The Senior Associates Network

Senior Associates are recognised worldwide leaders and experts in integrated care that partner with IFIC to promote the integrated care agenda as well as IFIC current work. Our Senior Associates support our education, research and consultancy work, and, importantly, they are IFIC trusted critical friends as we deliver our vision. The Network has been launched in April 2022 and it is currently formed by the Senior Associates below.

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Albert Alonso

Senior Researcher at the Department of Research and Innovation (Clinic Research Foundation Barcelona, Hospital Clínic Barcelona)


Mandy Andrew

Associate Director at The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The Alliance)

Frances Barraclough

Frances Barraclough

Lecturer for the Faculty of Medicine and Health (FMH) at the University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH)

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David Burke

Senior Staff Specialist and Clinical Lead in Older People’s Mental Health at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney

Associate Professor, Discipline of Psychiatry, the University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney

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Chaloner Chute

Chief Technology Officer at The Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (DHI) 

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Nereide A. Curreri


Researcher at the Optentia Research Unit of North-West University South Africa

Researcher at the Centre for Environment, Dementia and Ageing Research (CEDAR) of University of Stirling, UK

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Bennet Davis

Director at Sierra Tucson Pain Recovery Program


John Eastwood

Medical Officer of Health at the National Public Health Service – Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand

Clinical Professor, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand


Nieves Ehrenberg

Integrated Community Care Expert and Consultant

Helmut Hildebrandt

Helmut Hildebrandt

Population Health Management Policy Developer and Entrepreneur of Shared Risk Agreement in Integrated Care

Pharmacist and Chairman of the Board, OptiMedis AG

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PJ Harnett

Head of Integrated Care, Mowlam Healthcare


Anne Hendry

Director IFICs Hub in Scotland

Honorary Professor, University of the West of Scotland

Honorary Secretary, British Geriatrics Society

Susan Kent

Susan Kent

Associate Professor, Nursing, Midwifery, Public & Community Health at Dublin City University

Member of National Screening Advisory Council

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Leo Lewis

International Lead at the Bevan Commission

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Dominika Lisiecka

Director of Kerry SLT Clinic

Lecturer at Munster Technological University

Kirsty Marshall

Kirsty Marshall

Senior Lecturer Nursing at University of Salford, Professional doc. student and Researcher in Integrated Care


Ingo Meyer

Head PMV forschungsgruppe at the University Hospital Cologne


Prof Robin Miller

Applied Health & Social Care Academic
College of Social Sciences
University of Birmingham


Sonja Müller

Senior Researcher at empirica

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Michelle Nelson

Scientist in the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Sinai Health System

Assistant Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto

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Helen Rainey

Lecturer at School of Health and Life Sciences at University of the West of Scotland

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Juan Riese

Officer for European RDI Projects at the Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud (IACS), Zaragoza (Spain)

Carolyn Steele Gray

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Implementing Digital Health Innovation

Scientist at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in Canada


Viktoria Stein

Co-founder and Co-CEO at VM Partners Integrating Health and Care


Heidrun Sturm

Head Innovative Care Structures and Healthcare Systems at Institute of General Practice and Interprofessional Care, University Hospital Tübingen

Andrew Terris

Andrew Terris

Programme Director – Regional Collaborative Community Care Programme (Northern region New Zealand)

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Doug Tynan

Professor of Pediatrics, Sidney Kimmel Medical Collage, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia