the board of management

Claire Strickland

Claire Strickland Chief Executive

Claire Strickland was appointed at the end of April 2014.

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.


Dr Anwar Padhani

Professor Anwar Padhani MB BS FRCP FRCR, Consultant Radiologist

In addition to his senior role at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, Professor Padhani is a Professor of the Institute of Cancer Research and honorary senior lecturer at University College, London. Previously, for six years, he was senior lecturer in MRI at the Institute of Cancer Research at the Royal Marsden NHS Trust in London.

Professor Padhani says: “Imaging is the fastest developing medical specialty because of the convergence of medical engineering and computer technology applied for the care of patients and for conducting research”. Professor Padhani has established an international reputation in the imaging evaluation of patients with cancer. His main clinical interests are the use of MRI, CT, functional and 3D imaging. He is an expert in a number of new MRI applications including dynamic and breast MRI and MR lymphography.


Dr Wai Lup Wong

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

Dr Wong is Consultant Radiologist at Mount Vernon Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College, London. In addition Dr Wong is the current Clinical Guardian for PET CT at the Department of Health (DH) and also leads the DH team that oversees clinical governance of the Independent Sector Treatment Centre (ISTC) PET CT Programme, which currently delivers 75% of NHS PET CT to England, through two independent sector providers. He is also chair of the DH National PET CT Governance Board and takes the clinical lead on the national PET CT clinical audit programme. Dr Wong has given numerous Papers and Invited Lectures on the applications of PET imaging. He is the author or co-author of Journal Papers, Review Articles and Published Abstracts, and has been awarded prizes by the Royal College of Radiologists and the British Institute of Radiology.


Dr Luke Sonoda

Dr Luke Sonoda BA MA MB BChir (Cambridge) PhD FRCR, Consultant Radiologist

Dr Sonoda graduated in Mathematics and in Medicine at Cambridge. He was a specialist Registrar in Clinical Radiology and Radionuclide Radiology at Cambridge and completed fellowships in Nuclear Medicine, Oncology and PET/CT. He also obtained a PhD in oncology MRI. He has 31 peer-reviewed publications, one cited in over 2000 research papers, and 92 international and national presentations and has been awarded 4 international and national prizes.


Dr Andrew Gogbashian

Dr Andrew Gogbashian MB BS MRCS FRCR, Consultant Radiologist

Dr Gogbashian graduated from Imperial School of Medicine, London, in 2001 and gained membership of The Royal College of Surgeons during surgical training. In 2004 he was appointed as a research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard University, Boston, USA. Here he completed clinical and laboratory based research, gaining interests in oncological molecular imaging and real-time intraoperative imaging leading to appointment as radiology registrar at Hammersmith Hospital and gaining membership of The Royal College of Radiologists. In 2010 he completed his training at PSSC and Mount Vernon Cancer Centre undertaking a fellowship in oncological imaging, developing interests in functional and multiparametric imaging techniques within diagnostic and therapeutic response assessment.