Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Support Staff

Administration team:

Mrs Patsy Bernard
Study Assistant
Email: p.bernard@ucl.ac.uk


Patsy provides general administrative support to the Whitehall II Study.
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Mrs Beverly Milne
Clinical Co-Ordinator
Email: b.milne@ucl.ac.uk

Beverly is the Senior Research Nurse responsible for co-ordinating the clinic and home visits during the study data collection. This includes developing standardized protocols for all measures and adapting these for the home visits.

Beverly is also responsible for the ethics applications and management of the study biological samples. 

Beverly Milne
Ms Jean Persaud
Study Assistant
Email: jean.persaud@ucl.ac.uk

Jean's duties include research co-ordination with external research collaborators, library research support, referencing and submitting research papers, data entry, laboratory liaison and events tracing.

Jean also provides Whitehall II participants liaison support e.g. maintaining continued participation in the study.

Jean Persuad

Dr Andy Ryan
Senior Data Manager
Email: a.ryan@ucl.ac.uk


Andy brings over 20 years of experience in clinical trial data management to the Whitehall II study team. He joined in November 2021 and has overall responsibility for the study data and data sharing.

Andy Ryan
Ms Stephanie Smith
Study & Data Coordinator
Email: s.c.smith@ucl.ac.uk
Stephanie joined the Whitehall II study team in 1995 and took up the senior role of Study and Data Co-ordinator in 2001.

Stephanie is responsible for managing and co-ordinating the study data collection and administrative related activities. She also deals with participant and study related queries.
Stephanie Smith

Mr Roger Stafford
Database Programmer 
Email: roger.stafford@ucl.ac.uk



Roger has been working in software and database design and maintenance for over 20 years, much of this in research.

He has responsibility for the maintenance of the study's administrative databases and for the development of new systems and databases in the UCL Data Safe Haven.

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Ms Ashley West
Administrative Assistant
Email: ashley.west@ucl.ac.uk
Ashley provides part-time administrative support to Professor Mika Kivimaki. 
Ashley West