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.

Adams
Job title: Head of post-registration, Business and Enterprise
Organisation: University of Huddersfield

Dr Karen Adams is Head of Post-registration, Business and Enterprise.  She leads in the development and management of health-focused post registration provision in the School.  Dr Adams has led the provision of SCPHN education at the University of Huddersfield for several years.

Alamad
Job title: Research Assistant
Organisation: Elizabeth Bryan Multiple Births Centre

Lara joined Birmingham City University in 2016 as a Research Assistant, working within the Department for Children and Young People’s Health, the wider School of Nursing and supporting the work of the Elizabeth Bryan Multiple Births Centre.

Lara qualified as a Children’s Nurse in 2003 and has enjoyed a varied career working within orthopaedics, perioperative care, neonates and clinical research, while also gaining an M.ED and M.A Childhood and Youth Studies. She is passionate about the importance of research to improve our work with children and families. Lara hopes to produce research that makes difference to families with multiple births.

Anionwu, DBE CBE FRCN FQNI PhD
Job title: Emeritus Professor of Nursing
Organisation: University of West London
Twitter: @EAnionwu

Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu is an Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of West London.  In 1979 she set up the first ever UK sickle cell/thalassaemia nurse counselling service, based in Brent.  Elizabeth then became a senior lecturer in Community Genetic Counselling at the University College London’s Institute of Child Health.

 

Prior to retirement in 2007, she was Dean of the School of Adult Nursing Studies & Professor of Nursing at University of West London (UWL), before establishing the Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing Practice, also at UWL.

 

Elizabeth is co-author with Professor Karl Atkin (University of York) of The Politics of Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia (2001) published by Open University Press and author of A Short History of Mary Seacole: a resource for nurse and students (2005), RCN Publishing.

 

She was Vice-Chairperson of the successful Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal – the statue was unveiled in June 2016 – and is now a Life Patron of the Mary Seacole Trust.  Elizabeth is also a Patron of the Sickle Cell Society and the Nigerian Nurses Charitable Association UK and is Vice-President of Unite/Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (CPHVA).  In 2018, as part of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service, Elizabeth was listed as one of the top 70 influential nurses and midwives between 1948 and 2018: https://rcni.com/sites/rcn_nspace/files/NHS%2070_70_Nurses.pdf

 

Awards to Elizabeth include:

 

  • Becoming a Dame in 2017 when awarded a DBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for services to nursing and the Mary Seacole Statue Appeal.
  • CBE in 2001 for services to nursing.
  • Fellowship of the Queen’s Nursing Institute (FQNI) in 2017.
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing (FRCN) in 2004.
  • Inducted into the Nursing Times Nursing Hall of Fame in 2010 for services to the Development of Nurse-led Services.
  • UK Chief Nursing Officers’ Lifetime Achievement Award at the Nursing Times Awards ceremony on 26th October 2016.
  • British Journal of Nursing Lifetime Achievement Award 2018
Ashbrook
Job title: Starting Well Nurse
Organisation: Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (0-19 Starting Well Team)

Debbie has worked in school nursing since 2005 and in 2017 completed a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) qualification, gaining a first-class honours degree in school nursing from the University of Chester.

 

She currently works as a Starting Well Nurse in the CWP 0-19 Starting Well Service based in Ellesmere Port.

 

As part of a special interest group on obesity, Debbie is currently working on an initiative to encourage access and participation in physical activities for teenage girls.

Ashmore
Job title: Programme Director
Organisation: Unicef
Twitter: @sue_ashmore

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.

Ashworth MP
Job title: Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Member of Parliament for Leicester South
Twitter: @JonAshworth

Jonathan was elected Member of Parliament for Leicester South at a by-election in May 2011.

 

In October 2016 he was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Health, by Jeremy Corbyn, having previously served as Shadow Minister without Portfolio.

 

Jonathan was also in Ed Miliband’s front bench team as Shadow Cabinet Office Minister from October 2013.

 

Before becoming an MP, Jonathan worked in the Treasury as a special advisor to Gordon Brown when he was Chancellor, and continued to work for Gordon Brown when he became Prime Minister.

 

Outside of politics Jonathan is a keen book-worm, and runner. Jonathan and his wife have two little girls and live in Leicester.

 

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Attias
Job title: Deputy Editor
Publication: Community Practitioner
Beach
Job title: Lead Professional Officer, Regulation
Organisation: Unite the Union

During a 32-year career in the NHS, Jane worked in locations throughout the UK as a nurse and midwife. She subsequently qualified as a health visitor, a role she enjoyed for over 16 years working in Birmingham. Participation in a research project concerned with using the Edinburgh Post Natal Depression Scale in practice motivated Jane to undertake a degree in health sciences. Her positive experience of academia encouraged her to continue onto to obtain a Master’s in Public Health, cementing her passion for public health. She moved into smoking cessation, progressing to leadership of the service before securing a role within a PCT public health team, where she was a nurse consultant within the health improvement team.

Jane decided to leave the NHS when PCTs were dissolved. She secured a role at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as the health visiting adviser and developed a keen interest in healthcare regulation. In October 2012, Jane joined the Unite Health Sector as the lead professional officer for regulation, a role that enables her to maintain close links with her professional roots. Jane’s work in regulation has included the review of the NMC Code, revalidation and changes to fitness to practise. Healthcare regulation is constantly changing and Jane is kept busy ensuring Unite members are kept up to date with developments and are supported to practice safely and effectively.

In her spare time, Jane is a keen walker and sings in a Rock Choir.

Bec
Job title: Design Researcher
Organisation: TK2A
Twitter: @Rob_zone83

Rémi studied model making and interior design in France & graduated from a PhD in Design, during which he was part of the User-Centred Healthcare Design team (UCHD). Now he has joined TK2A (part of CLAHRC SY) where he is the design researcher based in the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. His role within TK2A consists of applying design thinking and skills to plan and drive workshops with diverse stakeholders to help utilising research knowledge to improve healthcare services. According to the nature of the projects, stakeholders might be patients, NHS staff, GPs, commissioners, health researchers and other health professionals.

 

His PhD research explored the use of games to promote engagement & behaviour change. He has co-developed, prototyped and evaluated iteratively Boost Up!, a board and card game that aim to promote physical activity.  He is currently developing the game further and incorporates Boost Up! as part of a wider service delivery system offered by GoFit4Fun CIC . He is also interested in how the gaming element can also be used within the research process to engage participants and encourage different thinking (eg. Dice, role play, actual games, sometimes hacked for the purpose).

Carpenter
Job Title: Head of Health
Organisation: Unite the Union

Sarah has been the Head of Health for Unite the Union since June 2016. Prior to that Sarah was a regional officer in the South East for 17 years.

The health sector of Unite represents members working across the whole of the NHS and in the commercial employers and local authorities who also employ health members.  Unite fight to defend jobs and services, working closely with campaigning organisations.

Chambers
Job Title: Associate Lecturer
Organisation: The Open University

Claire is a health visitor and was previously a community practice teacher and lecturer practitioner before moving into full-time education. In the past she has led the postgraduate Specialist Community Public Health Nursing health visiting and school nursing programmes, and the Specialist Community Nursing programmes district nursing and community children’s nursing.  Claire is now an Associate Lecturer on the pre-registration nursing and foundation degrees at The Open University. Her special interests are public health nursing, community practice, compassion, values based attitudes, resilience and positivity.

Cheer
Job title: Specialist Children’s Bladder and Bowel Nurse
Organisation: ERIC

Brenda started her nursing career in London in 1983. After her general training Brenda specialised in children’s nursing, and over the years has worked with adults and children, in London and Cardiff in both hospital and community settings. Since 2002 she has focussed on paediatric continence, working as Paediatric Specialist Continence Nurse at the University Hospital of Wales from then until summer 2018. Brenda currently works two days a week as ERIC Nurse, the first person to take on this role, originally funded by the Department of Health. She works a further day a week as Paediatric Continence Nurse for Shine: Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus Information, Networking and Equality.

 

The ERIC Nurse post was created to seek ways to improve early intervention into childhood continence problems. Brenda strives to increase awareness of children’s bladder and bowel health, by designing easy-to-understand information for parents and providing training for health care professionals and early years workers. She has produced a generic Children’s Continence Pathway, which ERIC is promoting as a model of best practice. The ERIC Nurse project won a prestigious Nursing Times Award in 2016, and has stimulated articles in the nursing press. Brenda has re-written many of the ERIC leaflets, and is enjoying working at the heart of the charity she supports.

