Programme Director MSc in Health Informatics
Capacity Building Lead NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, Manchester
Chair of NIHR Data Science Incubator
I have 15 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 at the national institute HDRUK with a specific interest and alignment to the Better Care Programme.
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.
I have championed the role of health data science/informatics educators and work towards creating a culture of delivering collaborative, mission-led educational programmes - 'team education'.
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BSc. Biochemistry University of Durham
MSc. Bioinformatics University of Manchester
PhD. Bioinformatics University of Manchester
External Examiner for MSc in Health Data Science, University of Exeter30 Sep 2020
Manchester Biomedical Research Centre Capacity Building Lead1 May 2019
Director of Training, Learning and Development, Health Data Research UK1 Aug 2018