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Meet the team

Service Teams

For more detailed information on our individual service team staff that you may meet whilst at the Trust please select the service group below by filtering by the service category, or alternatively, please type in the name of the person you are looking for in the search box.

For further information on the team and the services they provide, please visit our Our Services section.

PortraitName, Job TitleProfessional Profile
Jessica DeanJessica Dean (Dr), Consultant Clinical Psychologist  Dr Dean completed both her undergraduate (MA Hons Psychology) and post graduate (Doctorate in Clinical Psychology) degrees at the University of Glasgow. After qualifying she worked for 2 years in Cardiac Rehabilitation Psychology Services in Glasgow, before moving to Cheshire and working at Macclesfield District General Hospital as a Clinical Psychologist in General Medicine and Cardiac Rehabilitation. Dr Dean started work at Salford Royal Hospital in 2008 and in 2009 started to set up the hospital’s Renal Psychology Service. She now works with colleagues providing psychological services to renal patients at Salford Royal. Her areas of special interest include; “The Use of Motivational Interviewing in Improving Medical Adherence” and “Shared Decision Making in Renal Medicine”.
 Jane Wallace (Dr) MB Chb, MRCP (UK), MSc Dr Jane Wallace has been a consultant in the department of Ageing and Complex Medicine since October 2013. Her job allows her to work both in Salford Royal Hospital and in the community. Dr Wallace provides consultant input to the Intermediate care units in Salford, supporting patients who are recovering from an acute illness. She provides domiciliary visits to older adults in care homes or in their own home. In the hospital she works with the multi-disciplinary team in the Comprehensive Older Peoples Evaluation (COPE) unit on the emergency assessment unit, delivering comprehensive geriatric assessment to frail older people who present to hospital. She is involved in the teaching of medical students and doctors in training.
 Kate Wardle (Dr) MB ChB, MRCP, PG Cer Dr Kate Wardle has been a Consultant Physician and Orthogeriatrician at Salford Royal Hospital since 2013. She shares responsibility for the management of older adults with complex needs on the orthopaedic ward with Dr Ziad Alio on wards B5 and B6. She is currently establishing a preoperative clinic service to optimise the perioperative care of older patients undergoing elective orthopaedic procedures. Dr Wardle has additional interests including postoperative cognitive deterioration and has presented at regional meetings. She has a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education and has a particular interest in the role of using the humanities to teach trainees. She is one of the module leads for the MSc in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Salford and has led educational workshop sessions at international meetings.
no picture availableLynn Mawdsley Diabetes Specialist Nurse .
Naheed NazirNaheed Nazir  Group Associate Director for Inclusion and Engagement   As the overall Head of the EDI function, Naheed provides strategic leadership for the organisation around all matters linked to EDI and works closely with senior leaders at both a Group and Care Organisation level. As well as having responsibility for EDI, her portfolio includes oversight of the Greater Manchester Public Sector Workforce Race Equality Transformation Contract and other large-scale programmes as delegated by the Director of Learning & Organisational Development.
Rachel MiddletonRachel Middleton (Dr)

Dr Rachel Middleton's clinical interests are in renal transplantation and early CKD and her research interest is in epidemiology of CKD. 


Rachel shares responsibility for Bolton Satellite Unit with Dr Dimitrios Poulikakos.

Rosie DonneRosie Donne (Dr)

Dr Rosie Donne works 3 days per week and is the lead for the Advanced Kidney Care Service (AKCS) at Salford Royal. The AKCS service prepares patients for dialysis and transplantation. 

Rosie's main research interests are the genetic basis of atypical Haemolytic uraemic syndrome and vascular access for dialysis.

