Invited Speakers

Confirmed Invited Speakers include the following: 

Didi Akinluyi

After finishing his MEng, Didi spent a brief stint working in hospitals in Central America, before starting Clinical Scientist training at King’s College Hospital. Thiswas a great introduction to some of the possibilities in the field, and ultimately led him to begin work as a Clinical Engineer at Guy’s & St Thomas’. 

He was, however, unable to leave student life behind. Being fortunate enough to work with open-minded scientists, he was able to initiate a part-time PhD working with his Department and Cambridge’s Engineering Design Centre. The research was challenging but worthwhile. It was about modelling ‘Value’ and it involved mapping (technological) interventions to outcomes that matter to patients and health services. 

The next five years involved juggling Clinical Engineering work with research and occasional stints travelling to play Rugby sevens with Nigeria’s National side. Still unable to say no, when retirement from Rugby offered some daylight in his schedule, Didi somehow agreed to join the first cohort of Higher Scientific Specialist Trainees (HSSTs). This actually meant working on two doctorates simultaneously for a period…

Having survived this, he found time to get married and was persuaded to stop signing up for degree courses. Nonetheless in his work and on the HSST programme, Didi is looking into the ways in which we can develop and apply predictive analytic models, to support decision-making.

 

Dr Harriet Boulding

Harriet Boulding is a qualitative researcher at the Policy Institute at King’s College London. She specialises in health systems and policy and has worked on both NHS-based projects and on African health system strengthening. Her current research focuses on procurement practices in the NHS and is funded by The Health Foundation. In addition to health systems research, Harriet conducts cross-cutting public health and social policy analysis for the Department of Health. 

 




Dr Ruth Brotherstone

I have been working as a Clinical Physiologist (Neurophysiology) in NHS Lothian for 34 years. Throughout that time, I have balanced a clinical, an educational and research interest as continually as possible. I perform a wide range of clinical investigation in the supporting diagnosis of epilepsy, nerve entrapment or disease in children and adults. Increasingly, my time is in theatre monitoring spinal and cranial nerve function during surgeries to protect the spinal cord or cranial nerves from damage and provide real time guidance to surgeons. I am the Acting Lead Physiologist in Edinburgh and manage 16 Physiologists over three hospital sites. I am a National Examiner in England and Scotland with two separate educational systems. I have had one research question that I have pursued throughout my career and that is developing reliable seizure detection. I developed a novel algorithm from one of the strands of my PhD and studied possible cardiologic intrinsic factors which may contribute to Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. Edinburgh & Lothian Health Foundation funded the development of two prototype devices for adult and paediatric cohorts. My aim is to develop a reliable seizure detection device to alert family and community responders for timely assistance.


Nick Byrne

I am an HCPC-registered medical physicist working at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, where I also completed my STP training in 2014, specialising in imaging with non-ionising radiation.

Since then, supported by the ambitions of the Medical Physics Department, I have been fortunate to take up two innovative roles, firstly in 3D printing and more recently in image processing. Each of these has built on my experience of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging and in particular its use in the care of patients with congenital heart disease.

During my post supporting the Medical Physics 3D Printing Facility, I also worked on projects in paediatric renal transplant, urological, plastic and orthopaedic surgeries, each exploring the use of patient-specific anatomical models to aid pre-surgical planning.

Based on my experiences of preparing 3D printed models of congenital heart defects, I formed an interest in image segmentation and in 2016 applied for funding to conduct my own research in this area. Since the beginning of 2018 I have been working on a PhD exploring the use of deep learning to segment 3D patient-specific geometries from CMR images. This contributes towards my NIHR doctoral fellowship award.

 

Fiona Carragher
Deputy Chief Scientific Officer for England

Fiona Carragher is the Deputy Chief Scientific Officer for England, supporting the head of profession for the 50,000 healthcare science workforce in the NHS and associated bodies – embracing more than 45 separate scientific specialisms.

