Claire Strickland

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Claire Strickland was appointed at the end of 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 5th 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 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 Bart's Health NHS Trust.

Claire believes that the patient must always come first when delivering high standard care.

Professor Anwar Padhani MB BS FRCP FRCR, Consultant Radiologist

LEAD CONSULTANT, 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 the 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.

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Dr Wai Lup Wong BA (Hons) FRCP FRCR, Consultant Radiologist

LEAD CONSULTANT, 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 Cliinical 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.

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Dr Andrew Gogbashian MB BS MRCS FRCR, Consultant Oncological Radiologist

LEAD CONSULTANT, 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 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.

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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 The 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 PETCT imaging for oncological and non cancer indications, including Dementia imaging. He has been an auditor for the national PETCT 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 MBBS FRCR

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Subhadip Ghosh-Ray chose his career in radiology whilst at school and studied medicine at UCL. After completing his radiology training in London in 2011, he carried out a 6th year fellowship in Head and Neck imaging jointly at The Paul Strickland Scanner Centre 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. Using the latest techniques in head and neck, maxillofacial and dental imaging, he holds multiple weekly meetings with clinicians to help take treatment decisions.

His other interests lie in Medical Informatics and Nuclear Medicine for which he has published and presented internationally. Putting patient safety first, he also chairs radiology meetings internally ensuring the entire faculty works efficiently and safely.

Dr Amish Lakhani MBBS MA (Cantab) FRCR

Consultant Radiologist, Lead Consultant, Training

Dr Lakhani is a Consultant Radiologist at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre reporting a range of cross-sectional studies including CT, MRI and PET. He is the lead radiologist for the CyberKnife multidisciplinary meeting.

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 Healthcare NHS Trust, Dr Lakhani was appointed as Clinical Fellow in Oncological and Genitourinary Imaging at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust where he also performed image-guided onco-interventional procedures.

Dr Lakhani is the Training Lead at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre. He is an invited examiner on several FRCR courses and is Clinical Supervisor for radiology trainees at the department.

Dr Lakhani is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London. He has presented internationally, published in international journals and has been awarded national and international prizes.

Dr Heminder Sokhi MBChB MRCS FRCR

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Sokhi, is a 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 keen interest in prostate cancer diagnostics. Prior to this, she completed fellowships in body imaging at St George's Hospital London (2011) and oncological imaging at PSSC, Mount Vernon Hospital (2012).

Dr Sokhi is the lead uroradiologist for THHFT urology cancer MDT and member of the Royal Marsden Partners Urology Pathway Group, London. She specialises in multiparametric prostate MRI for cancer detection, active surveillance of low-risk disease, evaluation of recurrent cancer and performs transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsies. She also specialises in gynaecological imaging and body CT/MRI.

At Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, Dr Sokhi pursues her specialist interest in advanced oncological imaging techniques including Whole Body MRI with Whole Body Diffusion Weighted Imaging for assessing metastatic disease response and participates in collaborative research.

She is an Honorary Senior Lecturer Imperial College School of Medicine, radiology firm leader for undergraduate medical students and clinical supervisor for trainees from the Imperial radiology training scheme at THHFT. She is enthusiastic about teaching and has delivered lectures at national courses and meetings.

Outside work, she is a keen musician.

Dr Robin Kantor MB ChB FRCR

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Robin Kantor trained as radiologist at Guy's Hospital in London after gaining his degree in Medicine at the University of Cape Town in 1977.

He has been associated with Paul Strickland Scanner Centre since starting as Consultant Radiologist with Hillingdon Hospital in 1986 and is a specialist in musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging, including MSK ultrasound and intervention.

He has served as Education Advisor to the Royal College of Radiologists, whilst chairing the Regional Training Committee for Radilogy, as well as clinical tutor for Hillingdon Hospital. Lately he has been Regional Chairman for the Royal College of Radiologists.

