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Lisa is Chief Operating Officer and executive lead for the NUH-Jimma Health Partnership Link with the University Hospital in southern Ethiopia. Lisa also holds the Emergency Planning Officer (EPO) role.
Lisa graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in Geography before joining the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme in 2008, in the East Midlands region. She completed her Masters in Health & Public Leadership from Birmingham’s HSMC in 2011 and has carried out a variety of operational management roles – predominantly in the acute hospital sector.
Lisa is passionate about improving access to quality healthcare globally, having written her dissertation on the NHS’ role in engaging in global health. Lisa has also supported the development of leadership skills in Zambia, Rwanda and Somaliland and undertaken a secondment working with the Tropical Health Education Trust.
Outside of work, Lisa enjoys travel, paddle-boarding, playing netball and occasionally treads the boards on stage.
Emeritus Professor - King’s College London
Raman Bedi was Chief Dental Officer – England from October 2002 to October 2005. He was the founder and director of the Senior Dental Leadership programme from 2007-2021.
In September 2005, he chaired the UK European Union Presidency dental programme. Raman was head of dental public health at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College of London, and Director of the National Centre for Transcultural Oral Health from 1996–2002. From 1998-2008 he was the director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre at the Eastman Dental Institute.
Currently, he is an Emeritus Professor at King’s College London. He holds several international honorary chairs, including an “Extraordinary Professorship” in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa and the University of Pennsylvania.
He is one of the few researchers to be awarded a Doctor of Science by the University of Bristol (2003) for his contribution to dental research and a Doctor of Humane Letters (2010) by AT Still University (Arizona) for his academic contribution to the social sciences. He has published over 250 scientific papers, an h-index of 48 and 6800 citations.
Raman was the founding chair of the World Federation of Public Health Associations’ oral health working group (2012 – 21), raising the importance of oral health issues affecting global public health. He was a WHO consultant and asked to review dental services in Oman. He was President of the British Society for Disability and Oral Health (2002), President of the Education Research Group of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) (2002–2004) and chair of the IADR Regional Development Programme Committee (2002–2004).
Finance Director at Infopro Digital
Claire Hammond is Finance Director at Infopro Digital, a global digital information, research and events business, where she leads an international team of finance, facilities and legal professionals based across three continents.
Claire has over 15 years finance experience within various sectors including private equity, local government and media. She believes in continuous improvement and throughout this time has delivered multiple projects resulting in increased profits, efficiencies and reduced risk.
Claire has previously held roles in Corporate Finance and Business Partnering.
Claire is a Chartered Management Accountant. She holds a degree in Mathematics from The University of Birmingham.
Director – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programmes with Habitat for Humanity.
Allison started out her career as a volunteer in Sudan and the Gambia; she then worked with Christian Aid and Oxfam in Rwanda and Burundi during the post-genocide years from 1995 to 1999. After working regionally with Oxfam she joined CARE USA in 2001. She played a number of roles regionally in East, Central, Southern and West Africa and globally in Rights Based Approaches and Gender Equality. Between 2014 and 2017, Allison took up the role of Program Director with the feminist activist organization Equality Now and as Director of Program Strategy and Gender with Plan International. In September 2017, she re-joined CARE International as Head of Gender Equality and in September 2020, she became Programme Director. Most recently Allison has taken up the role of Director – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programmes with Habitat for Humanity.
Allison is a passionate advocate for social justice and inclusion; she brings to her work a deep commitment for gender equality and to work collectively; she is an expert facilitator with a deep love of people and belief in their potential.
Judith served as Chair of Trustees of THET from 2016-2021. She is a registered adult and children’s nurse with a PGCE in education and a PhD focused on evaluating the effectiveness of benchmarking to share and thus achieve clinical best practice.
Judith has held many senior posts in clinical practice and leadership including 8 years as the Director of Nursing and Workforce at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. She worked at the Department of Health, England providing a nursing focus for policy work on Quality and Patient Participation and Public Involvement and was Pro Vice Chancellor / Executive Dean for Health and Social Care at London South Bank University where she still holds an Honorary Chair.
For five years Judith was a registrant member of the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council and was interim chair for 6 months in 2012, during which time she had the opportunity to review LMIC approaches to professional regulation and patient safety.
Judith has worked with, and chaired, charities supporting LMIC health service development for over 20 years and retired from her position as CEO of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2018 to concentrate on supporting international workforce development.
In 2019 she was awarded the OBE for Services to the Health Service.
UK NHS National Nurse Director for the NHS Genomics Programme and a Global Health Consultant
Marion is currently the UK NHS National Nurse Director for the NHS Genomics Programme and a Global Health Consultant. She is a registered mental health nurse, a registered general nurse and a public health specialist with 40 years experience in health care delivery, health systems development and health professional education. Marion has used these professional and system leadership skills internationally working with Ministries of Health and Universities. In 2018 Marion worked in the Ministry of Health in Zambia to develop a national quality strategy and with WHO and the MoH in Jordan to identify how to implement the WHO Hearts programme. She is currently working with University of Global Health Equity and designing their first MSc in Nursing Leadership. She intends to return to Zambia as soon as is feasible and to be teaching in Rwanda too.
From 2013 – 2020 Marion was an NHS Regional Deputy Director and from 2000-2020 an Academic Associate Dean. Prior to this she was a Public Health Specialist in the UK women’s health and in mental health, and before that worked as a nurse internationally. She loves learning and teaching and so alongside working in health Marion has completed her Doctorate in Health Science, MSc Health Promotion and an MSc in Primary Care Development.
