The AHP Team


Ellie Gillett – Faculty Lead

Ellie is an Occupational Therapist who has worked with the Mid Bedfordshire  community Therapy Team since 2009 and is currently in the role of Therapies Clinical Service Manager. Ellie has now taken on a 2 day a week seconded role as the BLMK AHP Faculty Lead to advocate for AHP Clinical Leadership and support the delivery of the AHP workforce development strategy.   Mobile: 07580835754





Luke Capon  – People Participation and Engagement Lead   

Luke has worked in the NHS for 14 years.  His background is as a Physiotherapy Assistant Practitioner but has recently worked within AHP Workforce development at Royal Papworth Hospital, North West Anglia  Foundation Trust and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough AHP Faculty. His focus at BLMK is engaging staff  and  stakeholders in collaborative system working.  He also leads on People Participation allowing AHP  service  user and carer involvement in workforce development to ensure it is co-design and co-produced.  Mobile: 07918445767





Dr Jennifer Sutton, BLMK AHP Faculty Research Lead

Dr. Jennifer Sutton is the new BLMK AHP Faculty Research Lead.  She joined the faculty in December and is delighted to be in such an innovative post with BLMK.  She is an occupational therapist and very proud AHP. Her background is in mental health care, dementia care, primary care and frailty. She started out in research by applying for a NHS Research Occupational Therapist role.  This opened up the opportunity to complete a PhD in Old Age Psychiatry Research.  She later worked as clinical academic, spending 50% of her time working clinically and 50% of her time as a postdoctoral researcher. This experience really allowed her to see the value of research being designed by and led by AHPs – with real world benefits for the services, patients and carers they work with. She is passionate about opening up opportunities for AHPs to engage in and with research, which is why this role is so exciting!