Claire Strickland, Chief Executive
Claire Strickland was appointed in April 2014 and heads up our leadership team. Claire’s most recent position was as a Senior Consultant within the Healthcare Team at BDO, the world’s fifth-largest accountancy and business advisory firm. Prior to that, she had been Head of Physiotherapy Practice at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Claire graduated as a Physiotherapist from Lanchester Polytechnic (now called Coventry University) and in 2005 was awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
Between 1999 and 2003 Claire held a strategic leadership role as Vice Chair, then Chair, of the CSP Council and was invited to speak at a range of national and international conferences.
Claire has had experience of commissioning, having been a member of the Professional Executive Committee (PEC) of Tower Hamlets PCT for four years, leading on service redesign of a range of patient pathways. She is also an experienced service manager having held the post of Joint Head of the Physiotherapy Service at Barts Health NHS Trust.
Claire is Dr Paul Strickland’s daughter and believes that the patient must always come first when delivering high standard care.
Consultants and doctors
Professor Anwar Padhani
MB BS FRCP FRCR
Consultant Radiologist, Lead Consultant for MRI
Prof. Anwar R. Padhani is an internationally recognized Oncological MRI Radiologist at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, London. He is Professor of Cancer Imaging at the Institute of Cancer Research, London.
He is a recognised cancer imaging expert, looking after patients on a weekly basis. He is a specialist in emerging clinical MRI applications including dynamic MRI, diffusion-weighted MRI, MR spectroscopy, whole body MRI and multiparametric MRI of prostate cancer. Recently he has expended his energy into therapy evaluations of metastatic bone disease in breast and prostate cancer. He has been instrumental in introducing multiparametric prostate MRI into clinical practice in the UK, contributing to UK guideline development, quality assurance programs and training.
He has contributed to international guidelines development including the ESUR/ACR prostate PI-RADS committee, the St Gallen advanced prostate cancer consensus conference (APCCC) committee and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) advanced prostate cancer guidelines.
Dr Wai Lup Wong
BA (Hons) FRCP FRCR
Consultant Radiologist, Lead Consultant for PET-CT
Dr Wong is Consultant Radiologist at Mount Vernon Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College, London. In addition Dr Wong is the current chair of the Cancer Diagnostics Clinical Reference Group (CRG), which provides clinical advice and leadership to NHS England on how specialised services should be provided.
He is the author or co-author of journal papers, review articles and published abstracts on PET-CT imaging, and and has been awarded prizes by the Royal College of Radiologists and the British Institute of Radiology.
Dr Andrew Gogbashian
MB BS MRCS FRCR
Consultant Oncological Radiologist, Lead Consultant for CT
Dr Gogbashian graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine and is a Consultant Oncological Radiologist and Lead for CT at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre.
He was a Research Fellow at The Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA and is the author or co-author of several peer-reviewed papers, review articles and published abstracts. He has been awarded prizes by the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) and Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Dr Gogbashian has an established reputation in oncological imaging with expertise in a range of cancer and non-cancer pathology, including low-dose CT scanning, dual-energy CT, multiparametric imaging – including prostate MRI and whole-body MRI.
Interestingly, his scanning expertise has also been called upon by famous international museums that require high-quality CT scans for their precious collections or excavations.
Dr Anthony Chambers
MB BS MRCP FRCR
Consultant Oncological and Radionuclide Radiologist
Dr Chambers graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine and is a Consultant Oncological and Radionuclide Radiologist at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and Lead for Nuclear Medicine and Uroradiology at the London North West Healthcare NHS Trust. He is an ARSAC holder.
Dr Chambers has long experience in PET-CT imaging for oncological and non cancer indications, including Dementia imaging. He has been an auditor for the national PET-CT reporting audit.
He is also Training Lead for Clinical Radiology – North West London and is the chair of the London North West Radiation Protection Committee.
Dr Subhadip Ghosh-Ray
BSc MBBS FRCR
Consultant Head and Neck Radiologist, Lead Consultant for Information Technology
Dr Subhadip Ghosh-Ray chose his career in radiology whilst at school and chose to study medicine at UCL. He gained a first class in his Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering bachelors’ degree and started his radiology training in 2006 at the Norwich Radiology Academy. After completing his radiology training in London in 2011 he carried out a 6th year fellowship in Head and Neck imaging jointly at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre (PSSC) and Northwick Park Hospital.