Cloke
Job title: Head of Safeguarding
Organisation: NSPCC

Christopher Cloke is Head of Safeguarding in Communities with the NSPCC where he has worked for over 20 years.  He is a Vice President of the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association, a member of Unite, and is a member of the Advisory Group to the Anti Bullying Alliance, which he chaired for a number of years. Chris has written particularly on child protection related matters and is the editor of a series of books published by John Wiley.  He has been a member of the London Safeguarding Children Board and vice chair of the Birmingham SCB Sub Group on Communications and Communities.

While at the NSPCC, Chris’s responsibilities have included the development of awareness campaigns and initiatives, liaison with and influencing professionals from different disciplines, supporting the voluntary and community sector, the promotion of diversity, and local campaigning.  He has worked closely on the NSPCC FULL STOP Campaign.

Prior to working at the NSPCC, Chris worked at Age Concern England (now called Age UK), London Voluntary Service Council, and the Runnymede Trust.

Eccleston
Job title: Senior Lecturer
Organisation: University of Central Lancashire

Dawn is a senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire. She is a registered nurse and health visitor, course leader for the MSc Safeguarding in an International Context and  pathway lead for the health-visiting course.

 

She teaches across the university, with expertise in safeguarding and issues of human trafficking. She is currently undertaking a PhD, researching what makes people vulnerable to human trafficking and how perpetrators control their victims, looking particularly at the use of JuJu. She is a street pastor and works with the charity – Hope for Justice, which investigates rescues and cares for vicitms of human trafficking.

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.

Ellul
Job title: Clinical Lead for Health Visiting
Organisation: Tower Hamlets GP Care Group

Janine qualified as an adult nurse in 2001. This led to a varied career in a range of areas from acute medicine to safeguarding children. In 2009 she became a health visitor. Training and working as a health visitor in the East End of London, Janine developed a passion for creating, quality, evidence based services for families living in some of the most deprived areas of the UK. She is currently working as a Clinical Lead for Health Visiting in Tower Hamlets. Outside of work she loves walking her dog, kids and partner, meditation and metta.

Evans
Job title: CEO
Organisation: Children England
Twitter: @Kathy_CEO_CE

Kathy became CEO of Children England in April 2013, having been its Deputy CEO since May 2010. Founded in 1942 by a group of the major children’s charities, Children England is the membership body for children’s charities, voluntary and community sector organisations in England. In May 2014 Children England successfully campaigned to ban profit-making companies from running outsourced child protection services, and continues to lead collaborative voluntary sector campaigns for change, including the Declaration of Interdependence, Open to All and Grants for Good. Kathy is a regular columnist for Children and Young People Now, and for Civil Society, and one of the co-authors of “Kittens Are Evil: Little Heresies in Public Policy” in which she which challenges the underlying economics of competitive markets for charitable and public services.

After graduating from Trinity College Cambridge with a degree in Social and Political Sciences, Kathy took a full-time CSV volunteer placement in a voluntary sector children’s home, an experience that inspired her to train in counselling, and to work with young people in LA secure accommodation for several years. She moved into policy work in 1996: firstly for DrugScope, specialising in drug treatment for young people; then in 2001 going to The Children’s Society where she was Policy Director until 2009. During her career Kathy has been the Chair of the Standing Committee for Youth Justice, a Trustee of the Children’s Rights Alliance for England, a member of the ACMD Hidden Harm implementation group and DCSF Care Matters advisory group. She was also consultant to the Police Foundation and Justice, devising potential alternatives to Youth Courts, to support the Independent Commission on Youth Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour.

Evers
Job title: Head of Public Health and Wellbeing
Organisation: University of Chester
Twitter: @evers_jean

Jean Evers is an experienced academic,nurse and Health Visitor with a particular interest in early interventions, safeguarding, mental health and improving health outcomes for children and families. She has contributed to the development of workforce policies to meet the professional development and workforce components in the Department of Health during the health visiting implementation plan working with lead stakeholders across England.  Jean leads on developing and maintaining partnerships in the development of academic curricula, workforce development and practice education. Jean is currently undertaking research on staff development and the impact of organisational change in higher education.

Firth
Job title: Nurse Lecturer
Organisation: University of Hull

Dawn has recently commenced a post as Nurse Lecturer at the University of Hull. For the past eighteen years Dawn has worked in public health, with twelve years spent as a school nurse and the latter six years within a children’s safeguarding team as a Safeguarding Specialist Nurse. This has also included a role as the health representative in a Multi-agency safeguarding hub working closely with children’s social care and the police.

Dawn completed an MSc in Advanced Safeguarding in 2018 which afforded the opportunity to undertake research about the role of public health nurses working with families where domestic abuse is prevalent and to consider the impact of domestic abuse on the lives of public health nurses and the effect of this on their practice. Dawn has a particular interest in the relationship between public health and safeguarding children and has been part of the Together for Childhood initiative within her local authority to create a theory of change in relation to the prevention of domestic abuse

Fitz-Gerald
Job title: Health Visitor / Practice teacher (RGN, RHV, Bsc (Soc Sci) PGDipHE)
Organisation: Swindon Borough Council
  • Trained at Nightingale School of Nursing, St Thomas’ hospital and Southampton University.
  • Worked as HV in Hampshire (Portsmouth , Eastleigh & Chandlers Ford) before moving to Swindon in 1993.
  • Varied experience across wide range of diverse caseloads
  • Completed Community Practice Teacher training in 1998 and then updated this further in 2010 by completing PGDipHE.
  • Previous experience as Health Promotion lead HV, Acting HV manager and Professional Lead
  • HV team leader 2010- Feb 2018
  • Currently working in practice development with Early Years family Practitioners and Community Staff Nurses.
Gargiulo
Job title: Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead for SCPHN
Organisation: Glyndwr University
Twitter: @GargiuloMay

Janet has worked as a Health Visitor in England and has always been interested in raising the profile of specialist nurses becoming the first nurse representative on the Shropshire Primary Care Group, and one of the Innovation Project holders for Rural Public Health before deciding to become a Nurse Lecturer at Glyndwr University where she has worked for the past 17 years.  During her time at Glyndwr she has contributed to the learning and teaching of nursing students specialising in SCPHN and has held the position of Programme Leader for over ten years. She has taken her research forward to investigate the education, recruitment and retention of this specialist group.

 

Janet’s objective is to raise the profile of SCPHN’s and their unique contribution to the caring of children and families whilst recognising the many barriers that specialist nurses face today.  It is therefore, essential that the wellbeing of staff is safeguarded and she hopes her research will enable their voice to be heard.

Gazmuri
Job title: Head of Innovations
Organisation: Breathworks

With almost 20 years of mindfulness practice, Singhashri brings a wealth of experience to her mindfulness teaching, training and supervision. She has a professional background in youth development, teacher training, and organisational leadership and development, and trained as a mindfulness teacher in 2012. She is currently working as Breathworks Head of Innovations, supporting the development of the Breathworks mindfulness in the workplace programme. She is also on the executive committee of the UK Network of Mindfulness Teacher Training Organisations. She is particularly interested in supporting efforts to integrate mindfulness into all aspects of society.

Goodman-Brown
Job title: Principal Lecturer
Organisation: Oxford Brookes University

Jane qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1984 and as a health visitor in 1990. Jane worked as a health visitor for 10 years in a variety of places. Jane joined Oxford Brookes in 2000 and has  continued to work there until the present day in a variety of roles. She  completed an MSc in Public Health in 2003 and is currently a 4th year  student on the Educational Doctorate at Brookes.

Since joining Brookes Jane  has  taught on the adult nursing programme as well as teaching on the post qualifying community nursing programmes. Jane has also taught on and led  the MSc in Public Health and is particularly interested in health promotion. In 2011 Jane became principal lecturer for all the public health programmes at Oxford Brookes. In 2018 she became  principal lecturer for the Nursing programmes in Hong Kong.

 

Gordon
Job title: Public Health Nurse
Twitter: @chrissiehv

Christine trained as a general nurse and midwife, initially developing a career in orthopaedic trauma nursing, progressing to manager of an orthopaedic trauma unit. It was whilst caring for children and young people that she developed an interest in public health and disease prevention. This prompted her career change to undertake public health nurse training and she has been a health visitor for over 25 years.