A Consultant Clinical Biochemist by background, Fiona has a broad portfolio of policy responsibilities, providing professional leadership and expert clinical advice across the health and care system as well as working with senior leaders within both the NHS England and the wider NHS. Given her background, she has a particular responsibility to provide clinical advice and professional leadership for pathology within NHS England.  

Fiona has significant experience in both public health and treatment & care, having led and worked in multi-professional teams for two decades at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh and Kings College Hospital, London -  with a focus on providing high quality, innovative laboratory services. Most recently she led a number of specialised laboratories for the diagnosis and monitoring of inherited metabolic disease and was Director of Newborn Screening for the South East Thames Region. 

As Scientific Director for NHS London she led a number of broader healthcare science projects including technology adoption and leadership development, and created a proactive scientific and diagnostics network across the capital that supports quality improvement and effective commissioning. 

She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and is a member of multi-professional organisations such as the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine and British Inherited Metabolic Disease Group. 

Dr Anastasia Chalkidou

As a Senior Health Technology Assessor for KiTEC, Anastasia combines her clinical commitments in treating patients with cancer with health technology assessment (HTA) of innovative medical technologies for the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Her special interest is HTA of imaging-based medical technologies and medical devices with new definitions of value, utilising both research and real world data.  She has more than eight years’ experience in systematic evaluation of clinical evidence along with designing and critically appraising clinical research.

Coming from a clinical background specialising in Clinical Oncology with a focus on patients with lung cancer Anastasia finished her medical degree in 2004 and continued to gain an MSc in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in 2008 and a PhD from King’s College London (KCL) in the validation of positron emission tomography (PET) biomarkers in oncology for monitoring response to treatment in 2016. Since 2014, she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Anastasia teaches undergraduate medical students at KCL about decision theory in medicine, HTA and applications of imaging biomarkers in both research and clinical settings. 


Prof John Clarkson

Professor of Engineering Design, University of Cambridge Director, Cambridge Engineering Design Centre

John Clarkson is Professor of Engineering Design and Director of the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre. His research interests are in the general area of engineering design, particularly the development of design methodologies to address specific design issues, for example, process management, change management, healthcare design and inclusive design. He is currently leading a team with the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal College of Physicians and the Academy of Medical Sciences to develop a systems approach to healthcare redesign and improvement. Before returning to Cambridge, John was a group leader at PA Consulting Group’s Technology Division.

John is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Engineering Designers. He holds an honorary doctorate from KU Leuven and is an international member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is currently Chair of the REF2021 Sub-panel for Engineering.



Dr David Compton (UKAS)

David graduated with a BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Portsmouth University in 1993 and then completed a PhD at the University College Londonin Electrical Engineering.  David joined the Forensic Science Services (FSS) in 1997 working in the Research and Development team on a European Forensic Imaging project before establishing a range of digital forensic capability which obtained UKAS accreditation to ISO 17025.  After leaving the FSS, David started as an Assessment Manager at the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) with responsibility for undertaking assessment of organisation involved in testing, inspection and certification activities.  In 2015 David moved into the development section as a Project Manager and has responsibility for developing the UKAS accreditation scheme for Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering (MPACE).



Jim Craig
Programme Director, Procurement Transformation Programme, Department of Health

Jim has spent the last 20 years working on large scale programme delivery across a number of industry sectors including Telecoms, Central Government, Consulting, Infrastructure and Healthcare. He has worked on a number of significant procurement programmes in Central & Local Government as well as Healthcare.

For the last decade Jim has focussed exclusively on the NHS including time working in an acute Trust as the Surgical Divisional Manager. He has also led financial recovery and cost improvement programmes across a number of NHS Trusts. 



