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Brunel Partners Academic Centre for Health Sciences (BPACHS)

Brunel Partners Academic Centre for Health Sciences (BPACHS) is a collaborative endeavor between four partners. The principal focus of BPACHS is to deliver radically transformed physical and mental health care and social care provision through Innovation, education, research and knowledge transfer. 

The centre is also a gateway to broader engagement with other disciplines in the University, including arts and humanities, business, computer science, engineering, law, mathematics and social sciences.

Through effective partnership between academics and health and care providers together with our local residents and those who access health and care services we can improve the quality of provision for patients, the efficiency of services, the opportunities for students and the health and wellbeing for the local community, both young and old.


Meet the team

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James Ross - Director

James took up the post as BPACHS Director in September 2020. A highly experienced NHS manager and qualified nurse, James has experience in operational delivery, policy development, governance, strategy, and continuous service Improvement.

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Professor Cherry Kilbride - Director of Research

Cherry is a Reader in Physiotherapy, and pathway lead for the ACP (Advanced Clinical Practice) MSc Neurorehabilitation in the Department of Health Sciences. Cherry is an active proponent of developing capacity and capability for Allied Health Professional clinical research.


Gurnam Selvarajah - Director of Digital Health and Innovation Partnerships

Gurnam leads on the strategic development of partnerships between academia and industry, developing models for enhancing digital health systems and processes, and delivering innovative solutions to health service challenges.



Gabriella Spinelli - Director of Innovation and Digital Health



Magenta House - Support Officer