Speakers and Programme

More information about the programme for ATBH VIII will be released closer to the event. If you'd like more information, please do get in contact with us via the details on the right.

Confirmed Speakers

Lord Victor Adebowale

CEO, Turning Point

Victor is Chief Executive of Turning Point, a health and social care organisation providing services for people with complex needs, including those affected by substance misuse, mental health issues and those with a learning disability.

Victor has a passionate interest in public service reform and reversing the inverse care law, (those who need public services most tend to get them least).  In pursuit of this, he lectures and speaks widely on the subjects of poverty, social exclusion, equality and human rights, leadership and change management.

He is a Visiting Professor and Chancellor at the University of Lincoln and holds numerous honorary doctorates as well as being a Fellow of the City & Guilds of London Institute, an associate member of the Health Service Management Centre at the University of Birmingham and of Cambridge University Judge Business School, as well as on the Board of Governors for London School of Economics.

Victor is a Non-Executive Director of NHS England, President of the International Association of Philosophy and Psychiatry, and he is the founder and Chair of Collaborate at London South Bank University.

In 2000, Victor was awarded the CBE for services to the New Deal, the unemployed, and homeless young people and in 2001, was appointed a cross bench member of the House of Lords

Broad Theme Topic: Integration in public services

Title: Leadership: the challenge of integration

This presentation builds on a series of exploratory seminars run jointly by Lord Adebowale’s group Collaborate and the Collaborating Center for Values-based Practice at St Catherine’s College on the theme of ‘The Future of Collaboration in Services to the Public’.

Dame Sue Bailey

Sue Bailey is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist focusing on risks presented by and to young people who enter the mental health, social care and youth justice systems nationally and internationally. She is the immediate past-President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and currently Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. As President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists she worked with health and social care professionals, patients and carers to bring about Parity of Esteem between mental and physical health. In her further role as Chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition she co-chairs the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Commission for Values-based CAMHS.

Hugh Barr

Professor, President of CAIPE

Hugh Barr, MPhil, PhD, is President of CAIPE, Emeritus Editor for the Journal of Inter-professional Care, and Emeritus Professor of Inter-professional Education and Honorary Fellow at the University of Westminster currently holding visiting chairs in Australia and  the UK.

He served on the WHO study group on inter-professional education and collaborative practice and was the first convenor for the World Inter-professional Education and Collaborative Practice Coordinating Committee.

East Anglia and Southampton universities awarded him honorary doctorates for his inter-professional work nationally and internationally. His earlier career included posts at local and national level in probation, prison after care, criminology and social work education.

Barbara Brandt

Director, National Center for Inter-professional Practice and Education; Associate Vice President for Education, Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota

As centre director of the United States National Centre for Interprofessional Practice and Education housed at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Brandt is responsible for engaging leaders and experts across the country in this ground-breaking effort to improve health by realigning health professions education with transforming health care delivery. In addition to her responsibilities as centre director, Dr. Brandt serves as associate vice president for education at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Centre.

Broad Theme Topic: Research from the National Centre Interprofessional Practice

Title: The IPE Movement: Using Big Data to Drive Action

In the United States, the National Centre for Interprofessional Practice and Education is charged to provide leadership, scholarship, evidence, coordination and national visibility to advance interprofessional education and practice as a viable and efficient health care delivery model. Dr. Brandt will discuss the National Center’s strategies to lead to transformation of the health care and how a national big data approach is designed to drive action in an “IPE Movement”.

Jim Campbell

Executive Director, Global Health Workforce Alliance; Director of the Health Workforce Department, World Health Organization

Ismail Cassimjee

Vascular Surgeon, South Africa

Dr Ismail Cassimjee is a consultant vascular surgeon who is currently reading for a DPhil in the Nuffield Department of Surgery at the university of Oxford. He completed his undergraduate as well attaining his post graduate General Surgical and Vascular Surgery qualifications at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.  He spent the last 12 years working in the Chris-Hani Baragwanath and the Charlotte-Maxeke Johannesburg academic hospitals. He has considerable experience with managing service delivery as well as training health care professionals in a resource constrained environment.

Broad Theme Topic: Impact on resource poor settings.

Title: Surgery: As good as a vaccine.

Jennifer Chevinsky

Medical Student, Pennsylvania, USA and lead author of Values-Based Practice Instructor’s Manual (‘Who Needs Values’) and associated Logbook.

Broad Theme Topic: I hope to talk about medical education from the eyes of a student. In addition I plan to discuss how educators can collaborate with students on important, high-level products. This talk will relate to the theme of Inter-professional and Values-Based Practice in Person-centered care.

Title: Including Students in Curricular Design: Creating a Values-Based Practice Curriculum for Medical Students.

Chris Lavy

Professor, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, University of Oxford

Chris Lavy is Professor of Orthopaedic and Tropical Surgery and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the University of Oxford. He is on the Council for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has set up two children’s hospitals in Malawi and Zambia and helped establish the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa. He leads two programmes funded by DFID to improve clubfoot training, basic trauma training and orthopaedic surgical training in sub-Saharan Africa. He is a Commissioner for the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, calling for universal access to safe and affordable surgery and anaesthesia care.