Angela Douglas MBE

Angela Douglas, a Consultant Clinical Scientist, has worked in the NHS in Genetics for over 37 years, is the Scientific Director of the Cheshire and Merseyside Genetics Service, at Liverpool Women’s Hospital and is the Clinical Programme Director of the NW Coast Genomic Medicine Centre, delivering the 100,000 Genome Project.  Angela was a member of the working groups (Service Delivery, Innovation and Bioinformatics) of the Human Genomics Strategy Group (HGSG) that provided the evidence and recommendations for the DH Genomics Review in 2012 and the Governments 100,000 Genome Project and continues to work with the group to ensure their recommendations and the Project are delivered. Angela is a member of the GEL Rare Diseases Working group and advises on the development of Protocols for the Project.  Angela is a member of the Department of Health UK Rare Disease Advisory Group and Chairs the RCPath Genetics Scientific Advisory Committee and is the RCPath Scientific Workforce Lead. Angela has a National role to ensure safe and sustainable Healthcare Science Diagnostic Services across England as a Specialist Advisor to NHS E. In 2014 was named in the HSJ as one of the top 50 Inspirational Leaders, in 2015 was awarded Healthcare Scientist of the Year by NHS E and in 2016 was honored in the Queens 90th Birthday honors list as a Member of the Order of the British Empire for Research and Mentoring Students.



Dr Francis Duck MBE

Francis Duck PhD DSc MBE is a retired medical physicist and visiting professor at Bath University. His career focussed on the medical uses of ultrasound. Since retirement he has developed an interest in the history of medical physics, and  has written a number of articles which have appeared in Scope. His book, Physicists and Physicians was published by IPEM in 2013. He is Honorary Secretary of the British Society for the History of Radiology. 





Jo Gander

CaPA Director, Supply Chain Coordination Limited Management Function of NHS Supply Chain

Jo recently joined the Team and has over 30 years healthcare experience.

Jo initially started out as a Registered General Nurse, then in medical devices and pharmaceuticals organisations in a range of roles from sales, marketing, clinical and general management. She has also worked locally and regionally within the NHS as a commissioning group director within a Care Trust and more recently as a senior programme lead within NHS England National Team.



Alys Gilbert

Following completion of a MEng in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, Alys started the Clinical Scientist Training Scheme based in the East Midlands Training Consortium, successfully registering as a Clinical Scientist in 2013.

As a Clinical Engineer at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Alys is involved in many aspects of Clinical Engineering, from procurement evaluations, incident investigations and service developments. This experience helped Alys secure a position in the first cohort of the new Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST) Scheme in 2014 in Clinical Biomedical Engineering.

Alys is currently halfway through the HSST programme, following a break in 2016/17 for Maternity leave. It is hoped research will be carried out as part of this programme to support the development of local rehabilitation services through use of assistive technology and other new device innovations.

Outside of work, the majority of Alys’ time is spent with her family, with her 1 year old daughter making sure she is always kept busy!

 

 

Paul Hamelmann

Paul Hamelmann was born 1988 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. In 2013, he received the M.Sc. Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Twente, The Netherlands. Since October 2014, he is working as a PhD candidate in the Signal Processing Group (BM/d Team) of the Electrical Engineering Department of the Eindhoven University of Technology. In his research he is working, together with the Gynecology department of the Máxima Medical Center (Veldhoven, The Netherlands) and Philips Research (Eindhoven, The Netherlands), on the improvement of fetal heart rate monitoring using Doppler Ultrasound. In particular, new methods are being investigated to improve clinical workflow and to improve the robustness of fetal heart rate measurements. His research interests include biomedical signal processing, Ultrasound technology, modelling, wearables, and data analysis.  



Prof Ben Heijmen

After obtaining MSc and PhD degrees in experimental molecular and laser physics Ben Heijmen started with a residency in medical physics for radiotherapy at the Erasmus MC Cancer Institute. After completion he joined the medical physics staff of the department of Radiation Oncology. Since 2005 he is full professor in Radiation Oncology Physics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

