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Panel members - Competition 19, Phase 3 Mental Health Inequalities in Children and Young People

Dr Liz Mear (Chair)
Self employed and Non-Executive Director – Health Education England
Dr Liz Mear has about 36 years’ experience in the NHS, local government, academia and working with industry. She was an NHS Chief for about 10 years and held national roles supporting development/deployment of products and services that improve lives. Liz is now a consultant/ coach and supports health/ care businesses to succeed.

Dr Terry Parlett (Deputy Chair)
Commercialisation Director – Cambridge Enterprise Limited
Intellectual Property, Tech-Transfer, Spin-outs and Investments, Business Development, Partnerships, Innovation, Medical Devices, Therapeutics, Vaccines, Software, Data, Healthcare and Life Sciences sectors.

Mr Nick Allen
Industry Procurement Adviser – Health Innovation Manchester
Ex Head of Procurement now Industry Procurement Adviser Health Innovation Manchester.

Professor Prathiba Chitsabesan
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist – Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
National Specialty Advisor – NHS England and NHS Improvement
Prathiba is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist working in a large mental health trust in Greater Manchester. She is a national specialty advisor (Children and Young People’s Mental Health) for NHS England is research active as a Visiting Professor (Manchester Metropolitan University).

Dr Timothy Clarke
Principal Research Clinical Psychologist, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
CYP Mental Health and Implementation of evidence/research in to practice

Dr Des Holden
Medical Director – Kent Surrey Sussex AHSN
Chief of Innovation – Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust
Implementation Lead – NIHR ARC Kent Surrey Sussex
Des has 10 years’ experience as an acute hospital medical director, and has been with KSS AHSN since first licensed and leads implementation research for the Applied Research Collaboration. He is a Board member of SEHTA and an international advisor to Public Intelligence in Southern Denmark.

Dr Ayla Humphrey
Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Children and Young People’s Psychology Lead – Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Affiliated Lecturer – University of Cambridge
Ayla is the lead Child and Adolescent Psychologist for Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust and affiliated lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge.

Dr Bethany Shinkins
Associate Professor – University of Leeds
Bethany leads a multi-disciplinary team who focus on the evaluation of medical tests. She is a statistician by background and now works as a statistician and health economist. She is also Associate Director of the NIHR Leeds In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative.

Dr Rebecca Todd
Investment Director – Longwall Ventures
Medical / healthcare technology – Venture capital.

Ms Luella Trickett
Director, Value & Access – Association of British HealthTech Industries Ltd
Over 25 years in the Life Sciences industry.

Dr Avi Mehra
Associate Partner for Healthcare & Life Sciences at IBM and Co-Founder & Managing Director Doctorpreneurs Ltd
Working at the intersection of clinical, commercial and technology fields in healthcare. Digital Health product design, development, implementation and adoption. Healthcare Technology and Innovation. Clinical Safety in Health IT.

Ms Lesley Soden
Programme Director Innovation – Health Innovation Network
Lesley has over 20 years’ experience in the NHS and the public sector working in senior business & strategy roles in the NHS within mental health and community NHS services and programme management roles within a local authority.

Dr Tracey Vell
Clinical Director – Health Innovation Manchester
Tracey has worked in general practice for 27 years, and is now a executive medical director for primary care for the GM health and Social Care Partnership. Tracey took on the role of medical director for Health Innovation Manchester to spread innovation across health and care settings.

Ms Charlotte Williams
Chief Strategy and Improvement Officer – Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Charlotte is a member of the Trust Board and leads on quality improvement and innovation, planning and system and service redesign, clinical service strategy, system-wide transformation, and strategic intelligence. Charlotte leads the MSE Partners function to support change across the ICS, incorporating health, local authority and the third sectors.

Miss Rosie Forder

Dr Claire Phillips


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