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Meet our Judges

Andrew Langford, Chief Executive, British Association for Music Therapy

Rachael Moses, Consultant respiratory physiotherapist, Head of Clinical Leadership Development, NHS Leadership Academy and President of the British Thoracic Society.

Rob Orford, Chief Scientific Adviser for Health, Welsh Government

Katrina Kennedy Associate director, AHPs, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Claire Marshall, Experience of Care Lead, Acute Care, Experience of Care Team, NHS England, NHS Improvement

Professor Suzanne Martin, Professor Occupational Therapy, Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy, Ulster University and Fellow Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Shane Elliott, Housing and Health Lead, Department of Health/Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Daniel Thomas, Managing director, Chroma, music therapist, member, Neurologic Music Therapy Advisory Council

Dr Elaine Cloutman-Green, Consultant Clinical Scientist (Infection Control Doctor), Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Joint Trust Lead Healthcare Scientist, Great Ormond St Hospital

Dominic Harrington, Chief Scientific Officer, Synnovis

Joseph Halstead, Lead Bioinformatician, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Peter Illif, Chair, BAPO

Angharad Williams, Clinical Research Practitioner at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Tracy MacInnes, BDA Policy Officer, Scotland, British Dietetic Association

Suzanne Avington, Deputy Associate Director Allied Health Professional, Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust

Malcolm Robinson, Founder, Harvey’s Gang

Saghar Missaghian-Cully, Managing Director, Northwest London Pathology

Nigel Coles, Chair of Membership Council, IBMS

Grahame Pope, Former head of physiotherapy and rehabilitation, University of Nottingham

Paul Chapman, National AHP Programme Manager, Health Education England

Simon Lovett, Deputy Allied Health Professional Lead, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Bamidele Farinre, Scientific Advisor (Technical Validation and Quality Assurance) for UKHSA.

Basit Adbul, Clinical Programme Lead – Pharmacy Integration, NHS England - London, NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow, NHS England

Joanna Andrew, Network Lead for Blood Sciences, Scarborough, Hull, York Pathology Service and President Elect, IBMS

Samantha Hemingway, Head of Quality and Professions, Solent NHS Trust

Jenny Keane, National Director Hospital Discharge & Rehabilitation, NHS England

Hedley Glencross, Advanced specialist biomedical scientist, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Jo Horne, Consultant healthcare scientist, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

John Stevens, Chair, Academy for Healthcare Science

Keith Ison, Editor, Academy for Healthcare Science

Dr Tony Fisher, NHS Innovation Agency (AHSN North West Coast) and Dept of Physics, University of Liverpool

Ruth Crowder, Chief Allied Health Professions Adviser, Welsh Government

Hannah Reay, Research Nurse, NHS West Midlands

Ruth Thomsen, Scientific Director, NHS England

Deidre Brooking, Workforce Development Lead LCRN North Thames, NIHR

Penny Williams, Research Delivery Manager / Head of Research Workforce Development, NIHR


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