Meet the programme team

The office team are responsible for the daily running of the programme. If you wish to contact any member of the team, please email us at

Dr Sarah Goddard
QPIDS clinical lead

Dr Sarah Goddard has set up from scratch and been the clinical lead for the immunology service in the North Midlands since 2010 and Lecturer at Keele Medical School. Her interests are in quality improvement in immunodeficiency services, complex CVID and immunoglobulin replacement. 

Dr Goddard set up the regional West Midlands Immunology Network in 2011. She set up the North Midlands SRIAP and is the immunology lead on the panel and has taken part in the immunoglobulin working group for NHSE. Dr Goddard has represented the West Midlands on the NHS England Clinical Reference Group in Immunology. Dr Goddard has been an invited speaker giving talks nationally on complex CVID and HAE, as well as this she set up and chairs the national multi-specialty meeting for complex CVID.


Christine Symons
Nurse advisor

Christine is a consultant nurse for immunology and allergy at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth where she was among the wave of new Immunology and Allergy Specialist nurses in the UK 20 or so years ago. She set up the home therapy service for Devon and Cornwall and now oversees the expanded nurses’ team. In 2009,  she completed her MSc in Allergy and is a non-medical prescriber, routinely prescribing for immune deficiency and allergy patients.

She sits on the Medical Advisory Boards of HAEUK and UKPIPS and has acted as Chair for HAE-INO, and for SWWING. Christine is an honorary university fellow with University of Plymouth Peninsula school of medicine and dentistry and has been involved in a number of published research projects, clinical trials and audits.

Jodie Owen
Operations manager

Jodie leads the Accreditation Unit team, overseeing the operations of all 7 accreditation streams, team and unit development. She has spent the last 10 years working in Quality Improvement with 2 large improvement organisations and hopes to bring those skills to the Accreditation Unit to enable it to flourish and develop further.

Jodie started her professional career as a physiotherapist, developing and leading services, specialising in Trauma & Orthopaedics and Accident & Emergency. She also has experience in the commercial and voluntary sectors, as alongside her professional career she was the director of a construction company and the chair of a large amateur rugby league football club, both for 5 years.

Out of work Jodie is a mum to 2 boys, pack leader to 3 dogs and a bee keeper, busy, but happily so.


Chloe Shields 

Programme Coordinator 

Chloe is the Programme Coordinator for the IQAS and QPIDS programmes and is responsible for supporting services gain accreditation on their pathway, and she was previously the Programme Administrator for IQAS and QPIDS. 

Before Chloe joined the Royal College of Physicians, she worked as a Clinical Administrator for a mental health charity, and she is currently studying Psychology with Counselling at The Open University. 


Alex Yeung

Programme Administrator 

Alex is the Programme Administrator for IQAS and QPIDS programmes and is responsible for supporting services gain accreditation on their pathway. Alex will also be leading service subscription management. 

Before Alex joined the Royal College of Physicians, he worked as an administrator for a sixth form college and is currently studying Counselling. 

Out of work Alex is keen on reading books with a cup of coffee.