Head of Education and Training Connected Health Cities
Education Lead, for the Health eResearch Centre and Centre of Health Informatics
Programme Director MSc in Health Data Science
Pathway Lead for NHS Modernising Scientific Careers Scientific Training Programme Clinical Bioinformatics (Health Informatics)
Lead editor Higher Scientific Specialist Training Health Informatics pathway
Programme Lead for Continued Professional Development in Health Informatics including the short 30 credit course 'Informatics for Healthcare Systems'
Programme Lead for Health eResearch Centre Doctoral Training Network
Postgraduate Research Tutor, Institute for Population Health
Member of the NHS Informatics Skills Development Network Strategic Committee
External examiner for MSc in Health Data Science and MSc in Health Informatics at Swansea University
I have 10 years’ experience in education and development with a background in bio –health and public health informatics. I currently lead on the education strategy and programmes across a multi-institutional centre – the Health eResearch Centre - as well as the Centre of Health Informatics at the University of Manchester. In addition, I am one of four who lead the capacity building agenda for the UK-wide Farr Institute. I sit on the Steering Group of the NHS North west Informatics Skills and Development Network.
I have been responsible for training over 3,500 professionals from academia, industry (bio-pharma and technology) and the NHS. I have extensive experience with working with different stakeholders (in particular, the NHS) to deliver innovative, up-to-date and relevant education programmes for different audiences. All of the programmes that have been developed follow skills requirement/gap analysis; business case (or bid) development; pedagogy consideration and full evaluation.
My role(s) at the University of Manchester have focussed on building an environment in which the current workforce can be up-skilled and continually professionally developed as well as nurturing the next generation of scientific professionals required to meet the demands of change in healthcare delivery. In 2014, at the Farr Industry forum comprising bio-pharma and NHS leaders, I spoke about the vision of the ‘hybrid scientist’ and the steps and initiatives required to realise this.
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BSc. Biochemistry University of Durham
MSc. Bioinformatics University of Manchester
PhD. Bioinformatics University of Manchester