Since 2016 he has been a full time member of the radiology faculty and a core member of the Regional Head and Neck Cancer Network. He is the radiology lead from PSSC at the weekly network wide meeting with clinicians and make management decisions. Using the latest techniques in head and neck, maxillofacial and dental imaging, he has transformed the imaging of this anatomically complex area. Dr Ghosh-Ray also chairs other meetings internally ensuring the entire faculty works efficiently and safely.
He is the Lead Consultant in Information Technology and driving forward the centre’s vision to stay at the leading edge of safety and efficiency whilst connecting clinicians with the vital information they need to manage patients. Dr Ghosh-Ray’s other interest in Medical Informatics and Nuclear Medicine have led him to publish and present at international conferences.
Dr Amish Lakhani
MBBS MA (Cantab) FRCR
Consultant Radiologist, Lead Consultant for Training
Dr Lakhani is a Consultant Radiologist at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, reporting cross-sectional CT, MRI and PET studies. He is the lead radiologist for the Mount Vernon CyberKnife MDT.
He completed his medical training at the University of Cambridge and University College London where he graduated with Distinction. Following completion of his specialist radiology training at Imperial College, he was appointed Oncological Imaging Fellow at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust where he also performed image-guided onco-interventional procedures.
Dr Lakhani has special interests in whole-body MRI, PET-CT, image-guided radiotherapy planning and multi-parametric prostate MRI. He is a core member of the specialist Uro-oncology MDT at Imperial College where he works closely with Urologists in the RAPID “one-stop” prostate pathway. Dr Lakhani is an invited examiner on several FRCR courses and is Clinical Supervisor for radiology trainees. He is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London and has presented internationally, published in international journals and has been awarded national and international prizes.
Dr Heminder Sokhi
MBChB MRCS FRCR
Dr Sokhi is Consultant Radiologist at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre (PSSC) and The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (THHFT), with expertise in oncological imaging, body CT/MRI and a keen interest in prostate cancer diagnostics. She completed fellowships in body imaging at St George’s Hospital London (2011) and PSSC, Mount Vernon Hospital (2012). Dr Sokhi is Lead Radiologist for the THHFT Urology Cancer MDT & Gynaecology Cancer MDT, and member of the Royal Marsden Partners Urology Pathway Group, London. She specialises in multiparametric prostate MRI for cancer detection, active surveillance and evaluation of disease recurrence. At PSSC, she specialises in advanced oncological imaging techniques, including whole-body MRI.
Dr Sokhi’s research interests lie in the field of prostate cancer. She was co-investigator for the IP1-PROSTAGRAM study on prostate cancer screening, and remains involved in research related to prostate cancer diagnostics. She is Clinical Supervisor for Imperial radiology trainees at THHFT. Dr Sokhi has lectured at national and international courses and meetings, facilitated educational workshops and has led on organising & co-organising educational events including the previously held PSSC oncological imaging course and the Royal Society of Medicine ‘Imaging and Prostate Cancer: from diagnosis to treatment monitoring’ meeting. She has authored/co-authored publications in peer-reviewed journals, published scientific abstracts and educational exhibits.
Outside work, she is a keen musician.
Dr Kathryn Wallitt
MBBS BSc FRCR
Dr Kathryn Wallitt is a Consultant Radiologist in Nuclear Medicine at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
She was awarded the Royal College of Radiologists’ Rohan Williams Medal in 2014 before completing her formal training as a radiologist with year 5 sub-specialisation in Nuclear Medicine in 2017 at Imperial.
Dr Wallitt joined us in 2017 and has a particular interest in novel PET-CT tracers and new imaging techniques for cancer, including PSMA imaging in prostate cancer. She is an active member of both Haematology and Head and Neck cancer multidisciplinary team meetings, and has presented on cancer imaging at a number of national and international conferences.
Dr Nemi Gandy
Consultant Radionuclide Radiologist
Dr Nemi Gandy is a Consultant Radiologist at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre and London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.
She studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and completed her radiology training at London North West with a 5th year subspecialisation in Nuclear Medicine at Imperial College NHS Trust. She is an ARSAC licence holder.