 

She completed a Master’s Degree in Education, Health and Social Care and taught as a senior lecturer on the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Programme at the University of Suffolk. She is now semi-retired working independently in support of education, training and professional development in public health nursing/health visiting.

 

On a voluntary basis she oversees the website for the Global Network of Public Health Nursing (GNPHN) and she is the Safeguarding Officer at her local rugby club in Woodbridge.

Gough
Job titles and Organisations: Visiting Professor in CASE (Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion) at the London School of Economics, an Associate of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment also at the LSE, and Emeritus Professor at the University of Bath

Ian Gough is Visiting Professor in CASE (Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion) at the London School of Economics, an Associate of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment also at the LSE, and Emeritus Professor at the University of Bath. His past books include The Political Economy of the Welfare State; A Theory of Human Need; and Wellbeing in Developing Countries.

His new book titled Heat, Greed and Human Need: Climate Change, Capitalism and Sustainable Wellbeing, was published in October 2017, preceded by a range of articles in academic journals including the Cambridge Journal of Economics and the Royal Society Philosophical Abstracts. The book proposes an alternative concept of wellbeing as the satisfaction of human needs; analyses the relationship between inequality and sustainability; develops a method for ‘recomposing consumption’ in rich countries; proposes a suite of eco-social policies to combine the pursuit of wellbeing and inter-generational sustainability; and develops new thoughts on limiting growth and its implications for welfare states.

Hair
Job title: Senior Nurse Practice Development
Organisation: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

As Senior Nurse for Health Visiting Practice in Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Trustee of Scottish Cot Death Trust

This work was undertaken by Public Health Glasgow and SCDT to develop a clear concise education pathway in line with New  Universal pathway Scotland.

Annie Hair is a Senior Nurse and Health Visitor who specialise in supporting Education of Health Visitors with two Universities in Scotland.

Holland
Job title: Lecturer and SCPHN Programme Manager
Organisation: School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University

Amanda represents Wales as CPHVA-Unite Deputy Chair and actively supports and promotes public health and community nursing not only in Wales, but on a national and international level. This involves teaching and facilitating learning of healthcare students both locally and internationally, speaking at conferences, volunteer public health nursing work in India, writing for publication and active research. Most recently Amanda is leading research in collaboration with a local health board to develop an All Wales Health Visitor Observation and Assessment of the Infant (HOAI) tool while also exploring health visitor practice in relation to this crucial aspect of public health nursing.

 

Hudson
Job title: Senior Lecturer
Organisation: School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton

Caroline Hudson is a Senior Lecturer, School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton. She co-manages the Centre of Resilience for Social Justice (CRSJ) (https://www.brighton.ac.uk/crsj/index.aspx). Her research and practice interests are in Workforce Resilience including antidotes to stress and burnout in professional practice.

 

Caroline has acted as a consultant to local Trusts on workforce resilience and is an expert on embedding resilience in professional curriculum. She is a Boingboing volunteer, a not-for-profit focused on resilience-based practices – http://www.boingboing.org.uk/. Caroline and colleagues are helping Blackpool and other areas embed resilience-based practices through accreditation of work-related learning. This includes a whole school approach for schools to support children and school staff to develop resilience and practitioner resilience more widely.

 

As well as being a university academic, Caroline is a professional nurse with many years’ experience of working in the NHS. She was an expert advisor to ‘Developing Resilience in practice: A Health Visiting Framework’ (Stephen & Pettit 2015) and has presented her work at international conferences.

Kamil-Thomas
Job title: Programme Lead-SCPHN (HV) Lecturer
Organisation: University of Chester

Zalihe (Zal) is a Children’s Nurse, Health Visitor and Public Health lecturer with a varied skill set in primary care with a particular interest in improving outcomes for children and families, childhood minor illness and primary prevention and health promotion. Research areas of interest are early intervention and health promotion, improving outcomes for children and families, childhood illness, stakeholder engagement and incorporating technology in learning events. Specifically virtual reality in teaching and learning as a means for greater student knowledge attainment and engagement.

Langley PhD, MEng
Job title: Principal Research Fellow, Design Engineer and Knowledge Mobiliser
Organisation: Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University
Twitter: @JoeLangley_

Joe is a Researcher and Design Engineer who has been working in the field of Healthcare innovation for 12 years, encompassing both healthcare technologies and services. Throughout his work, Joe has consistently utilised co-production approaches to his research and innovation to identifying challenges and needs, develop solutions and forwards to implementation. Joe’s research work focuses on how to involve people and the challenges of bringing diverse people together and overcoming knowledge, language and cultural barriers to achieve genuine participation, meaningful collaborations and shared visions. He is interested in the ways that creative methods reduce traditional hierarchies, redistribute power and give people voice and how making real things can make knowledge visible and give people and teams agency.

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.

 

Mc Gregor
Job title: Development Support Officer
Organisation: Centre for Early Child Development
Twitter: @DeeMcGregor2

Dee Mc Gregor is a Development Support Officer for the Centre for Early Child Development (CECD) in Blackpool. Working within the NHS on the Fylde Coast for almost 28 years, she qualified as a General Nurse then Midwife. Dee trained as a Health Visitor, and has practiced for the last 18 years. Much of this time she has been in a specialist role, firstly as a Sure Start Health Visitor within one of the ‘trailblazer ‘sites, then in practice development. Currently, Dee is seconded to the CECD to support the Health Visiting Transformation.

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.

McKnight-Cowan
Job title: Queens Nurse BSc Hons Midwifery, BSc Hons SCPHN RGN, HV
Organisation: Derbyshire Community Healthcare Foundation Trust

Celebrating a 40-year NHS career; Janine was an Enrolled Nurse for 12 years, before converting to become a general nurse, after 18 years she fulfilled her ambition to become a Midwife. Desperate to enjoy a Christmas and New Year off duty she decided to become a Health Visitor in 2000.

Now in her last year of practice she won the RCN Celebrating Nursing Practice Awards 2018. She recently came third in the JHV Education Awards 2018, with her innovative work on Five Guide, which she has also presented at The Midlands Midwifery and Maternity Festival in April 18. Her work has been published in the Nursing Standard May 18 journal. She has invitations to speak at two International Congress events.

Having enjoyed a varied clinical career which has seen her nominated and win the prestigious Nursing Times Team of the Year Award, and the Queens Nurse Title, she feels she ‘has saved the best till last!

Janine has lectured in South America, Venezuela, and Columbia.

In 2010 she published an emotive piece of work:

Stop That Shake– Babies Break!  which saw her invited to Atlanta, USA, to speak at an International Congress on Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Janine describes herself as an ‘Innovative clinician, always keen to test the relationship between policy and patient experience’.

In 2017 she was voted in as a Staff Governor at her employing authority Derbyshire Community Health Services (NHS FT)

She has served as a Unite Staff representative and she has recently been invited to be a leadership mentor by; www.councilofdeans.org.uk/

Moseley
Job title: Lecturer
Organisation: Cardiff University

Michelle has been a qualified nurse since 1994 with experience in a variety of paediatric nursing placements, health visiting and as a lead nurse in safeguarding children. Health visiting practice and the safeguarding of children is her passion. Since completing her MSc in 2012, Michelle has worked in Cardiff University’s School of Healthcare Sciences as lecturer, Programme Manager and Under-graduate education lead. Michelle has recently commenced her PhD study following her passion and continuing her evaluation of safeguarding children supervision as part of an ethnographic study.

Nicholson
Job title: National Lead Nurse: Children, Young People and Families
Organisation: Public Health England
Ochieng
Job title: Professor of integrated health and social care
Organisation: De Montfort University
Twitter: @OchiengBM
Partridge
Job title: Design Researcher
Organisation: Labs4Living
Twitter: @Beccapart

Becca is a Design researcher and PhD candidate. Her research focus is on Design research in healthcare. Rebecca’s work uses creative methods to involve and support healthcare teams to identify challenges, develop services and reflect on current service provision. She is interested in the growing field of study that is design in healthcare and exploring the challenges that might occur when bringing together designers and healthcare professionals. Her PhD research focus on understanding how design practice might support behaviour change in condition management.

