OCSW Reference Group

Members of the reference group are senior clinicians and academics from Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT), Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH), Oxford Brookes University (OBU), University of Oxford and Health Education England Thames Valley (HEETV). The reference group also includes an expert by experience.


The aims of the reference group are to:

  • support the development of OCSW within the Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR);

  • give professional expertise and advice to the Director of OCSW;

  • provide critical guidance so that the work of OCSW is developed and its objectives pursued;

  • advise on the implications for health and social care of an integrated psycho-spiritual approach to patient and service user care and staff wellbeing.

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Retired Associate Director of Psychological Services, Oxford Health NHS FT  


Dr Jane Fossey


Research Associate, Oxford Brookes University 

Kate Binnie

Visiting Fellow (Social Work) Oxford Brookes University

Dr Sally Richards

Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, Faculty of Theology and Religion, Harris Manchester College, Oxford Healthcare Values Partnership, University of Oxford

Dr Joshua Hordern

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Chaplain, Spiritual and Pastoral Care, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Revd Sally Horner

Counsellor, Psychotherapist (MBACP), Supervisor and Trainer.

Dr Jill Buckeldee

Researcher, Educator, Consultant and Honorary Research Fellow,

The Queen's Foundation, Birmingham

Revd Dr Victoria Slater


Social worker and Quality Champion, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Sean O'Mahony

Specialty Doctor in Forensic Psychiatry and SAS Doctors Tutor, Oxford Health

Dr Abdul Hameed Latifi


Deputy Head, Spiritual and Pastoral Care, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Revd Charlotte Collins