Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference

Speakers

The CPHVA Conference Planning Committee are currently developing the agenda for the 2018 Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference.

Should you wish to put forward ideas for the agenda or be interested in speaking, you can email enquiries@cphvaconference.co.uk.

Speakers will be updated as the programme is confirmed so please keep checking back for updates.

Ashmoore
Job title: Programme Director
Organisation: Unicef

Sue Ashmore is Programme Director of Unicef UK’s Baby Friendly Initiative. With a background in midwifery, Sue has directed Baby Friendly on a strategic level for 10 years, introducing new standards to ensure that babies’ physical and emotional wellbeing is at the heart of the programme. Sue leads on external and internal relations and supports facilities with implementing and maintaining the standards.

Egan
Job title: Professional Advisor for Public Health, Early Years and Children’s Services
Organisation: Chief Nurses Office in Scottish Government

Julia Egan is currently on secondment as Professional Advisor for Public Health, Early Years and Children’s Services with the Chief Nurses Office in Scottish Government. Julia’s background is in Health Visiting, child protection and senior management.  Her current substantive post is as a Consultant in Public Health (Nursing) and has leadership for inequalities, vulnerable groups and early years. Over the last two years Julia has led reviews of Health Visiting, School and District Nursing Services across Scotland seeking to focus and maximise health’s role in prevention and early intervention. Julia has a strong  interest in organisational leadership and the importance of positive culture in maximising outcomes for staff and clients. Her PhD explored the relationship between leadership, leadership behaviours and organisational culture.

Mayers
Job title: Academic Psychologist
Organisation: Bournemouth University
Twitter: @DrAndyMayers

Dr Andrew Mayers is an academic psychologist at Bournemouth University, specialising in mental health, particularly perinatal mental health (Including fathers) and young people’s mental health. He actively campaigns for raising better awareness for mental health, and challenge stigma and discrimination. He serves on several local and national advisory groups for maternal mental illness (including the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership, Maternal Mental Health Alliance, and the Birth Trauma Network). He is a Governor for Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust (the mental health and community health NHS Trust for Dorset). He is Patron for the Samaritans of Bournemouth & District and Patron for Dorset Mind. He is also a Trustee for DorPIP, a charity that provides therapeutic intervention and support for parent-infant relationships.

 

McArdle
Job title: Chief Nursing officer (CNO) for Northern Ireland
Organisation: Visiting Professor at Ulster University Faculty of Health Science

Charlotte McArdle, Chief Nursing officer (CNO) for Northern Ireland who, as the head of the Nursing and Midwifery professions, is responsible for the professional leadership, performance and development of the Professions in Northern Ireland, including providing support to the Department’s lead Allied Health Professions (AHP) Officer.

The Office of the CNO sets strategic direction for nursing, midwifery and health visiting services, agreeing programmes of action, setting goals and targets and ensuring that progress is monitored and evaluated.  This includes chairing the Department’s Central Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Committee, and the development and oversight of policies for nursing and midwifery in Public Health, for example, the Family Nurse Partnership Programme (FNP), the Northern Ireland Action Plan for Learning Disability Nursing, a Northern Ireland Framework for Patient Experience and the District Nursing Review Framework. In undertaking this role, the post holder works closely with the Directors of Nursing and counterparts in other UK countries.

During the time that Charlotte has been in the role of Chief Nurse she has led a number of policy initiatives which underpin professional practice such as: Person Centred Standards for Record Keeping Practice; Policy Imperative – Delivering Care: Nurse Staffing Levels in Northern Ireland.  Supporting Q2020, Charlotte played a key role in the development of the Attributes Framework for Leadership in Quality Improvement and Safety.  Charlotte also chairs the NI Key Performance Indicator Advisory Board for Nursing and Midwifery.  The Office of the Chief Nurse leads on policy for patient experience and nutrition and for developing models of practice for Co-production in line with the Department of Health’s statutory responsibility for Personal and Public Involvement.

Charlotte is a Visiting Professor at Ulster University Faculty of Health Science.

Nicholson
Job title: National Lead Nurse: Children, Young People and Families
Organisation: Public Health England
Uwamaliya
Job title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, & Project Lead - Resources for Professionals caring for Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Organisation: School of Nursing and Allied Health
White CBE
Job title: Chief Nursing Officer (Wales)/Nurse Director NHS Wales
Organisation: Welsh Government

Prof Jean White CBE was appointed as Chief Nursing Officer for Wales in October 2010. Welsh by birth, she trained as a general nurse in Swansea and practised as a theatre nurse in Wales and London.  Jean has held positions in nurse education, at the Welsh National Board, Health Professions Wales and Welsh Government.  Jean has worked with a number of European Governments and is currently an expert adviser to WHO European Region.

Since appointment as CNO her main priority has been on developing the nursing and midwifery workforce in Wales and is currently engaged in implementing the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016.

Jean is an Honorary Visiting Professor to the School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University, Visiting Professor to University of South Wales, Fellow of Swansea University, Fellow of Bangor University and was made Fellow of the Queen’s Nursing Institute in November 2016. She was acknowledged in the inaugural Nursing Times Nurse Leaders 2014 list. She was awarded a CBE in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday’s Honours list.

Williams
Job title: Author and International campaigner
Organisation: Reaching Out MPH

Mark Williams is a keynote speaker, author and International campaigner. In 2004 he himself experienced depression and suffered in silence for years until a breakdown. He founded International Fathers Mental Health Day and #Howareyoudad campaign to make sure all parents are having support for the whole family.

Mark has spoken on television and radio stations around the world, also works with Dr Jane Hanley who have both published articles on Fathers Mental Health together. Mark was awarded Inspirational father of the year and local hero at the Pride of Britain Awards in 2012 and was invited to meet The Royal Family on World Mental Health Day in 2016. He is the author of Daddy Blues by Trigger Press publishers.

