I particularly excel at providing leadership during change management initiatives in the clinical research environment. I assist research organisations to develop long term strategies and improve on their business development capabilities. I also excel at improving business processes by making them more efficient and effective, so that we can deliver on our goals and objectives.
I am a qualified coach/mentor, and have experience helping individuals think creatively to come up with long term solutions to their problems and identify new opportunities that support their goals.
If I'm not advocating for informed decision making and, you can find me spending lots of time volunteering with organisations that look after the welfare of children and young people, reading (history, archeology, materials science) and enjoying the experience that is nature with my daughter.
We are one of eleven Medtech and In vitro diagnostics Co-operatives (MICs) funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to act as a centres of expertise that focus on clinical areas of high morbidity and unmet need for NHS patients. The aims of the NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative are to: To develop new concepts, demonstrate proof of principle and devise research protocols for new medical technologies that are applicable across the NHS. Improve the quality of life and effectiveness of healthcare services for patients undergoing colorectal, hepatobiliary (HPB) and vascular surgery. Work collaboratively with patients and patient groups, charities, industry, clinicians and academics. Surgery plays a central role in the management of many medical conditions. It restores function following trauma and disability, palliates chronic disease, and is central to the treatment of many cancers. Around 4.7 million hospital admissions involve surgical care every year in the NHS, on average one every 7 seconds, and account for 11.2 million hospital bed-days. The number of surgical procedures performed each year has risen by 27% over the past decade; a trend that is set to continue as the population ages. General Surgery, including colorectal, vascular, and HPB, accounts for the highest level of activity (1.3 million procedures/year). The Surgical MedTech Co-operative will build on existing strengths in these areas in order to foster a national and international profile for the NIHR Surgical MIC and our aim is to serve as the first port of call for individuals, innovators, researchers and organisations involved in colorectal, HPB and vascular disease.To be the premier network for surgical technology research
We will hold a patient and public workshop/annual event to identify and update unmet needs We will hold training events for patients and the public to learn about the nature of involvement and how they can contributeWork in progress
We will involve our patients in the development of our PPI strategy and reports. We will ensure that patients and their carers are actively involved in various stages of our projects We will co-create a training/educational package with patients and the public for researchersWork in progress
We will work with our partner charities and other organisations to share information on research, case studies and disseminate research findingsWork in progress