Protheroe
Job title: Professor of General Practice
Organisation: Keele University
Twitter: @joprotheroe

Professor Joanne Protheroe has been a practicing General Practitioner for over 18 years and has worked in various research capacities, before joining Keele University as Senior Lecturer in General Practice in 2011. Jo was recently appointed as Professor of General Practice in Keele Medical School where she leads the Academic Primary Care team. She continues to practice as a GP in an inner-city practice, a role which fuels her interest in health literacy and patient participation in their health, especially those in disadvantaged groups. She is a national expert in the field of Health Literacy, regularly invited to present at conferences, a member of Scientific Committees of Health Literacy conferences in US and Europe and sits on Editorial boards of national and international Journals. She is the current Chair of the Health Literacy UK Group and has recently been appointed as Honorary Health Literacy Clinical Advisor to NHS England.

Purse
Job title: Community Nursery Nurse
Organisation: Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

When we experience trauma or acute life stressors it is not unusual for our lives to unravel.

For Sabrina that happened in 2013 when she adopted her son.  She experienced Post Adoption Depression (PADs).  From her own darkest days Sabrina is now shining a light on this widely unfamiliar and underdiagnosed condition.  Sabrina is passionate about raising awareness of PADs and making a difference for future adoptive families.

Sabrina started her NHS career on a Paediatric Ward in 2009. It was only in 2016, when working within the Health Visiting service, that she found a platform to share her story.

Rallings
Job Title: Managing Director
Organisation: KCA Training

Jonathan Rallings began his career with the NSPCC in the late 1990s, working in their policy and professional liaison team.  He began to specialise in Early Years sector from 2002, working in policy and service-based roles across a number of public and voluntary sector organisations including Pre-school Learning Alliance, Daycare Trust and London Councils.

 

In 2012 Jonathan joined Barnardo’s as Assistant Director for Policy and Strategy where he led the charity’s Early Intervention with Family strategy, which has brought the Five to Thrive approach into over 400 Barnardo’s services around the UK.  After a short spell as Head of Policy at Barnardo’s, Jonathan joined KCA Training as Managing Director in January 2018

Rutherford
Job title: Sleep Practitioner
Organisation: The Children's Sleep Charity
Twitter: @HMRuth

Helen Rutherford is a Specialist Sleep Practitioner who has devoted her professional practice to working with children who have additional needs. Her experience now extends into a fourth decade and she is presently employed as a Family Liaison Officer on the staff of a special educational needs school in Worcestershire.

 

She has a breadth of experience including management and leadership roles. These have included time as a Portage service manager (a home visiting educational service for preschool children with special educational needs and disability).

 

She led on the NHS England funded, national award winning project ” Sleep Support for Children with Autism” and on the BBC Children in Need funded “Sleep Support for Children with ADHD”.
Helen also shares her knowledge and experience as a trainer with the nationally renowned ‘Children’s Sleep Charity’.

 

She is an accredited ‘Signalong’ tutor.
Helen has a flexible and adaptable set of skills that can have her sharing her expertise with health, educational and social care professionals in one part of the working week and then devoting her time to parents, carers, children and young people in the other.

 

She is a mother of four free-spirited children, who is looking for answers on how to win the continuous battle against the advances of a garden that is way too large. To relax, she can be found competing in a Dragonboat and on most Saturdays a parkrun starts her weekend off very nicely.

 

All of that once she has put down the essential huge mug of tea, of course.

Sawtell
Job title: Trial Manager and Health Visitor
Organisation: University College London Institute of Education; Virgin Care (Essex)

Mary qualified as a health visitor in 1984 and has practiced in London, Derbyshire, Essex and Africa. She completed an MSc in Medical Sociology in 1996 and then worked as a research health visitor in a university. She has been employed for the last 20 years as a researcher at University College London (UCL), studying topics such as transition to motherhood, teenage pregnancy and domestic violence. Currently she works as a trial manager on an NIHR programme grant for applied research examining equitable access to antenatal care, as a lecturer on under and post-graduate courses at UCL and as a health visitor in West Essex.

Smart
Job title: Chief Information Officer
Organisation: NHS
Twitter: @nhscio

A joint appointment between NHS England and NHS Improvement, he is tasked with providing strategic leadership across the whole of the NHS to ensure that the opportunities that digital technologies offer are fully exploited to improve the experience of patients and carers in their interactions with health and social care; the outcomes for patients; and improved efficiencies in how care is delivered.

 

Prior to taking up this role, Will was Chief Information Officer at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust for six years where he was the board level director responsible for all aspects of the Information Management and Technology agenda and the Trust’s Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO).  During the Royal Free’s acquisition of Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, Will was an executive director of both organisations tasked with leading the creation of a single informatics function prior to the acquisition.  Most recently, as part of the design of the Royal Free Group model (under the NHS England Vanguard programme), he has led the creation of the Trust’s digital strategy to define the capabilities, architecture and service models required to support this new operating model.

 

Will first worked in the NHS in Wales and Northern Ireland during his placement year from university, before taking up an analytics role at St. Mary’s NHS Trust in London on graduation.  In addition to senior roles in the NHS, Will has worked as a management consultant with major assignments focussing on IT strategy, service transformation, major IT service and contract reviews and outsourcing.

Sweeney
Job title: Health Visitor
Organisation: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Twitter: @sweencj

Chris is a Health Visitor who has recently completed his Master of Public Health at the University of Glasgow.

 

Prior to Health Visiting Chris worked in a nursing capacity in Scotland, Ghana, and Nepal. He has a Diploma in Tropical Nursing from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

 

Chris was awarded the Public Health Nurse prize when he graduated as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse in 2013. He has since gained experience as a Health Visitor in Glasgow and in maternal and child health projects with Medecins Sans Frontieres in South Sudan and Sierra Leone.

 

Having returned to the UK to commence full time study, his Masters’ research explored Glasgow parents’ views of the Equal Protection from Assault Bill.

Uwamaliya
Job title: Senior Lecturer & Project Lead – Resources for Professionals caring for Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Organisation: School of Nursing and Allied Health

Philomene is a registered mental health nurse since 2006. She also, have worked on the different programmes aimed to redesign care pathways with a greater focus on prevention, early intervention and reduction of health inequalities. For example, people with complex health problems, and asylum seekers and refugees. She began teaching in 2011 at Liverpool John Moores University in the School of Nursing and Allied Health. She also has experience of working in public health with specific programmes aimed at increasing life expectancy. Her teaching and research interests include pre-registration adult, and mental health nursing, post-registration and post-graduate programmes specifically, public health, health inequalities, and cultural competency in health care. Others include early intervention in psychosis, post-traumatic growth, resilience and well-being, women’s health and young people, mental health of refugees and asylum seekers, recovery, equality and diversity, anti-oppressive practice, stigma, and discrimination.

As a refugee herself, Philomene recognises the challenges professionals face whilst caring for asylum seekers and refugees. Therefore in October 2016, Philomene applied and won the prestigious Mary Seacole Leadership Award to develop the Online Resource Hub for professionals caring for asylum seekers and refugees.

Wheeler
Job title: Design Researcher
Organisaton: Labs4Living

Gemma is a Design Researcher based at Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University, often working in collaboration with Devices for Dignity (a MedTech Co-Operative based in the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield). Much of her work focusses on bringing together patients, healthcare practitioners, industry experts and related academics to explore unmet health needs in a variety of contexts. She is interested in the role of creative activities or tools in facilitating reflection and communication across disciplines, hierarchies and age ranges, both within these workshop events and also in supporting collaborative patient-professional relationships in healthcare services. Her PhD work focussed on exploring and enhancing patient participation in spinal cord injury rehabilitation, engaging patients, families and healthcare staff in the process using both traditional and creative research methods.

White CBE
Job title: Chief Nursing Officer (Wales)/Nurse Director NHS Wales
Organisation: Welsh Government
Twitter: @JWCNO

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.

 

Wiltshire
Job title: Professional Lead for Health visiting
Organisation: Swindon Borough Council

Liz Wiltshire is Professional Lead for Health visiting at Swindon Borough Council. Her professional background was as a psychologist before qualifying as an adult nurse in 2008.  Liz worked as an Emergency Department nurse before becoming a Health Visitor in 2012, wanting to make a difference to children and families lives in preventing accident and injuries.

As professional lead for Health Visiting in Swindon Borough Council Liz has developed an evidenced based record keeping system based on the principles of Making Every Contact Count and children’s lived experiences to promote best practice and child focused outcomes.

