Panel members, Competition 20 Phase 2, Health Inequalities in Maternity Care
Professor Wendy Tindale (Chair)
Director, NIHR Devices for Dignity MIC; Scientific & Innovation Director at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
NHS Clinical Professional & Director of Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering; expertise in Medical Imaging, Medical Devices and Clinical Translation and Adoption.
Dr Avi Mehra (Co-Chair)
Co-Founder & Managing Director at Doctorpreneurs Ltd
Works at the intersection of Clinical, Commercial and Technology Fields in Healthcare Industry Digital Health Healthcare Technology.
Ms Kanar Ahmed
AHP Public Health Clinical Advisor and Senior Programme Manager at NHS Race and Health Observatory Maternal and Neonatal Health Working Group
I am a Registered Dietitian by background and I currently work at a national level across two roles, focusing on AHP public health strategy, addressing health inequalities and building inclusive leadership practice. I am also a Visiting Associate Professor at London South Bank University.
Dr Christy Burden
Associate Professor in Obstetrics at University of Bristol
Obstetrics, maternal medicine and the management of high risk pregnancies.
Dr Ama Frimpong
Head of Product Development at 52 North Health
Multi-award winning cross-discipline engineer with expertise in medical technologies, leading innovative product development across industries. Expertise; product development, quality, PPI, medical device regulation.
Dr Antoniya Georgieva
Associate Professor at University of Oxford
Georgieva is leading a research team to develop novel data-driven fetal monitoring solutions to continuously assess fetal wellbeing at the onset of and during term labour.
Dr Lisa McCann
Senior Lecturer in Digital Health and Care at University of Strathclyde
Digital Health; Qualitative Methods; Mixed Methods; Children, young people, families; Cancer; Complex health care needs; evaluation; implementation; health services research.
Ms Rosie Murphy
Health Inequalities Lead at Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Midwife and researcher with a special interest in perinatal inequality, particularly for women and birthing people from minoritised ethnic backgrounds.
Mr Andy Roberts
Innovation Manager - Life Sciences at Bruntwood SciTech Ltd
Over 22 years’ experience working across pharmaceutical and medical technologies, running accelerator programmes and business support for medtech and biotech companies.
Professor Jane Sandall
Professor of Social Science and Women's Health at King's College London
Quality and safety, service delivery and organisation, maternal and newborn health, systematic reviews, trials of complex interventions, implementation research.
Mr Inderjit Singh
Commercial Programme Manager at Innovation Agency
For the last six years providing advice and support to SMEs for the spread and adoption of innovation within the healthcare sector.
Ms Judith Stewart
Programme Director at South West Academic Health Science Network
Judith Stewart has over 30 years’ experience in supporting innovators, businesses and communities to achieve development and growth. She has extensive public fund management experience and looks for impact when making decisions.
Mrs Sonah Paton
Sonah is a founding director of Black Mothers Matter. Her experiences of the NHS maternity system motivated her to improve experiences for Black birthers.
Ms Josephine Tapper
Josephine is a lay member of the MHRA's Interim Devices Working Group and Expert Advisory Group (AI/apps/software) and provides operational and strategic advice to healthcare providers, academia and industry.