people and the London population to the Violence Reduction Programme at NHSE. I am passionate about working towards ensuring that everyone in our city has fair and equitable opportunities to live a healthy, happy life, free from harm. I believe in addressing the underlying causes of violence to prevent it occurring and supporting those who are affected by it to recover and thrive. My background is in community healthcare and public health practice supporting families and individuals experiencing social exclusion.

Meet the Clinical Leads

Clare Bingham – Clinical Lead for Mental Health

Hello, my name is Clare Bingham, and I am the Clinical Lead for Mental Health for the London Violence Reduction Programme. I am a Clinical Psychologist by training and have a background working in forensic mental health services in the NHS. Most of my experience has been working with people who have been convicted of violence and I have a particular interest in how mental health services can be made more accessible for people at risk of acting violently, in order to facilitate early intervention and prevent harm.

Michael Carver – Clinical Lead for the London Violence Reduction Academy

Hello, I’m Michael Carver, a clinical research fellow at the Centre for Trauma Sciences, QMUL, where I am studying for a doctorate in violence reduction. I have worked in the Emergency Department at The Royal London Hospital since 2012 as a nurse. After helping to develop an implementation guide for hospital-based violence reduction over the last two years, I was appointed as Clinical Lead for the Violence Reduction Academy, where I hope to support the NHS in building a widely accessible repository of research and evidence-based practice for NHS professionals and outside organisations alike. Developing new and effective ways of preventing violence is something I’m incredibly passionate about.

Kate O’Loughlin – Clinical Lead for Outreach

Hello, I am Kate O’Loughlin and I work as a Paediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant at the Evelina Children’s Hospital. I am the Outreach Clinical Lead at the NHS Violence Reduction Programme. I have a professional investment in promoting a social prescribing approach to early intervention for violence and exploitation; linking with community organisations to create meaningful positive change for young people. A strong area of interest of mine is in violence and exploitation experienced by girls and young women and in developing a gendered approach to violence reduction initiatives.

Adam Woodgate – Clinical Lead for Data Intelligence

Hello, I am Adam Woodgate, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Lead Adult Emergency Department (ED) at the Royal London Hospital, Consultant with Physician Response Unit (London’s Air Ambulance). Since 2019 I have led the Data and Intelligence Workstream for the Violence Reduction project and have been involved in ED assault data since 2010. Although I provide clinical care to the effects of interpersonal violence both in the ED and in the community, I know it is vitally important that the NHS can quantify this work, which bits of the system are involved in it, understand local and regional population data, assist our local partners and monitor the impact of any programme we deliver.

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