Dr Gandy has special interests in chest imaging and PET CT and has presented on both benign and oncological conditions at national and international conferences. She is a core member of the lung cancer and haematology multidisciplinary team meetings. Dr Gandy has a keen interest in training and education and is an Educational Supervisor for radiology registrars.
Dr James Diss
BSc (Hons) MBBS PhD FRCR
Consultant Radionuclide Radiologist
Dr James Diss is a Consultant Radiologist at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre and The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust with special interests in Cancer Imaging, PET-CT and Nuclear Medicine.
He gained a PhD in Cancer Molecular Biology from Imperial College London and enjoyed a 15-year research career at University College London and Imperial College prior to studying Medicine at Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry. He completed his specialist Radiology training at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre and Southend University Hospital before joining us as a Consultant in 2021.
Dr Diss has published a number of research papers on the molecular basis of cancer and presented at both National and International conferences. Having previously lectured at Imperial College, he has a keen interest in training and education, and is an Educational Supervisor for Radiology Registrars. He is also an active member of Urology and Uro-Oncology multidisciplinary team meetings.
Dr David Lilburn
BSc (Hons) MB ChB (Hons) MSc PhD FRCR
Consultant Radiologist (Molecular and Cancer Imaging)
Dr David Lilburn is a Consultant Radiologist at the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre and Senior Clinical Research Fellow at The Institute of Nuclear Medicine, University College London, specialising in Molecular and Cancer Imaging.
Dr Lilburn completed an intercalated degree in Medical Physics and Bioengineering at UCL before graduating from the University of Glasgow Medical School in 2005. After completing Foundation Years training in NHS Grampian, the Shetland Islands and the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Dr Lilburn left full-time clinical medicine for scientific pursuits while working as a part-time registrar in Emergency Medicine at multiple UK NHS Trusts. During this time Dr Lilburn completed a MSc in Computing Science at Imperial College followed by a PhD in hyperpolarized noble gas MRI at the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, University of Nottingham, and finally a GlaxoSmithKline funded research fellowship in MRI at the University of Edinburgh.
In 2016, Dr Lilburn returned to medical training in Clinical Radiology initially in the Peninsula South West before moving to University College London NHS Trust to complete higher subspeciality training in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. He has since brought together his clinical and academic work in the field of Molecular Imaging. Particular interests are in the development of new imaging biomarkers for a range of human diseases, especially within the fields of Oncology, Neurology, Respiratory, Cardiovascular and Gastrointestinal, in which Dr Lilburn has multiple publications and conference proceedings.
Dr Muhammad Dharas
Dr Dharas graduated from University College London Medical School (MBBS Bsc) and completed Radiology training at the London Northwest University Healthcare NHS Trust. The latter years of his subspecialty training were completed at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, where his interest and passion for oncological imaging first began; this has allowed him to significantly develop his special interest in whole body CT, MRI and PET-CT imaging.
Dr Dharas has additional subspecialist interest in Uroradiology (a field which is well represented at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre particularly from a research perspective) and an important component of which is oncological – in particular – prostate imaging. For this reason, Dr Dharas now presents at the weekly prostate Brachytherapy multidisciplinary team meeting, and has previously also presented at the weekly Cyberknife meeting.
He has contributed to and authored several international publications. In his spare time he enjoys travelling with his family and playing tennis.
Board of Trustees
Ms Joanne Langfield
Chair of the Board of Trustees
After leaving school, Joanne trained as nurse in Plymouth and nursed for several years before going to university to study history.
Following her degree she returned to nursing and then moved into general hospital management.
From the early 1990s she held a number of senior positions in West London, and completed two MSCs in Health Planning and Health Economics and Health Service commissioning, before moving to work for NHS England in 2013. She then held various senior London roles including responsibility for Public Health commissioning, Specialist Services commissioning and Health in the Justice. She also spent some time at Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group as their Chief Officer.
She has recently retired and has set up a management consultancy service. Previous voluntary roles have included being a Parent School Governor, being a Housing Charity Trustee and a Brown Owl in the Brownies. In her spare time Joanne enjoys walking, reading and visiting theatres and galleries and travelling.
She became chair of Paul Strickland Scanner Centre in September 2023.