Adams
Job title: Head of post-registration, Business and Enterprise
Organisation: University of Huddersfield

Dr Karen Adams is Head of Post-registration, Business and Enterprise.  She leads in the development and management of health-focused post registration provision in the School.  Dr Adams has led the provision of SCPHN education at the University of Huddersfield for several years.

Alamad
Job title: Research Assistant
Organisation: Elizabeth Bryan Multiple Births Centre

Lara joined Birmingham City University in 2016 as a Research Assistant, working within the Department for Children and Young People’s Health, the wider School of Nursing and supporting the work of the Elizabeth Bryan Multiple Births Centre.

Lara qualified as a Children’s Nurse in 2003 and has enjoyed a varied career working within orthopaedics, perioperative care, neonates and clinical research, while also gaining an M.ED and M.A Childhood and Youth Studies. She is passionate about the importance of research to improve our work with children and families. Lara hopes to produce research that makes difference to families with multiple births.

Anionwu, DBE CBE FRCN FQNI PhD
Job title: Emeritus Professor of Nursing
Organisation: University of West London
Twitter: @EAnionwu

Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu is an Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of West London.  In 1979 she set up the first ever UK sickle cell/thalassaemia nurse counselling service, based in Brent.  Elizabeth then became a senior lecturer in Community Genetic Counselling at the University College London’s Institute of Child Health.

 

Prior to retirement in 2007, she was Dean of the School of Adult Nursing Studies & Professor of Nursing at University of West London (UWL), before establishing the Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing Practice, also at UWL.

 

Elizabeth is co-author with Professor Karl Atkin (University of York) of The Politics of Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia (2001) published by Open University Press and author of A Short History of Mary Seacole: a resource for nurse and students (2005), RCN Publishing.

 

She was Vice-Chairperson of the successful Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal – the statue was unveiled in June 2016 – and is now a Life Patron of the Mary Seacole Trust.  Elizabeth is also a Patron of the Sickle Cell Society and the Nigerian Nurses Charitable Association UK and is Vice-President of Unite/Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (CPHVA).  In 2018, as part of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service, Elizabeth was listed as one of the top 70 influential nurses and midwives between 1948 and 2018: https://rcni.com/sites/rcn_nspace/files/NHS%2070_70_Nurses.pdf

 

Awards to Elizabeth include:

 

  • Becoming a Dame in 2017 when awarded a DBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for services to nursing and the Mary Seacole Statue Appeal.
  • CBE in 2001 for services to nursing.
  • Fellowship of the Queen’s Nursing Institute (FQNI) in 2017.
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing (FRCN) in 2004.
  • Inducted into the Nursing Times Nursing Hall of Fame in 2010 for services to the Development of Nurse-led Services.
  • UK Chief Nursing Officers’ Lifetime Achievement Award at the Nursing Times Awards ceremony on 26th October 2016.
  • British Journal of Nursing Lifetime Achievement Award 2018
Ashbrook
Job title: Starting Well Nurse
Organisation: Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (0-19 Starting Well Team)

Debbie has worked in school nursing since 2005 and in 2017 completed a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) qualification, gaining a first-class honours degree in school nursing from the University of Chester.

 

She currently works as a Starting Well Nurse in the CWP 0-19 Starting Well Service based in Ellesmere Port.

 

As part of a special interest group on obesity, Debbie is currently working on an initiative to encourage access and participation in physical activities for teenage girls.

Ashmore
Job title: Programme Director
Organisation: Unicef
Twitter: @sue_ashmore

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.

Ashworth MP
Job title: Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Member of Parliament for Leicester South
Twitter: @JonAshworth

Jonathan was elected Member of Parliament for Leicester South at a by-election in May 2011.

 

In October 2016 he was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Health, by Jeremy Corbyn, having previously served as Shadow Minister without Portfolio.

 

Jonathan was also in Ed Miliband’s front bench team as Shadow Cabinet Office Minister from October 2013.

 

Before becoming an MP, Jonathan worked in the Treasury as a special advisor to Gordon Brown when he was Chancellor, and continued to work for Gordon Brown when he became Prime Minister.

 

Outside of politics Jonathan is a keen book-worm, and runner. Jonathan and his wife have two little girls and live in Leicester.

 

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Attias
Job title: Deputy Editor
Publication: Community Practitioner
Beach
Job title: Lead Professional Officer, Regulation
Organisation: Unite the Union

During a 32-year career in the NHS, Jane worked in locations throughout the UK as a nurse and midwife. She subsequently qualified as a health visitor, a role she enjoyed for over 16 years working in Birmingham. Participation in a research project concerned with using the Edinburgh Post Natal Depression Scale in practice motivated Jane to undertake a degree in health sciences. Her positive experience of academia encouraged her to continue onto to obtain a Master’s in Public Health, cementing her passion for public health. She moved into smoking cessation, progressing to leadership of the service before securing a role within a PCT public health team, where she was a nurse consultant within the health improvement team.

Jane decided to leave the NHS when PCTs were dissolved. She secured a role at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as the health visiting adviser and developed a keen interest in healthcare regulation. In October 2012, Jane joined the Unite Health Sector as the lead professional officer for regulation, a role that enables her to maintain close links with her professional roots. Jane’s work in regulation has included the review of the NMC Code, revalidation and changes to fitness to practise. Healthcare regulation is constantly changing and Jane is kept busy ensuring Unite members are kept up to date with developments and are supported to practice safely and effectively.

In her spare time, Jane is a keen walker and sings in a Rock Choir.

Bec
Job title: Design Researcher
Organisation: TK2A
Twitter: @Rob_zone83

Rémi studied model making and interior design in France & graduated from a PhD in Design, during which he was part of the User-Centred Healthcare Design team (UCHD). Now he has joined TK2A (part of CLAHRC SY) where he is the design researcher based in the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. His role within TK2A consists of applying design thinking and skills to plan and drive workshops with diverse stakeholders to help utilising research knowledge to improve healthcare services. According to the nature of the projects, stakeholders might be patients, NHS staff, GPs, commissioners, health researchers and other health professionals.

 

His PhD research explored the use of games to promote engagement & behaviour change. He has co-developed, prototyped and evaluated iteratively Boost Up!, a board and card game that aim to promote physical activity.  He is currently developing the game further and incorporates Boost Up! as part of a wider service delivery system offered by GoFit4Fun CIC . He is also interested in how the gaming element can also be used within the research process to engage participants and encourage different thinking (eg. Dice, role play, actual games, sometimes hacked for the purpose).

Carpenter
Job Title: Head of Health
Organisation: Unite the Union

Sarah has been the Head of Health for Unite the Union since June 2016. Prior to that Sarah was a regional officer in the South East for 17 years.

The health sector of Unite represents members working across the whole of the NHS and in the commercial employers and local authorities who also employ health members.  Unite fight to defend jobs and services, working closely with campaigning organisations.

Chambers
Job Title: Associate Lecturer
Organisation: The Open University

Claire is a health visitor and was previously a community practice teacher and lecturer practitioner before moving into full-time education. In the past she has led the postgraduate Specialist Community Public Health Nursing health visiting and school nursing programmes, and the Specialist Community Nursing programmes district nursing and community children’s nursing.  Claire is now an Associate Lecturer on the pre-registration nursing and foundation degrees at The Open University. Her special interests are public health nursing, community practice, compassion, values based attitudes, resilience and positivity.

Cheer
Job title: Specialist Children’s Bladder and Bowel Nurse
Organisation: ERIC

Brenda started her nursing career in London in 1983. After her general training Brenda specialised in children’s nursing, and over the years has worked with adults and children, in London and Cardiff in both hospital and community settings. Since 2002 she has focussed on paediatric continence, working as Paediatric Specialist Continence Nurse at the University Hospital of Wales from then until summer 2018. Brenda currently works two days a week as ERIC Nurse, the first person to take on this role, originally funded by the Department of Health. She works a further day a week as Paediatric Continence Nurse for Shine: Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus Information, Networking and Equality.

 

The ERIC Nurse post was created to seek ways to improve early intervention into childhood continence problems. Brenda strives to increase awareness of children’s bladder and bowel health, by designing easy-to-understand information for parents and providing training for health care professionals and early years workers. She has produced a generic Children’s Continence Pathway, which ERIC is promoting as a model of best practice. The ERIC Nurse project won a prestigious Nursing Times Award in 2016, and has stimulated articles in the nursing press. Brenda has re-written many of the ERIC leaflets, and is enjoying working at the heart of the charity she supports.