Ben Heijmen has been active in many research areas in physics applied to radiotherapy, including automated treatment plan generation, computer optimization of (non-coplanar) beam angles, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with a Cyberknife robotic treatment unit and a regular linac, image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) and CTV-to-PTV margins, adaptive radiotherapy (ART), proton therapy, and development of procedures and software for enhancement of patient safety, including electronic portal imaging (EPID) based in-vivo dosimetry. He is member of the Physics Committee and the Education Council of ESTRO, Director of the ESTRO course ‘Physics for Modern Radiotherapy’ and the ESTRO ‘Research Masterclass in Radiotherapy Physics’. He is also member of the Editorial Board of “Radiotherapy and Oncology” (Green Journal), and associate editor of Medical Physics. Ben Heijmen is (co-)author of ~200 peer-reviewed papers, with a Web of Science h-index of 45. In 2017 he was awarded the ESTRO Emmanuel van der Schueren award.

 

Dr Saba Hinrichs-Krapels

Saba Hinrichs-Krapels is a Senior Research Fellow at the Policy Institute at King’s College London, and Co-Deputy Director of the King’s Global Health Institute. She is an interdisciplinary applied researcher focusing on improving policy and practice that both affect the public’s health and the delivery of care. One of her major research interests is in how to improve the procurement of healthcare supplies to aid health care delivery. She has led projects focusing on making procurement more efficient, redesign of hospital procurement processes, and a rapid evidence synthesis on procurement and supply chain management lessons for the NHS.

Prior to King’s, she worked at RAND Europe, covering projects on complex evaluations of health and social care organisations, international comparisons of health systems, and global medical travel. With a background in Engineering, she previously worked for the medical device industry, equipment donation and management in low-income countries, and is a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Saba holds a PhD in Engineering Design (Health Systems) from the University of Cambridge, focusing on patient safety and medical device evaluation and purchasing in hospitals.



Prof Stephen Keevil

Stephen Keevil has over 30 years’ experience as a medical physicist in academia and the NHS. After many years specialising in magnetic resonance physics, in 2017 he was appointed Head of Medical Physics at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, where he leads a team of around 130 physicists, engineers and technologists working across the whole range of medical physics and clinical engineering disciplines. He is also Professor of Medical Physics at King’s College London and Director of the King’s Technology Evaluation Centre (KiTEC), a health technology assessment centre which specialises in the generation and evaluation of clinical and economic evidence relating to medical devices and treatments. Among other professional activities, he is a former President of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and currently Chair of the Health Technology Task Group of the International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM).


Dr Ana Lourenco

I received a Master degree in Engineering Science from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, followed by a PhD in Medical Physics at the University College London, UK. For my PhD research project, I developed techniques to improve the accuracy of dose measurements and characterised the water-equivalence of various phantom materials in clinical light-ion beams. This work had important consequences for primary dosimetry using non-water calorimeters, reference and relative dosimetry in plastic water-substitute phantoms and dose verification in complex, anatomic and anthropomorphic phantoms for proton and carbon-ion beams.

Currently, I am a Higher Research Scientist at the UK National Measurement Institute – the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). The focus of my research is the development of measurement and modelling techniques for new and emerging radiotherapy techniques such as proton and carbon-ion therapies. This includes the commissioning and calibration of proton and carbon-ion facilities; development and implementation of a new Code of Practice for reference dosimetry of proton and ion beams; calculation of ionization chamber perturbation factors using Monte Carlo methods; development of tissue-equivalent phantom materials specifically for proton and carbon-ion therapy beams and development of proton dosimetry audits.

 

Dr Hazel McCallum

Hazel McCallum, Ph.D. is a Consultant Clinical Scientist at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care in Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She also holds Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer status with the Northern Institute of Cancer Research, Newcastle University. She obtained her PhD from the University of Aberdeen in 1994 in the biological effects of low-frequency electromagnetic fields. Her first position was in the Diagnostic Radiology Imaging section in South Cleveland Hospital from 1994. In 2003 she joined the Radiotherapy Physics Group in Newcastle upon Tyne as the lead for radiotherapy imaging, both the integration of multi-modality imaging in radiotherapy planning and the introduction of treatment verification imaging. Since moving to a new Centre at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care in 2007, she and her team have introduced MRI imaging into routine radiotherapy treatment planning, using CT-MR fusion. Her research interests focus on developing an MR-only planning pathway, and more recently, the application of PET-MR in an MR-based pathway. She is currently secretary for the IPEM Working Party on the use of MRI in external beam radiotherapy planning, which will issue guidance on implementation of all aspects of MRI in a radiotherapy department.