no picture availableSandra Hibbert Diabetes Specialist Nurse .
 Tim Pattison (Dr) BSc, MB ChB, MRCP, MSc, PG Cert Dr Tim Pattison has been a consultant in the department of Ageing and complex medicine since 2012. He is clinical lead for intermediate care services and works both in the Salford Royal Hospital and as part of community services. Dr Pattison provides consultant input to bedded intermediate care units across Salford as well as domiciliary visits to those who are too frail to attend hospital, working closely with local GPs and the Salford care homes medical practice. He also works in the emergency village as part of a team delivering rapid comprehensive geriatric assessment to frail older people who present to hospital. Dr Pattison has a specialist interest in medical education. He is an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Manchester and is topic lead for the care of older people at Manchester medical school. He is also clinical co-lead for semester 1. He helps to run a module for the MSc in geriatric medicine run at the University of Salford.
Briony McNelly - Meet the TeamBriony McNellyQualified Nurse Briony is the team’s learning disability nurse who works closely with the patients who have learning disabilities or capacity issues and their families. Briony also covers some of the clinics where she will see all patients with metabolic conditions and complete an individual care plan and address any issues raised. The transition process is a big part of her role and she attend Manchester children’s hospital weekly to do a clinic with young people who are in transition. Her role also includes, home visits, best interest meeting, multi-disciplinary meetings and raising awareness and educating others about capacity issues.
Helen UllmerHelen Ullmer, Psychological TherapistHelen Ullmer completed her Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Edge Hill University. She worked for ten years in a Psycho-oncology Service at The Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals. It was here that she developed an interest in supporting people when psychological difficulties are linked to dealing with physical illness. Helen joined the General Medicine team in the Clinical Health Psychology department at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust in August 2017. Helen enjoys using traditional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and also Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT).
Holly Martin-SmithHolly Martin-Smith, Health PsychologistHolly Martin-Smith completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Biology at Liverpool John Moores University, and subsequently completed her Masters Degree in Health Psychology at University College London. Following this Holly moved up to Aberdeen to complete her Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology with NHS Grampian and successfully qualified as an HCPC registered Health Psychologist. Holly joined the General Medicine team of the Clinical Health Psychology department at Salford Royal in July 2017. Holly takes an integrative approach with her therapeutic work with particular interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT).
no picture availableIvonette Jones Immunology and Allergy Nurse Specialist
John SorensenJohn Sorensen (Dr)Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Head of Clinical Health and Pain Psychology Services John trained as a psychologist in Denmark and at University of Hertfordshire in the UK becoming a Consultant in 2009. He is enthusiastic about supporting learning in the workplace and value opportunities to learn through reflective activity such as research, learning from patients/families and teaching. He has published books, book chapters and research papers on various topics ranging from my own treatments packages to effective management approaches in healthcare, reflecting my broad interest in all things psychology! He enjoys the communication and teamwork elements of his practice the most and his own clinical focus on Critical Care/ICU gives amble opportunity to work in team based ways and in close collaboration with patients and their families.
Katherine TwistKatherine Twist (Dr), Clinical PsychologistKatherine Twist completed her undergraduate degree (Psychology BSc) at the University of York and her master’s degree (Health Psychology MSc) at the University of Bath. Throughout both degrees, she always had a special interest in long-term health conditions and worked in diabetes and cardiovascular research for 5 years at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London before completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The University of Manchester. Post qualification, Katherine worked in a Cystic Fibrosis service at Liverpool heart and Chest hospital before joining the Gastrointestinal Psychology Service and Intestinal Failure Unit at Salford Royal Hospital at the beginning of 2019. Katherine has a special interest in researching the use of psychological interventions and role of psychologists in long term conditions. She predominantly uses cognitive approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) in her clinical work.
Laura BellLaura BellClinical Nurse Specialist for Niemann Pick Disease Laura joined the team in June 2008 and has progressed from staff nurse to her current national role providing support for individuals and families with Niemann Pick disease. Her role is to maintain contact with all the Niemann Pick patients in the UK, which includes seeing patient face to face in clinic and maintaining regular telephone contact with them. She attends clinics and multidisciplinary meetings throughout the country to provide input to families and health care professionals so that care is optimised for this group. The role is enhanced by the support she receives from the Niemann Pick support group.
Mairead Mcloughlin - Meet the teamMairead McLoughlinNurse Practitioner Mairead supports the unit manager to provide daily, clinical and managerial leadership to nursing and support staff, delivering care to patients within the outpatient department and to offer follow up telephone calls and home assessments when required. Currently supporting the Manchester Niemann-Pick patient’s for maternity cover. Keen interest in developing a palliative care role in the team to ensure a high standard of end of life care can be given.
no picture availableMelanie Fernandez Immunology and Allergy Nurse Specialist
Shuayb ElkhalifaShuayb Elkhalifa (Dr)Specialist Trainee in Immunology (ST7). Consultant Immunologist (To commence in near future).
no picture availableVicky Blakeley Immunology and Allergy Nurse Specialist
no picture availableAdam Robinson (Dr) Diabetes Consultant .
Akheel SyedAkheel Syed (Dr) Diabetes Consultant.
no picture availableAmy Jolley Diabetes Specialist Dietician .
no picture availableAngela Paisley (Dr)Diabetes Consultant .
Anna SmithAnna SmithCardiovascular Specialist Nurse  Anna gained her Adult Nursing Degree, Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care NVQ Level 3 in General Health and Social Care Skills for the Care of Patients with Heart Disease Module at the University of Salford.

The highlight of her career has been achieving her goal of becoming a specialist nurse within Cardiovascular Rehabilitation.