Cloke
Job title: Head of Safeguarding
Organisation: NSPCC

Christopher Cloke is Head of Safeguarding in Communities with the NSPCC where he has worked for over 20 years.  He is a Vice President of the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association, a member of Unite, and is a member of the Advisory Group to the Anti Bullying Alliance, which he chaired for a number of years. Chris has written particularly on child protection related matters and is the editor of a series of books published by John Wiley.  He has been a member of the London Safeguarding Children Board and vice chair of the Birmingham SCB Sub Group on Communications and Communities.

While at the NSPCC, Chris’s responsibilities have included the development of awareness campaigns and initiatives, liaison with and influencing professionals from different disciplines, supporting the voluntary and community sector, the promotion of diversity, and local campaigning.  He has worked closely on the NSPCC FULL STOP Campaign.

Prior to working at the NSPCC, Chris worked at Age Concern England (now called Age UK), London Voluntary Service Council, and the Runnymede Trust.

Eccleston
Job title: Senior Lecturer
Organisation: University of Central Lancashire

Dawn is a senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire. She is a registered nurse and health visitor, course leader for the MSc Safeguarding in an International Context and  pathway lead for the health-visiting course.

 

She teaches across the university, with expertise in safeguarding and issues of human trafficking. She is currently undertaking a PhD, researching what makes people vulnerable to human trafficking and how perpetrators control their victims, looking particularly at the use of JuJu. She is a street pastor and works with the charity – Hope for Justice, which investigates rescues and cares for vicitms of human trafficking.

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.

Ellul
Job title: Clinical Lead for Health Visiting
Organisation: Tower Hamlets GP Care Group

Janine qualified as an adult nurse in 2001. This led to a varied career in a range of areas from acute medicine to safeguarding children. In 2009 she became a health visitor. Training and working as a health visitor in the East End of London, Janine developed a passion for creating, quality, evidence based services for families living in some of the most deprived areas of the UK. She is currently working as a Clinical Lead for Health Visiting in Tower Hamlets. Outside of work she loves walking her dog, kids and partner, meditation and metta.

Evans
Job title: CEO
Organisation: Children England
Twitter: @Kathy_CEO_CE

Kathy became CEO of Children England in April 2013, having been its Deputy CEO since May 2010. Founded in 1942 by a group of the major children’s charities, Children England is the membership body for children’s charities, voluntary and community sector organisations in England. In May 2014 Children England successfully campaigned to ban profit-making companies from running outsourced child protection services, and continues to lead collaborative voluntary sector campaigns for change, including the Declaration of Interdependence, Open to All and Grants for Good. Kathy is a regular columnist for Children and Young People Now, and for Civil Society, and one of the co-authors of “Kittens Are Evil: Little Heresies in Public Policy” in which she which challenges the underlying economics of competitive markets for charitable and public services.

After graduating from Trinity College Cambridge with a degree in Social and Political Sciences, Kathy took a full-time CSV volunteer placement in a voluntary sector children’s home, an experience that inspired her to train in counselling, and to work with young people in LA secure accommodation for several years. She moved into policy work in 1996: firstly for DrugScope, specialising in drug treatment for young people; then in 2001 going to The Children’s Society where she was Policy Director until 2009. During her career Kathy has been the Chair of the Standing Committee for Youth Justice, a Trustee of the Children’s Rights Alliance for England, a member of the ACMD Hidden Harm implementation group and DCSF Care Matters advisory group. She was also consultant to the Police Foundation and Justice, devising potential alternatives to Youth Courts, to support the Independent Commission on Youth Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour.

Evers
Job title: Head of Public Health and Wellbeing
Organisation: University of Chester
Twitter: @evers_jean

Jean Evers is an experienced academic,nurse and Health Visitor with a particular interest in early interventions, safeguarding, mental health and improving health outcomes for children and families. She has contributed to the development of workforce policies to meet the professional development and workforce components in the Department of Health during the health visiting implementation plan working with lead stakeholders across England.  Jean leads on developing and maintaining partnerships in the development of academic curricula, workforce development and practice education. Jean is currently undertaking research on staff development and the impact of organisational change in higher education.

Firth
Job title: Nurse Lecturer
Organisation: University of Hull

Dawn has recently commenced a post as Nurse Lecturer at the University of Hull. For the past eighteen years Dawn has worked in public health, with twelve years spent as a school nurse and the latter six years within a children’s safeguarding team as a Safeguarding Specialist Nurse. This has also included a role as the health representative in a Multi-agency safeguarding hub working closely with children’s social care and the police.

Dawn completed an MSc in Advanced Safeguarding in 2018 which afforded the opportunity to undertake research about the role of public health nurses working with families where domestic abuse is prevalent and to consider the impact of domestic abuse on the lives of public health nurses and the effect of this on their practice. Dawn has a particular interest in the relationship between public health and safeguarding children and has been part of the Together for Childhood initiative within her local authority to create a theory of change in relation to the prevention of domestic abuse

Fitz-Gerald
Job title: Health Visitor / Practice teacher (RGN, RHV, Bsc (Soc Sci) PGDipHE)
Organisation: Swindon Borough Council
  • Trained at Nightingale School of Nursing, St Thomas’ hospital and Southampton University.
  • Worked as HV in Hampshire (Portsmouth , Eastleigh & Chandlers Ford) before moving to Swindon in 1993.
  • Varied experience across wide range of diverse caseloads
  • Completed Community Practice Teacher training in 1998 and then updated this further in 2010 by completing PGDipHE.
  • Previous experience as Health Promotion lead HV, Acting HV manager and Professional Lead
  • HV team leader 2010- Feb 2018
  • Currently working in practice development with Early Years family Practitioners and Community Staff Nurses.
Gargiulo
Job title: Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead for SCPHN
Organisation: Glyndwr University
Twitter: @GargiuloMay

Janet has worked as a Health Visitor in England and has always been interested in raising the profile of specialist nurses becoming the first nurse representative on the Shropshire Primary Care Group, and one of the Innovation Project holders for Rural Public Health before deciding to become a Nurse Lecturer at Glyndwr University where she has worked for the past 17 years.  During her time at Glyndwr she has contributed to the learning and teaching of nursing students specialising in SCPHN and has held the position of Programme Leader for over ten years. She has taken her research forward to investigate the education, recruitment and retention of this specialist group.

 

Janet’s objective is to raise the profile of SCPHN’s and their unique contribution to the caring of children and families whilst recognising the many barriers that specialist nurses face today.  It is therefore, essential that the wellbeing of staff is safeguarded and she hopes her research will enable their voice to be heard.

Gazmuri
Job title: Head of Innovations
Organisation: Breathworks

With almost 20 years of mindfulness practice, Singhashri brings a wealth of experience to her mindfulness teaching, training and supervision. She has a professional background in youth development, teacher training, and organisational leadership and development, and trained as a mindfulness teacher in 2012. She is currently working as Breathworks Head of Innovations, supporting the development of the Breathworks mindfulness in the workplace programme. She is also on the executive committee of the UK Network of Mindfulness Teacher Training Organisations. She is particularly interested in supporting efforts to integrate mindfulness into all aspects of society.

Goodman-Brown
Job title: Principal Lecturer
Organisation: Oxford Brookes University

Jane qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1984 and as a health visitor in 1990. Jane worked as a health visitor for 10 years in a variety of places. Jane joined Oxford Brookes in 2000 and has  continued to work there until the present day in a variety of roles. She  completed an MSc in Public Health in 2003 and is currently a 4th year  student on the Educational Doctorate at Brookes.

Since joining Brookes Jane  has  taught on the adult nursing programme as well as teaching on the post qualifying community nursing programmes. Jane has also taught on and led  the MSc in Public Health and is particularly interested in health promotion. In 2011 Jane became principal lecturer for all the public health programmes at Oxford Brookes. In 2018 she became  principal lecturer for the Nursing programmes in Hong Kong.

 

Gordon
Job title: Public Health Nurse
Twitter: @chrissiehv

Christine trained as a general nurse and midwife, initially developing a career in orthopaedic trauma nursing, progressing to manager of an orthopaedic trauma unit. It was whilst caring for children and young people that she developed an interest in public health and disease prevention. This prompted her career change to undertake public health nurse training and she has been a health visitor for over 25 years.