Her passion for health and education has also been harnessed by THET to develop the PULSE platform and to support grant application priorities and design and evaluation. As Trustee of the health and arts Charity Paintings in Hospitals (PIH) Marion has developed arts based well being resources and written extensively on the ways arts may help health and health professional education.
In 2016 Marion set up a Charity Fiona Foundation for Kids which works in collaboration with other global health and social welfare charities to develop volunteer skills and empower mothers. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 Marion returned to clinical work and joined the London Nightingale teaching faculty, since then she has continued to help clinically when needed.
Marion now balances health, leadership and academic / research roles. She is Visiting Professor with University of West London, a Clinical Associate with Primary Care international and researcher and evaluator with Experienced Led Care (ELC). She also has a company and website Quality Education and Research Ltd.
Marion started her nursing career in the 1980s working with young people living with cancer. She continues to be passionate about the life challenges and choices available to young people. She continues this clinical role and volunteers with the Ellen MacArther Cancer Trust as boat mate and medic combining her Yachtmaster level sailing skills and nursing skills and taking young people on life changing residential sailing adventures.
Managing Director - Infopro
David is currently group managing director of Infopro Digital, a leading player in business-to-business information and services for both the private and public sectors. David has extensive experience in the financial services sector and has previously held executive leadership roles at State Street and S&P Global.
David believes in THET’s mission of providing access to quality healthcare through training and development. He was introduced to THET in 2016 and acts as a strategic advisor to the organization.
Frances Day-Stirk is Former President of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), having been re-elected in 2014 for a second and final term. ICM is a non-governmental organisation and the voice of global midwifery. ICM is the voice of over 400,000 midwives in 120 midwifery association member in over 100 countries. She provides leadership of the organisation and together with the members of the ICM board is responsible for the organisations’ governance, development, viability and achieving its mission.
Jamaican-born Frances received her professional midwifery education and qualifications in the United Kingdom having initially trained as a nurse. Her 30 years of midwifery experience spans clinical practice, education, maternity service management and global midwifery.
Her previous European and global roles and experiences include: Vice-chair, European Forum of Nursing and Midwifery Associations and WHO Steering committee; Executive Committee Member, Global Network of Collaborating Centres (WHO); European Midwives Association. She is a current Board Member of the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health (WHO), the Global Health Workforce Alliance (WHO) and THET.
Her professional interests include organisation of maternity services, women’s choice in place of birth, homebirth, promoting normality, and global maternal and newborn health care.
CEO, Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM)
Nick is CEO of the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM), the largest and oldest nationally recognised professional organization of individuals with an interest in health and work. Through its collective voice, SOM advances knowledge, and increases awareness to influence the future of occupational health and the health of people in or returning to work. SOM’s Patrons are Lord Blunkett, Dame Carol Black and Sir Norman Lamb.
Nick was previously a Trustee of THET. He has held senior posts in the NHS, a national hospice charity and Marie Stopes International. He has completed a Windsor Leadership Trust and ACEVO next generation CEO training, has a diploma in management, a degree in Economics and an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a Board member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and Chair of ROSPA’s National Occupational Health and Safety Committee.
International Partnerships Lead, Commonwealth Pharmacists Association
Sarah Cavanagh is International Partnerships Lead for the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association and an Honorary Advisor for THET. Soon after qualifying, she worked in a Kolkata street clinic as a volunteer for 3 months. This inspired a life’s interest in and passion for global health. Sarah has worked in Ghana with Voluntary Services Overseas and Mozambique where she led the successful Ipswich Hospital – Beira THET partnership. She is currently supporting the UK DHSC (Fleming Fund) with the Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship programme. These partnerships include multidisciplinary teams of health workers from 12 UK NHS hospitals and their counterparts in 4 African nations.
Sarah works in the NHS as a pharmacist and is Deputy Director for Medicines Use and Safety with the Specialist Pharmacy Service. She cares deeply about antimicrobial stewardship, patient safety and using behavior change to improve health at home and abroad.
Professor Kambi first trained as a Doctor in Internal Medicine at the University of Dar es Salaam, going on to specialise in Demato-venereology including HIV at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
Professor Kambi has since been the Professor of Internal Medicine at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Tanzania and most recently served as the Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health, Community, Development, Gender, Elderly and Children in Tanzania from September 2015 to April 2020.
RGN BNurse MBA MHS
Julie is an MBA graduate and graduate nurse from the University of Manchester, where she also trained as a Health Visitor. Julie is a global health consultant, co-founder and director at S3 Global. She has worked internationally for the last fifteen years, predominantly as an expert with WHO on the development, implementation and evaluation of global improvement programmes in the field of patient safety, quality and infection prevention and control, with a focus on behaviour change. She is currently supporting WHO’s Water Sanitation and Health (WASH), Antimicrobial Resistance and Quality Teams.
Her technical and leadership expertise was called on to support WHO’s Ebola response and recovery efforts in 2014/15, with a focus on national policy development in Sierra Leone.
She has led on the development of evidence-based WHO Guidelines (Core Components of Infection Prevention and Control Programmes at the National and Acute Health Care Facility Level, 2016) and implementation support packages.
She was previously President of the Infection Prevention Society of the UK and Ireland, Assistant Director at the English National Patient Safety Agency and Director of the award winning national cleanyourhands campaign. Julie has authored a book (Perspectives and Perceptions of IPC – highly commended at the 2016 BMA Medical Book Awards), published widely in the academic literature and is currently writing a follow up book focused on infection prevention and control and the social sciences. She is peer reviewer of a range of academic journals. One of her recent papers on infection prevention and control and universal health coverage and quality was awarded research paper of the year in the Journal of Research in Nursing in 2017. Julie is a trustee at Peoples Uni and a steering group member of Health Information for All (HIFA). She was recently awarded a Masters in Health Science from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
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