Robin Mark McDade

Robin Mark McDade has 20+ years experience as a Clinical Technologist in Nuclear Cardiology. He has authored courses on leading stress testing and ECG interpretation that have been delivered in HEIs in the UK.  He is registered with the RCCP as a Physiologist and a Chartered Scientist. Currently he is ALS+ and an ILS instructor.





Mayur Patel 

Mayur Patel is an experienced innovator, project architect and registered Clinical & Chartered Scientist with a strong track record in developing innovative products, technologies and processes in drug delivery and medical device sectors. His skills span across technology scouting, due diligence, market research, commercialisation to design, development, regulatory, quality, human factors and manufacturing. He has worked on projects including establishing technical specifications from unmet clinical needs for the NHS, and the design and development of commercial medical / drug delivery devices. Mayur holds a Masters Degree in Engineering and Physical Science in Medicine from Imperial College London. He lectures King’s College London postgraduate students and trainee clinical scientists on a range of medical device and healthcare management subjects.
 


Dr Kyu Rhee 

Vice President and Chief Health Officer, IBM Corporation

Dr. Rhee serves as Chief Health Officer of IBM, where he has global responsibilities for Watson Health and assuring a Culture of Health at IBM. Prior to joining IBM, Dr. Rhee was Chief Public Health Officer at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. Dr. Rhee also served as Director of the Office of Innovation and Program Coordination at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is the primary federal agency for research. Prior to his federal government service, he worked in community health settings as the Chief Medical Officer of Baltimore Medical System Inc., the largest network of Federally Qualified Health Centers in Maryland. In addition, Dr. Rhee served five years as a National Health Service Corps Scholar and Medical Director at Upper Cardozo Health Center, the largest community health center in Washington, DC.

Dr. Rhee was a Chief Resident and performed his medical residency training in both internal medicine and pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Southern California. Dr. Rhee also holds a master's degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University with a concentration in Health Care Policy. He acquired his Bachelor in Science degree from Yale University in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.

 

Bal Sanghera

PhD at Institute of Cancer Research with Imperial College in medical imaging. Followed by medical physics locum posts and postdocs at Hammersmith Hospital and Imperial College in imaging, robotics and biomechanics.

Currently a PET-CT physicist and Medical Physics Expert in the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre at Mount Vernon Hospital, London.

Typical routine physicist duties with strong research commitments. Supervised MSc and PhD with student currently involved on textural analysis in PET-CT and MRI of the prostate. Collaboration and application of artificial intelligence projects in medical imaging with PhD student.

Previous IPEM trustee and honorary secretary. Presently a Medical Physics Examiner for the Royal College of Radiology and Inaugural Chief Scientific Officer’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate with NHS England.

 


Katy Turff

Katy Turff is Head of Professional Standards at the Engineering Council. As the regulatory body for the UK engineering profession, the Engineering Council holds the registers of Engineering Technicians, Information and Communications Technology Technicians, Incorporated Engineers and Chartered Engineers. The Engineering Council works with employers, educators and professional engineering institutions to set and maintain the competence standards for registration of engineering professionals in the UK. 

As Head of Professional Standards, Katy leads the Engineering Council’s strategic and core business activities relating to standards setting for professional registration and accreditation of education and professional development programmes. She has oversight of international activities supporting the mobility of professional engineers and technicians. She represents the Engineering Council in the International Engineering Alliance, where she holds the position of Deputy Chair of the International Engineering Technologists Agreement. 


