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There are a number of people who contribute to the European Knowledge Tree Group for eTechnology.

The Board meets regularly to organise our events and newsletters:

Member - Stephen Bennett

Member - Lisa Cameron

Member - Maggie Ellis

Member - Nicolette (Nicky) Gavron

Member - Steve Smithson

Member - Somen Banerjee

Member - Ron Summers

Member - Shelagh Morris

Adviser Member,  Ann Williams - Commissioning and Contract Manager, Liverpool City Council

Board Members CVs


Maggie Ellis, EKTG Coordinator and MD, WSA and in Association with LSE since 1999. Maggie Ellis has been associated with LSE since 1999 where she has Senior Research Fellow and Lead Academic, involved with EU R&D. MonAMI, and SOCIONICAL projects lead to new EU schemes for Contingencies and EU PPI implementation. Originally an occupational therapist, she managed physical disability and mental health services, also being Chairman of the British OT Association, the European OT Committee. Maggie was awarded Fellowships by RCOT and ISPO. She has organised both a Trade and a Ministerial Mission to Japan with their Government. EU and ISO Technical Committee Membership brought wider experience linking user needs, planners and policy makers. Her most recent project at LSE (Enterprise) (2014- 2019) was Leader of the LSE Team independently contracted the Scottish Futures Trust to review and validate calculations and services that Trust provided to the Scottish Government. The review helped deliver £131 million net benefits and savings to infrastructure investment in Scotland. Maggie uses this background managing Rehabilitation at West Square Associates (WSA). Maggie is a Member of the Cross-Party Groups for Digital Inclusion and Disability, Holyrood and Disability, Smart Cities and Legal Aid in the UK Parliament.

Steve Smithson, EKTG Board Member and LSE Dr Steve Smithson is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics. Information Systems and Innovation Faculty Group Expertise Details :IS evaluation; e-commerce; IS management and use within organisations. The Information Systems and Innovation Faculty Research Group is a centre of expertise on information technology (IT) innovation and concomitant organisational and social change. It is one of the largest groups of its kind in the world, and is well known for its research in the social, political and economic dimensions of information and communications technology. The facultyup covers most areas of information systems and represents a range of academic approaches and specialisms, from systems design and management to theory and philosophy.

Lisa Cameron, has long contact with Psychology and Health from the University of Stirling before gaining her DClinPsy. degree from the University of Glasgow. Lisa Cameron was selected to contest the East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow seat for the SNP at the 2015 UK general election. Lisa was the first clinical psychologist to be elected as an MP to the House of Commons. During the 2015–17 parliament, she was part of the International Development Committee and the International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact. Lisa Cameron retained her seat at the 2017 snap general election with 21,023 votes and both a reduced vote share and a majority of 3,866 votes. Following the election, Cameron was elected to be part of the Health Select Committee and the Commons Reference Group on Representation and Inclusion.[ She is the chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) on Health, Chile, Disability, Dog Advisory Welfare, Psychology, Textile and Fashion and co-chair of the APPG on New Towns. Lisa Cameron has been Chair of the Disability All Party Group in the House of Commons since 2015 and won 'Parliamentarian of the Year' Award 2019 by Sense the Disability Charity for this work.

Nicky Gavron is a British politician who served as Deputy Mayor of London to Ken Livingstone from 2000 to 2003 and 2004 to 2008. She was a member of the London Assembly from 2000 to 2021 and was the former Labour candidate for the 2004 Mayor of London elections. Nicky served as chair of the London Assembly's Housing and Planning Committee, and is the current Deputy Chair of the Planning Committee. She also serves as the London Assembly Labour Group's lead spokesperson on planning matters. Nicky Gavron is a former member of the Safer London Committee and the Metropolitan Police Authority. In 1967 she married the publishing tycoon Robert Gavron (later Lord Gavron), a widower with two children. They had two daughters together, Jessica, now a lawyer, and Sarah, a film director. They divorced in 1987.She is a major shareholder in the printing firm St Ives Plc and lives in Highgate, north London.

Nicky has been involved in many activities about Transport, the Environment and the Community. She has encouraged EKTG to be involved in many activities.

Dr Michael McHugh, Public Health Consultant, Directorate of Health, Adults and Communities. London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Representing Somen Banerjee Public Health Tower Hamlets.

Experienced public health consultant with particular interest and expertise in public mental, health, healthcare commissioning, cancer and health inequalities. Previously worked for 15 years as a GP.
Extensive knowledge and experience of working across the NHS, local authority and wider partnerships

Ron Summers, lately Loughborough University; Leadership Group EKTG for eHealth Clinical translation of health innovations; health measurement and its traceability; 10 methods to improve wellness and health promotion. Ron has worked in precursor disciplines to Ambient Assistive Living and eHealth since 1984. He has progressed from systems that investigate the hospital-based care of patients with illnesses to care in the community and health promotion. He is a Technical Director of a clinical spinoff for service delivery in the community for ‘less glamorous’ clinical conditions that still impact a significant proportion of the population. The first example being the patientcentred management of lower urinary tract disorders. The wellness and health promotion agenda of this activity – principally for the ageing population - relates directly to eHealth

Shelagh Morris, joined the Department of Health on 1 April 2003. She was previously Director of Allied Health Professions within an acute trust and prior to that, Rehabilitation co-ordinator within a community trust. Shelagh joined NHS England as Deputy Chief Allied Health Professions Officer on 1 April 2013. She was awarded the OBE in the 2012 New Year’s Honours.

Somen Banerjeeis currently Co-Director of Public Health. He has lived and worked in Tower Hamlets while completing his specialist registrar training in public health in Oxford. During his training, he gained wide experience working in public health with the World Health Organisation, Department of Health, NICE, Public Health observatories and the British Heart Foundation Academic Unit in Oxford University as well as working across a number of primary care trusts (PCTs) in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

He did his medical training at Guys Hospital and before starting his public health training worked in the spinal injuries unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and also spent a year as a GP registrar in Somerset. He also has a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and a Masters in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


New Trustees EKTG Registered Charity


The Trustees include:​

  • Graham Binns, an Ex Banker from the Bank of Ireland, who assets with another Registered Charity

  • Stephanie Correia, who until recently ran a large Mental Health Service connected to Guys Hospital. 

  • Maggie Ellis, Chairperson

Stephanie Correia is the Secretary of this Group.

Last updated Nov 2022

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