Board of Trustees

Dr Terence Wright
Chairman of the Board of Trustees

On leaving university Terry joined Kodak Limited and spent a career working in the worldwide Kodak Company both in R&D and in business management. He was a director of Kodak Limited, of Kodak Nederland BV, and Director of R&D and Venture Relations in Europe for the Eastman Kodak Company. Since retirement from Kodak in 2002, he has been a non-executive director of Pixology plc, involved with company start-ups, and Chairman of the Court of Governors at the University of Westminster for 5 years.

He is currently also Secretary of the charity the Centre for the Magic Arts Ltd and continues as a committee member at the University of Westminster.

Patrick (Paddy) Kelly
Treasurer

Paddy joined Allied Irish Bank in 1966, finally managing the Watford Branch until retirement.
The role of Treasurer is vital in providing financial control and budgeting for the future expansion of the Centre. Paddy Kelly brings sound practical experience to contribute to our current and future success.

Ms Cathy Williams
Secretary

Cathy has worked in the NHS in the field of oncology for almost her entire career.

She trained as a therapeutic radiographer and eventually specialised in treatment planning before moving into management. She spent 15 months working in industry as a technical sales expert for radiotherapy equipment. Whilst in this role she was headhunted back to the NHS as a radiotherapy department manager in London, moving to the same role at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in 2000. Whilst in this position she was invited to join the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre board of trustees to represent the cancer centre management team. She was appointed as General Manager for the Cancer Centre, a role she held for almost 10 years before returning to a role closer to her professional roots as Head of Radiation Services still at Mount Vernon.

An opportunity to take early retirement in 2014 meant that Cathy has been able to take on a more active role as trustee at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, including taking the position of company secretary. Cathy’s other interests include working as a Girlguiding leader, walking and travel with her husband.

Dr Roberto Alonzi
Trustee

Dr Roberto Alonzi is a Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist with appointments as a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre with a special interest in Urological Malignancy and as a Senior Lecturer at University College London. His research interests include the development of biologically targeted precision radiotherapy, tumour oxygenation, radiobiology and the use of radiosensitisers in prostate cancer. His research is currently funded by the Medical Research Council, the Prostate Cancer Charity and the Royal College of Radiologists.

Mr Dilip Manek
Trustee

Dilip is Finance professional with extensive experience as an Executive Director-Group Finance and Corporate Services in the not-for-profit and commercial sectors. He has been an involved member of various leadership groups and has a track record of developing teams to meet the challenges of a changing and growing organisation. Dilip has acted as a CEO for 6 months. Dilip is Finance Director of a major charity that provides care for older Freemasons and their families as well as some people in the community. He has oversight of Financial Management, Resources and Administration for the charity.

Mr Daniel Jonathan Ross
Trustee

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 PSCC 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.

Ms Lynn Roberts
Trustee

Lynn Roberts joined our Board of Trustees in November 2016 and brings with her considerable expertise in digital communications and online fundraising. In addition to her role with us, she is Head of Digital at charity Action for Children. She previously worked as Digital Communications Manager at The Scout Association and before that at Kings College, London. In her spare time, Lynn is heavily involved with For Folks Sake, the world's leading folk webzine covering folk, indie, pop and country music which she founded in 2008. In 2013 she was Emerging Talent Judge at Glastonbury Music Festival. Lynn lives in London.

Ms Palvi Shah
Trustee

Palvi is a qualified solicitor. After university she trained and practised in City law firms. Thereafter she moved in-house and has since spent her entire career at leading international asset management companies where she has held senior positions. She was one of the founding directors of the City Women's Club and has led many other diversity initiatives. She was a trustee of Vibrance. Palvi believes that the provision of excellent scanning services is critical to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Dr Terence Wright
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Patrick (Paddy) Kelly
Treasurer
Ms Cathy Williams
Secretary
Dr Roberto Alonzi
Trustee
Mr Dilip Manek
Trustee
Mr Daniel Jonathan Ross
Trustee
Ms Lynn Roberts
Trustee
Ms Palvi Shah
Trustee