 

She completed a Master’s Degree in Education, Health and Social Care and taught as a senior lecturer on the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Programme at the University of Suffolk. She is now semi-retired working independently in support of education, training and professional development in public health nursing/health visiting.

 

On a voluntary basis she oversees the website for the Global Network of Public Health Nursing (GNPHN) and she is the Safeguarding Officer at her local rugby club in Woodbridge.

Gough
Job titles and Organisations: Visiting Professor in CASE (Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion) at the London School of Economics, an Associate of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment also at the LSE, and Emeritus Professor at the University of Bath

Ian Gough is Visiting Professor in CASE (Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion) at the London School of Economics, an Associate of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment also at the LSE, and Emeritus Professor at the University of Bath. His past books include The Political Economy of the Welfare State; A Theory of Human Need; and Wellbeing in Developing Countries.

His new book titled Heat, Greed and Human Need: Climate Change, Capitalism and Sustainable Wellbeing, was published in October 2017, preceded by a range of articles in academic journals including the Cambridge Journal of Economics and the Royal Society Philosophical Abstracts. The book proposes an alternative concept of wellbeing as the satisfaction of human needs; analyses the relationship between inequality and sustainability; develops a method for ‘recomposing consumption’ in rich countries; proposes a suite of eco-social policies to combine the pursuit of wellbeing and inter-generational sustainability; and develops new thoughts on limiting growth and its implications for welfare states.

Hair
Job title: Senior Nurse Practice Development
Organisation: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

As Senior Nurse for Health Visiting Practice in Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Trustee of Scottish Cot Death Trust

This work was undertaken by Public Health Glasgow and SCDT to develop a clear concise education pathway in line with New  Universal pathway Scotland.

Annie Hair is a Senior Nurse and Health Visitor who specialise in supporting Education of Health Visitors with two Universities in Scotland.

Holland
Job title: Lecturer and SCPHN Programme Manager
Organisation: School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University

Amanda represents Wales as CPHVA-Unite Deputy Chair and actively supports and promotes public health and community nursing not only in Wales, but on a national and international level. This involves teaching and facilitating learning of healthcare students both locally and internationally, speaking at conferences, volunteer public health nursing work in India, writing for publication and active research. Most recently Amanda is leading research in collaboration with a local health board to develop an All Wales Health Visitor Observation and Assessment of the Infant (HOAI) tool while also exploring health visitor practice in relation to this crucial aspect of public health nursing.

 

Hudson
Job title: Senior Lecturer
Organisation: School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton

Caroline Hudson is a Senior Lecturer, School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton. She co-manages the Centre of Resilience for Social Justice (CRSJ) (https://www.brighton.ac.uk/crsj/index.aspx). Her research and practice interests are in Workforce Resilience including antidotes to stress and burnout in professional practice.

 

Caroline has acted as a consultant to local Trusts on workforce resilience and is an expert on embedding resilience in professional curriculum. She is a Boingboing volunteer, a not-for-profit focused on resilience-based practices – http://www.boingboing.org.uk/. Caroline and colleagues are helping Blackpool and other areas embed resilience-based practices through accreditation of work-related learning. This includes a whole school approach for schools to support children and school staff to develop resilience and practitioner resilience more widely.

 

As well as being a university academic, Caroline is a professional nurse with many years’ experience of working in the NHS. She was an expert advisor to ‘Developing Resilience in practice: A Health Visiting Framework’ (Stephen & Pettit 2015) and has presented her work at international conferences.

Kamil-Thomas
Job title: Programme Lead-SCPHN (HV) Lecturer
Organisation: University of Chester

Zalihe (Zal) is a Children’s Nurse, Health Visitor and Public Health lecturer with a varied skill set in primary care with a particular interest in improving outcomes for children and families, childhood minor illness and primary prevention and health promotion. Research areas of interest are early intervention and health promotion, improving outcomes for children and families, childhood illness, stakeholder engagement and incorporating technology in learning events. Specifically virtual reality in teaching and learning as a means for greater student knowledge attainment and engagement.

Langley PhD, MEng
Job title: Principal Research Fellow, Design Engineer and Knowledge Mobiliser
Organisation: Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University
Twitter: @JoeLangley_

Joe is a Researcher and Design Engineer who has been working in the field of Healthcare innovation for 12 years, encompassing both healthcare technologies and services. Throughout his work, Joe has consistently utilised co-production approaches to his research and innovation to identifying challenges and needs, develop solutions and forwards to implementation. Joe’s research work focuses on how to involve people and the challenges of bringing diverse people together and overcoming knowledge, language and cultural barriers to achieve genuine participation, meaningful collaborations and shared visions. He is interested in the ways that creative methods reduce traditional hierarchies, redistribute power and give people voice and how making real things can make knowledge visible and give people and teams agency.

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.

 

Mc Gregor
Job title: Development Support Officer
Organisation: Centre for Early Child Development
Twitter: @DeeMcGregor2

Dee Mc Gregor is a Development Support Officer for the Centre for Early Child Development (CECD) in Blackpool. Working within the NHS on the Fylde Coast for almost 28 years, she qualified as a General Nurse then Midwife. Dee trained as a Health Visitor, and has practiced for the last 18 years. Much of this time she has been in a specialist role, firstly as a Sure Start Health Visitor within one of the ‘trailblazer ‘sites, then in practice development. Currently, Dee is seconded to the CECD to support the Health Visiting Transformation.

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.

McKnight-Cowan
Job title: Queens Nurse BSc Hons Midwifery, BSc Hons SCPHN RGN, HV
Organisation: Derbyshire Community Healthcare Foundation Trust

Celebrating a 40-year NHS career; Janine was an Enrolled Nurse for 12 years, before converting to become a general nurse, after 18 years she fulfilled her ambition to become a Midwife. Desperate to enjoy a Christmas and New Year off duty she decided to become a Health Visitor in 2000.

Now in her last year of practice she won the RCN Celebrating Nursing Practice Awards 2018. She recently came third in the JHV Education Awards 2018, with her innovative work on Five Guide, which she has also presented at The Midlands Midwifery and Maternity Festival in April 18. Her work has been published in the Nursing Standard May 18 journal. She has invitations to speak at two International Congress events.

Having enjoyed a varied clinical career which has seen her nominated and win the prestigious Nursing Times Team of the Year Award, and the Queens Nurse Title, she feels she ‘has saved the best till last!

Janine has lectured in South America, Venezuela, and Columbia.

In 2010 she published an emotive piece of work:

Stop That Shake– Babies Break!  which saw her invited to Atlanta, USA, to speak at an International Congress on Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Janine describes herself as an ‘Innovative clinician, always keen to test the relationship between policy and patient experience’.

In 2017 she was voted in as a Staff Governor at her employing authority Derbyshire Community Health Services (NHS FT)

She has served as a Unite Staff representative and she has recently been invited to be a leadership mentor by; www.councilofdeans.org.uk/

Moseley
Job title: Lecturer
Organisation: Cardiff University

Michelle has been a qualified nurse since 1994 with experience in a variety of paediatric nursing placements, health visiting and as a lead nurse in safeguarding children. Health visiting practice and the safeguarding of children is her passion. Since completing her MSc in 2012, Michelle has worked in Cardiff University’s School of Healthcare Sciences as lecturer, Programme Manager and Under-graduate education lead. Michelle has recently commenced her PhD study following her passion and continuing her evaluation of safeguarding children supervision as part of an ethnographic study.

Nicholson
Job title: National Lead Nurse: Children, Young People and Families
Organisation: Public Health England
Ochieng
Job title: Professor of integrated health and social care
Organisation: De Montfort University
Twitter: @OchiengBM
Protheroe
Job title: Professor of General Practice
Organisation: Keele University
Twitter: @joprotheroe

Professor Joanne Protheroe has been a practicing General Practitioner for over 18 years and has worked in various research capacities, before joining Keele University as Senior Lecturer in General Practice in 2011. Jo was recently appointed as Professor of General Practice in Keele Medical School where she leads the Academic Primary Care team. She continues to practice as a GP in an inner-city practice, a role which fuels her interest in health literacy and patient participation in their health, especially those in disadvantaged groups. She is a national expert in the field of Health Literacy, regularly invited to present at conferences, a member of Scientific Committees of Health Literacy conferences in US and Europe and sits on Editorial boards of national and international Journals. She is the current Chair of the Health Literacy UK Group and has recently been appointed as Honorary Health Literacy Clinical Advisor to NHS England.