 

Ashmoore
Job title: Programme Director
Organisation: Unicef

Sue Ashmore is Programme Director of Unicef UK’s Baby Friendly Initiative. With a background in midwifery, Sue has directed Baby Friendly on a strategic level for 10 years, introducing new standards to ensure that babies’ physical and emotional wellbeing is at the heart of the programme. Sue leads on external and internal relations and supports facilities with implementing and maintaining the standards.

Egan
Job title: Professional Advisor for Public Health, Early Years and Children’s Services
Organisation: Chief Nurses Office in Scottish Government

Julia Egan is currently on secondment as Professional Advisor for Public Health, Early Years and Children’s Services with the Chief Nurses Office in Scottish Government. Julia’s background is in Health Visiting, child protection and senior management.  Her current substantive post is as a Consultant in Public Health (Nursing) and has leadership for inequalities, vulnerable groups and early years. Over the last two years Julia has led reviews of Health Visiting, School and District Nursing Services across Scotland seeking to focus and maximise health’s role in prevention and early intervention. Julia has a strong  interest in organisational leadership and the importance of positive culture in maximising outcomes for staff and clients. Her PhD explored the relationship between leadership, leadership behaviours and organisational culture.

Mayers
Job title: Academic Psychologist
Organisation: Bournemouth University
Twitter: @DrAndyMayers

Dr Andrew Mayers is an academic psychologist at Bournemouth University, specialising in mental health, particularly perinatal mental health (Including fathers) and young people’s mental health. He actively campaigns for raising better awareness for mental health, and challenge stigma and discrimination. He serves on several local and national advisory groups for maternal mental illness (including the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership, Maternal Mental Health Alliance, and the Birth Trauma Network). He is a Governor for Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust (the mental health and community health NHS Trust for Dorset). He is Patron for the Samaritans of Bournemouth & District and Patron for Dorset Mind. He is also a Trustee for DorPIP, a charity that provides therapeutic intervention and support for parent-infant relationships.

 

McArdle
Job title: Chief Nursing officer (CNO) for Northern Ireland
Organisation: Visiting Professor at Ulster University Faculty of Health Science

Charlotte McArdle, Chief Nursing officer (CNO) for Northern Ireland who, as the head of the Nursing and Midwifery professions, is responsible for the professional leadership, performance and development of the Professions in Northern Ireland, including providing support to the Department’s lead Allied Health Professions (AHP) Officer.

The Office of the CNO sets strategic direction for nursing, midwifery and health visiting services, agreeing programmes of action, setting goals and targets and ensuring that progress is monitored and evaluated.  This includes chairing the Department’s Central Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Committee, and the development and oversight of policies for nursing and midwifery in Public Health, for example, the Family Nurse Partnership Programme (FNP), the Northern Ireland Action Plan for Learning Disability Nursing, a Northern Ireland Framework for Patient Experience and the District Nursing Review Framework. In undertaking this role, the post holder works closely with the Directors of Nursing and counterparts in other UK countries.

During the time that Charlotte has been in the role of Chief Nurse she has led a number of policy initiatives which underpin professional practice such as: Person Centred Standards for Record Keeping Practice; Policy Imperative – Delivering Care: Nurse Staffing Levels in Northern Ireland.  Supporting Q2020, Charlotte played a key role in the development of the Attributes Framework for Leadership in Quality Improvement and Safety.  Charlotte also chairs the NI Key Performance Indicator Advisory Board for Nursing and Midwifery.  The Office of the Chief Nurse leads on policy for patient experience and nutrition and for developing models of practice for Co-production in line with the Department of Health’s statutory responsibility for Personal and Public Involvement.

Charlotte is a Visiting Professor at Ulster University Faculty of Health Science.

Nicholson
Job title: National Lead Nurse: Children, Young People and Families
Organisation: Public Health England
Uwamaliya
Job title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, & Project Lead - Resources for Professionals caring for Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Organisation: School of Nursing and Allied Health
White CBE
Job title: Chief Nursing Officer (Wales)/Nurse Director NHS Wales
Organisation: Welsh Government

Prof Jean White CBE was appointed as Chief Nursing Officer for Wales in October 2010. Welsh by birth, she trained as a general nurse in Swansea and practised as a theatre nurse in Wales and London.  Jean has held positions in nurse education, at the Welsh National Board, Health Professions Wales and Welsh Government.  Jean has worked with a number of European Governments and is currently an expert adviser to WHO European Region.

Since appointment as CNO her main priority has been on developing the nursing and midwifery workforce in Wales and is currently engaged in implementing the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016.

Jean is an Honorary Visiting Professor to the School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University, Visiting Professor to University of South Wales, Fellow of Swansea University, Fellow of Bangor University and was made Fellow of the Queen’s Nursing Institute in November 2016. She was acknowledged in the inaugural Nursing Times Nurse Leaders 2014 list. She was awarded a CBE in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday’s Honours list.

Williams
Job title: Author and International campaigner
Organisation: Reaching Out MPH

Mark Williams is a keynote speaker, author and International campaigner. In 2004 he himself experienced depression and suffered in silence for years until a breakdown. He founded International Fathers Mental Health Day and #Howareyoudad campaign to make sure all parents are having support for the whole family.

Mark has spoken on television and radio stations around the world, also works with Dr Jane Hanley who have both published articles on Fathers Mental Health together. Mark was awarded Inspirational father of the year and local hero at the Pride of Britain Awards in 2012 and was invited to meet The Royal Family on World Mental Health Day in 2016. He is the author of Daddy Blues by Trigger Press publishers.