 

Mark Worrall

Mark Worrall is an RPA, RWA and diagnostic MPE based at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.  He has a particular interest in the optimisation of paediatric examinations across radiography, fluoroscopy and CT.  The automation of paediatric patient size estimation in radiography is the focus of his part time PhD at the University of Dundee and he is the chair of the IPEM paediatric optimisation working party which aims to undertake a national dose audit of paediatric examinations in radiography, fluoroscopy and CT and produce a report with guidance on the optimisation of paediatric examinations.

  


Jo Gander

CaPA Director, Supply Chain Coordination Limited Management Function of NHS Supply Chain

Jo recently joined the Team and has over 30 years healthcare experience.

Jo initially started out as a Registered General Nurse, then in medical devices and pharmaceuticals organisations in a range of roles from sales, marketing, clinical and general management. She has also worked locally and regionally within the NHS as a commissioning group director within a Care Trust and more recently as a senior programme lead within NHS England National Team.


Alys Gilbert

Following completion of a MEng in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, Alys started the Clinical Scientist Training Scheme based in the East Midlands Training Consortium, successfully registering as a Clinical Scientist in 2013.

As a Clinical Engineer at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Alys is involved in many aspects of Clinical Engineering, from procurement evaluations, incident investigations and service developments. This experience helped Alys secure a position in the first cohort of the new Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST) Scheme in 2014 in Clinical Biomedical Engineering.

Alys is currently halfway through the HSST programme, following a break in 2016/17 for Maternity leave. It is hoped research will be carried out as part of this programme to support the development of local rehabilitation services through use of assistive technology and other new device innovations.

Outside of work, the majority of Alys’ time is spent with her family, with her 1 year old daughter making sure she is always kept busy!


Jo Gander

CaPA Director, Supply Chain Coordination Limited Management Function of NHS Supply Chain

Jo recently joined the Team and has over 30 years healthcare experience.

Jo initially started out as a Registered General Nurse, then in medical devices and pharmaceuticals organisations in a range of roles from sales, marketing, clinical and general management. She has also worked locally and regionally within the NHS as a commissioning group director within a Care Trust and more recently as a senior programme lead within NHS England National Team.


Alys Gilbert

Following completion of a MEng in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, Alys started the Clinical Scientist Training Scheme based in the East Midlands Training Consortium, successfully registering as a Clinical Scientist in 2013.

As a Clinical Engineer at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Alys is involved in many aspects of Clinical Engineering, from procurement evaluations, incident investigations and service developments. This experience helped Alys secure a position in the first cohort of the new Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST) Scheme in 2014 in Clinical Biomedical Engineering.

Alys is currently halfway through the HSST programme, following a break in 2016/17 for Maternity leave. It is hoped research will be carried out as part of this programme to support the development of local rehabilitation services through use of assistive technology and other new device innovations.

Outside of work, the majority of Alys’ time is spent with her family, with her 1 year old daughter making sure she is always kept busy!


Jo Gander

CaPA Director, Supply Chain Coordination Limited Management Function of NHS Supply Chain

Jo recently joined the Team and has over 30 years healthcare experience.

Jo initially started out as a Registered General Nurse, then in medical devices and pharmaceuticals organisations in a range of roles from sales, marketing, clinical and general management. She has also worked locally and regionally within the NHS as a commissioning group director within a Care Trust and more recently as a senior programme lead within NHS England National Team.


Alys Gilbert

Following completion of a MEng in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, Alys started the Clinical Scientist Training Scheme based in the East Midlands Training Consortium, successfully registering as a Clinical Scientist in 2013.

As a Clinical Engineer at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Alys is involved in many aspects of Clinical Engineering, from procurement evaluations, incident investigations and service developments. This experience helped Alys secure a position in the first cohort of the new Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST) Scheme in 2014 in Clinical Biomedical Engineering.

Alys is currently halfway through the HSST programme, following a break in 2016/17 for Maternity leave. It is hoped research will be carried out as part of this programme to support the development of local rehabilitation services through use of assistive technology and other new device innovations.

Outside of work, the majority of Alys’ time is spent with her family, with her 1 year old daughter making sure she is always kept busy!


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