Title: The future of personal transport in the UK

Broad Theme Topic: Global Surgery 2030: evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development.

There is a substantial and growing global burden of disease amenable to surgical intervention, yet there are wide disparities in access to safe surgical care worldwide. This talk presents the findings and progress of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, which aims to embed surgery within the global health agenda, catalysing political change and defining scalable solutions for provision of quality surgical and anaesthesia care for all.

Jonas Nordquist

Director Medical Case Centre, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm

Jonas Nordquist, PhD, is the director of the Medical Case Centre at Karolinska Institutet and he is the associate DIO, in charge of the strategic educational development for the residency programs at the Karolinska University Hospital. He received his PhD in political science from Stockholm University in Sweden in 2001 and joined Karolinska Institutet in 2003. He is since 2015 a visiting associate professor at the Medical College, Qatar University.

He has served as a WHO expert in medical education in the areas of curriculum design of international health professional education and sex and reproductive health. Dr. Nordquist is a Harvard-Macy scholar in medical education at Harvard Medical School. He has been involved in projects in more than 40 countries around the world and is the author of three books and several peer-reviewed papers. He is currently involved in a global project on designing learning spaces in higher education for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Dr. Nordquist is an affiliated scholar at the Wilson Centre, University of Toronto. He is also visiting faculty at the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Makerere School of Medicine, Kampala, Uganda; medical educational expert to the University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; visiting professor and external assessor to the Guatemala Medical Academy.

Jonas Nordquist is the co-chair for the International Residency Education Leadership Prize at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Nordquist’s research focuses on educational leadership and on how physical space impacts on learning.

Scott Reeves

Professor in Inter-professional Research, Kingston University & St George's, University of London; Editor in Chief of The Journal of Inter-professional Care.

Scott Reeves is a social scientist who has been undertaking health professions education and health services research for over 20 years. He is Professor in Inter-professional Research at the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education, Kingston University & St George’s, University of London and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Inter-professional Care.He has spent the last few years in the United States, where he was the Founding Director, Centre for Innovation in Inter-professional Education, University of California, San Francisco.  Before this move he spent six years in Canada leading inter-professional research at the University of Toronto. His main interests are focused on developing conceptual, empirical and theoretical knowledge to inform the design and implementation of inter-professional education and practice activities.  He has published numerous peer-reviewed papers, books, chapters, editorials and monographs. Many of his publications have been translated from English into other languages including French, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Norwegian and Russian.

Broad Theme Topic: Developing evidence-based practice and evaluating IPE

Title: Pre-conference IPE Research Workshop:

This workshop will explore a range of methodologies and methods which can be employed to generate empirical evidence for inter-professional education. Through interactive presentation and small group work, the workshop will examine a number of key issues and activities linked to the design, implementation and dissemination of inter-professional education studies.

Julia Samuel, Psychotherapist

Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK

Julia is Counsellor for Paediatrics at St Mary's Paddington, where her role for 22 years involved seeing families who have children or babies who die, and now is training and supporting the staff. She has a private practice where she sees families and individuals on a wide variety of issues. She worked to help establish and launch Child Bereavement UK and as Founder Patron continues to be very active in many aspects of the Charity's work. Julia has been a Primary Tutor at Metanoia Institute for 9 years, training adults on a BA course in counselling and was an Honorary Fellow, Imperial College, 2004-2014. She is a Vice President of BACP.

Broad Theme Topic:How to communicate bad news effectively with compassion, and stay human as a professional.

Title: The power of vulnerability when breaking bad news.

There is nothing more challenging for a professional than when medicine fails, and a child has died. There is no protocol or rule book that can make it better, but how you communicate and work together does make a substantial lifelong impact on the family.  You need to engage with your compassionate self, the part that led you into the helping profession in the first place, your heartfelt humanity. Work can be brutalising so it is important to connect with your own vulnerability to remain available emotionally when listening, communicating and decision making together.

This presentation will explore the needs of families at such a difficult time and how authentic values based interprofessional practice can be so effective. It will also look at how professionals support themselves to have the resilience to be vulnerable, and thereby more open and sensitive.

Dr Jim Campbell

Executive Director, Global Health Workforce Alliance and Director of the Health Workforce Department, World Health Organisation

Dr Campbell is widely recognized as a keen advocate and champion of HRH issues and has worked closely with WHO and GHWA on several occasions. His collaboration includes work on the Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel (2010), WHO policy recommendations on 'Increasing access to health workers in remote and rural areas through improved retention' (2010) and 'A Universal Truth: No Health Without a Workforce' launched at the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health in Recife, Brazil (2013).

Dr Campbell has previously worked as Director of Instituto de Cooperacion Social Integrare which is a not-for-profit research institute working to reduce social inequalities and inequities that affect health, education and prosperity, with a particular emphasis on gender, marginalized populations and those living in poverty.

Dr Campbell was a main contributor to the 2013 report ‘A Universal Truth: No health without a Workforce’ (GHWA and WHO).