Debating the role of clinical academics in shaping change in the NHS

Do non-medical clinical academics add value through leadership to transformational change within the NHS? Register Now

About this event

Date: 14 May 2021
Location: This event will be delivered virtually.
Time: 12:30 - 13:30
Price: Free
Telephone: Please email
Email: events@lsbu.ac.uk
Organiser: Institute of Health & Social Care, LSBU

The Health Education England (HEE)-London Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) post-doctoral bridging scheme group present their first debate in a series exploring contemporary issues in clinical academia. The intention of this debate series is to explore the value, capabilities and capacity of healthcare focused research.

This debate will address the question: Do non-medical clinical academics add value through leadership to transformational change within the NHS?

The motion ‘non-medical clinical academics add substantial value through leadership to transformational change within the NHS’ will be explored through lively debate, with in-depth arguments presented for and against the motion. We invite you to attend the debate and be part of the discussion!

This free virtual event will be of interest to all researchers, clinicians and members of the public.

Our debate panel includes...

For:

  • Dr Jackie McRae, Consultant Speech and Language Therapist, UCLH  and Associate Professor/Director of Research in the Centre for Allied Health, Joint Faculty, Kingston and St George’s University
  • Dr Tim Noblet, Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Trust and Hon. Associate Professor, St George’s University of London

Against:

  • Dr Donna Kennedy, Hand Therapist and Senior Clinical Academic, Occupational Therapy at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust & NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre and Postdoctoral Fellow in the Pain Research Group, Imperial College London.
  • Dr Dominik Havsteen-Franklin, Consultant in Arts Psychotherapies, CNWL NHS Foundation Trust

Chaired by: Dr Jennifer Sutton, Research Occupational Therapist,  King’s College London and Senior Occupational Therapist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

This event will be delivered via Zoom and you will receive the joining instructions the day before the event takes place.

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Biographies

Dr Jennifer Sutton, Research Occupational Therapist. Jennifer is a post-doctoral researcher with the department of Old Age Psychiatry, King’s College London, and Senior Occupational Therapist with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Her research focusses on the mental health care of older adults, dementia care and frailty.

Dr Jackie McRae is a Consultant Speech and Language Therapist at UCLH specialising in complex dysphagia in critical care, and Associate Professor/Director of Research in the Centre for Allied Health (Joint Faculty at Kingston and St George’s University). Her research focusses on the identification and management of dysphagia in acute cervical spinal cord injury patients in the ICU setting. https://www.kingston.ac.uk/staff/profile/dr-jackie-mcrae-1027/

Dr Tim Noblet is a Consultant musculoskeletal physiotherapist at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Trust and Hon. Associate Professor at St George’s University of London. His research focusses on spinal and neuropathic leg pain, advancing practice and non-medical prescribing.

Dr Donna Kennedy is a Hand Therapist and Senior Clinical Academic for Occupational Therapy at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre. Postdoctoral Fellow in the Pain Research Group, Imperial College London. Her research focusses on evaluation and treatment outcome in patients with painful conditions in the hand and upper limb. She has a particular interest in pain associated biomarkers used for patient stratification in clinical trials and the psychometric properties of assessment tools. https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/d.kennedy

Dr Dominik Havsteen-Franklin is a consultant in Arts Psychotherapies at CNWL NHS Foundation Trust where he leads on research and practice development for Arts Psychotherapies in mental health services. He has been PI on several intervention development studies and is currently Co-A for a large NIHR funded trial. His major project at the moment is to lead on the development and implementation of arts-based team recovery workshops for frontline teams severely affected by COVID-19.