Purse
Job title: Community Nursery Nurse
Organisation: Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

When we experience trauma or acute life stressors it is not unusual for our lives to unravel.

For Sabrina that happened in 2013 when she adopted her son.  She experienced Post Adoption Depression (PADs).  From her own darkest days Sabrina is now shining a light on this widely unfamiliar and underdiagnosed condition.  Sabrina is passionate about raising awareness of PADs and making a difference for future adoptive families.

Sabrina started her NHS career on a Paediatric Ward in 2009. It was only in 2016, when working within the Health Visiting service, that she found a platform to share her story.

Partridge
Job title: Design Researcher
Organisation: Labs4Living
Twitter: @Beccapart

Becca is a Design researcher and PhD candidate. Her research focus is on Design research in healthcare. Rebecca’s work uses creative methods to involve and support healthcare teams to identify challenges, develop services and reflect on current service provision. She is interested in the growing field of study that is design in healthcare and exploring the challenges that might occur when bringing together designers and healthcare professionals. Her PhD research focus on understanding how design practice might support behaviour change in condition management.

Rallings
Job Title: Managing Director
Organisation: KCA Training

Jonathan Rallings began his career with the NSPCC in the late 1990s, working in their policy and professional liaison team.  He began to specialise in Early Years sector from 2002, working in policy and service-based roles across a number of public and voluntary sector organisations including Pre-school Learning Alliance, Daycare Trust and London Councils.

 

In 2012 Jonathan joined Barnardo’s as Assistant Director for Policy and Strategy where he led the charity’s Early Intervention with Family strategy, which has brought the Five to Thrive approach into over 400 Barnardo’s services around the UK.  After a short spell as Head of Policy at Barnardo’s, Jonathan joined KCA Training as Managing Director in January 2018

Rutherford
Job title: Sleep Practitioner
Organisation: The Children's Sleep Charity
Twitter: @HMRuth

Helen Rutherford is a Specialist Sleep Practitioner who has devoted her professional practice to working with children who have additional needs. Her experience now extends into a fourth decade and she is presently employed as a Family Liaison Officer on the staff of a special educational needs school in Worcestershire.

 

She has a breadth of experience including management and leadership roles. These have included time as a Portage service manager (a home visiting educational service for preschool children with special educational needs and disability).

 

She led on the NHS England funded, national award winning project ” Sleep Support for Children with Autism” and on the BBC Children in Need funded “Sleep Support for Children with ADHD”.
Helen also shares her knowledge and experience as a trainer with the nationally renowned ‘Children’s Sleep Charity’.

 

She is an accredited ‘Signalong’ tutor.
Helen has a flexible and adaptable set of skills that can have her sharing her expertise with health, educational and social care professionals in one part of the working week and then devoting her time to parents, carers, children and young people in the other.

 

She is a mother of four free-spirited children, who is looking for answers on how to win the continuous battle against the advances of a garden that is way too large. To relax, she can be found competing in a Dragonboat and on most Saturdays a parkrun starts her weekend off very nicely.

 

All of that once she has put down the essential huge mug of tea, of course.

Sawtell
Job title: Trial Manager and Health Visitor
Organisation: University College London Institute of Education; Virgin Care (Essex)

Mary qualified as a health visitor in 1984 and has practiced in London, Derbyshire, Essex and Africa. She completed an MSc in Medical Sociology in 1996 and then worked as a research health visitor in a university. She has been employed for the last 20 years as a researcher at University College London (UCL), studying topics such as transition to motherhood, teenage pregnancy and domestic violence. Currently she works as a trial manager on an NIHR programme grant for applied research examining equitable access to antenatal care, as a lecturer on under and post-graduate courses at UCL and as a health visitor in West Essex.

Smart
Job title: Chief Information Officer
Organisation: NHS
Twitter: @nhscio

A joint appointment between NHS England and NHS Improvement, he is tasked with providing strategic leadership across the whole of the NHS to ensure that the opportunities that digital technologies offer are fully exploited to improve the experience of patients and carers in their interactions with health and social care; the outcomes for patients; and improved efficiencies in how care is delivered.

 

Prior to taking up this role, Will was Chief Information Officer at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust for six years where he was the board level director responsible for all aspects of the Information Management and Technology agenda and the Trust’s Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO).  During the Royal Free’s acquisition of Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, Will was an executive director of both organisations tasked with leading the creation of a single informatics function prior to the acquisition.  Most recently, as part of the design of the Royal Free Group model (under the NHS England Vanguard programme), he has led the creation of the Trust’s digital strategy to define the capabilities, architecture and service models required to support this new operating model.

 

Will first worked in the NHS in Wales and Northern Ireland during his placement year from university, before taking up an analytics role at St. Mary’s NHS Trust in London on graduation.  In addition to senior roles in the NHS, Will has worked as a management consultant with major assignments focussing on IT strategy, service transformation, major IT service and contract reviews and outsourcing.

Sweeney
Job title: Health Visitor
Organisation: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Twitter: @sweencj

Chris is a Health Visitor who has recently completed his Master of Public Health at the University of Glasgow.

 

Prior to Health Visiting Chris worked in a nursing capacity in Scotland, Ghana, and Nepal. He has a Diploma in Tropical Nursing from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

 

Chris was awarded the Public Health Nurse prize when he graduated as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse in 2013. He has since gained experience as a Health Visitor in Glasgow and in maternal and child health projects with Medecins Sans Frontieres in South Sudan and Sierra Leone.

 

Having returned to the UK to commence full time study, his Masters’ research explored Glasgow parents’ views of the Equal Protection from Assault Bill.

Uwamaliya
Job title: Senior Lecturer & Project Lead – Resources for Professionals caring for Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Organisation: School of Nursing and Allied Health

Philomene is a registered mental health nurse since 2006. She also, have worked on the different programmes aimed to redesign care pathways with a greater focus on prevention, early intervention and reduction of health inequalities. For example, people with complex health problems, and asylum seekers and refugees. She began teaching in 2011 at Liverpool John Moores University in the School of Nursing and Allied Health. She also has experience of working in public health with specific programmes aimed at increasing life expectancy. Her teaching and research interests include pre-registration adult, and mental health nursing, post-registration and post-graduate programmes specifically, public health, health inequalities, and cultural competency in health care. Others include early intervention in psychosis, post-traumatic growth, resilience and well-being, women’s health and young people, mental health of refugees and asylum seekers, recovery, equality and diversity, anti-oppressive practice, stigma, and discrimination.

As a refugee herself, Philomene recognises the challenges professionals face whilst caring for asylum seekers and refugees. Therefore in October 2016, Philomene applied and won the prestigious Mary Seacole Leadership Award to develop the Online Resource Hub for professionals caring for asylum seekers and refugees.

Wheeler
Job title: Design Researcher
Organisaton: Labs4Living

Gemma is a Design Researcher based at Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University, often working in collaboration with Devices for Dignity (a MedTech Co-Operative based in the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield). Much of her work focusses on bringing together patients, healthcare practitioners, industry experts and related academics to explore unmet health needs in a variety of contexts. She is interested in the role of creative activities or tools in facilitating reflection and communication across disciplines, hierarchies and age ranges, both within these workshop events and also in supporting collaborative patient-professional relationships in healthcare services. Her PhD work focussed on exploring and enhancing patient participation in spinal cord injury rehabilitation, engaging patients, families and healthcare staff in the process using both traditional and creative research methods.

White CBE
Job title: Chief Nursing Officer (Wales)/Nurse Director NHS Wales
Organisation: Welsh Government
Twitter: @JWCNO

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.

 

Wiltshire
Job title: Professional Lead for Health visiting
Organisation: Swindon Borough Council

Liz Wiltshire is Professional Lead for Health visiting at Swindon Borough Council. Her professional background was as a psychologist before qualifying as an adult nurse in 2008.  Liz worked as an Emergency Department nurse before becoming a Health Visitor in 2012, wanting to make a difference to children and families lives in preventing accident and injuries.

As professional lead for Health Visiting in Swindon Borough Council Liz has developed an evidenced based record keeping system based on the principles of Making Every Contact Count and children’s lived experiences to promote best practice and child focused outcomes.