Mr Daniel Ross
Daniel is the Chief Executive and Director of Finance of the Royal College of Pathologists.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Chartered Management Institute. In addition to his role at PSSC Daniel is member of the finance committee of the British Society for Haematology.
Daniel was previously a Trustee and the Treasurer of Bipolar UK for six years, has been the chair of the audit committee of the Society of Biology, and a member of the finance committees of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the Health Professions Council. He lives in Pinner with his husband Nick and Morkie terrier, Polly.
The role of Treasurer is vital in providing financial control and budgeting for the future expansion of the Centre
Mr George Wharton
George is a Senior Lecturer in Practice in Health Policy at LSE, with an academic background in International Relations and Health Policy.
George began his career at Deutsche Bank before joining the Civil Service as a ‘Fast Streamer’.
George worked in a variety of policy roles before joining Healthcare UK, a government agency which promotes the UK’s health and life sciences sectors overseas. As COO, he worked with governments around the world to address health policy challenges. George went on to join Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, as Head of International Business Development before joining LSE in 2018.
At LSE, George teaches and mentors MSc students in international health policy, and leads on a variety of teaching, research and advisory partnerships.
He has consulted for WHO, the Commonwealth Fund, philanthropic foundations and pharmaceutical companies, and has co-authored articles on health systems and policies in The BMJ and The Lancet, among others.
Mr André Nunes
André has worked clinically and managerially in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT at various high profile NHS Trusts (Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, Barts Health NHS Trust) as well as having had several roles at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre itself at different time points (Strategy Lead, Research Lead and Deputy PET-CT Lead), all of which gave André both operational and strategic knowledge of the centre.
André has also had roles of Invited Lecturer at several Universities such as City University of London, King’s College London, Southbank University and Portsmouth University.
André has recently progressed to a national role as Service Delivery Lead at NHS England, working with NHS Digital at a Strategic level on the NHS app and nhs.uk website.
André is also the Chair of the BNMS Radiographers, Technologists and Nurses Committee, integrates the IPEM Continuous Personal Development Assessment Committee and is a Board Governor at a local school.
André is committed to supporting digital transformation and has a particular interest in emerging technologies and AI.
Mrs Nimisha Jadeja
Nimisha is a leader in medical digital and innovation within the pharmaceutical industry sector, with an academic background in Pharmacology. Nimisha has broad industry experience, working in a variety of roles and areas spanning regulatory, patient safety, medical affairs, compliance and governance, policy, digital health plus business and crisis management.
Through her membership of industry associations and her prior UK-focussed leadership role, she has contributed to a number of significant regulatory and policy developments including UK’s Early Access to Medicines Scheme and Brexit preparedness within life sciences.
Ms Amy Page
Amy Page brings a wealth of healthcare experience from a successful career that has spanned more than 40 years. Amy worked in the NHS, from student nurse to boardroom, before setting up her healthcare improvement consultancy practice through which she provided bespoke clinical pathway transformation support to a variety of organisations across the healthcare spectrum and a range of clinical specialties.
She supported major strategic change and organisations going through mergers, acquisitions and reconfigurations sought her support for clinical integration programmes. She has a passion for developmental leadership and as a Leadership Insight consultant she provides individual coaching and supports organisational development in a way that enables deeper levels of growth and understanding at both a personal and professional level.
Before joining the Board, she worked with Paul Strickland Scanner Centre as a consultant and trainer.
Now retired from the NHS, Amy has a desire to remain connected with clinical care by supporting Paul Strickland Scanner Centre as a Trustee. Amy lives on the south coast and in her spare time loves walking her dogs and having fun with her grandchildren.
Ms Jean Liao
Jean is a Managing Director at Accenture, leading patient services and health solutions practice in Europe. Jean has worked with the health and life sciences sectors in Canada, UK and across Europe over the last two decades.
She has worked with the NHS at both national and local levels, developing and operationalising innovation to improve healthcare productivity and population health – from the national introduction of electronic patient records to tech-enabled pathway transformation for chronic conditions.
Jean also has extensive consulting experience with pharmaceutical companies across therapy areas, and serves as an advisor for a number of health tech start-ups in the UK and abroad.
Jean is passionate about the use of technology and data to improve healthcare experience and outcomes.