Information Governance

Managing several projects to solve key issues across London concerning information governance: information sharing, data security, obtaining and recording consent, dealing with sensitive patient and staff information, training and development.

I worked closely with different types of organisations providing healthcare including the NHS, local councils and private companies. Working together across these organisational boundaries for the first time, they were able to immediately see the benefits of sharing best practices and encouraging other colleagues to do the same. This was an exciting project to be involved in and clearly demonstrated the merits of collaborative engagement when it comes to solving complex social issues.

Urgent Care in South East London

Working as part of a dynamic team supporting the five main hospitals in south east London – University Hospital Lewisham, Greenwich Hospital, Princess Royal Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas – I coordinated the Director’s On Call Rota to ensure senior management cover at all times, as well as facilitating regular discussions between the hospitals for resource allocation during regional emergencies and other urgent pressures.

North London Stitch Up

A fortnightly knitting group that I set up in January 2014. Links to Cricklewood Residents’ Association and other local groups. We can teach a range of knitting, crochet, and embroidery techniques for all levels of skill, from beginner right up to expert.

Three Wise Magicians

I will be chairing a panel discussion featuring three professional magicians – Laura London, Harry DeCruz and Marc Kerstein – at the Nine Worlds Conference in Heathrow on 10th August.

A Skeptic’s Guide to Spotting Bullsh*t!

At The Summer House Weekend festival, I will be presenting some tried and tested methods for successfully identifying fakery, distortion and downright hogwash in modern media. From dodgy statistics to opinion presented as fact, I’ll be arming you with the basic tools you’ll need to make sure you don’t get fooled again.

The Summer House Weekend Pre-Production

A short but ambitious project – pre-production for The Summer House Weekend festival 14-18th August. In the run-up to the festival, I have been assisting the festival chief with coordinating dancers, artists, therapists, engineers, and crew members to make this the best summer festival yet.

This Is Improbable: The Ig Nobel Awards 2014

Managing This is Improbable: The Ig Nobel Awards 2014 at Conway Hall, London, an evening of Improbable Dramatic Readings from bizarre, genuine research reports. Marc Abrahams compered a series of science communicators:  Stevyn Colgan [QI]; Julie Gould [Nature]; Kate Arkless Gray; Trish Groves [BMJ]; James Harkin [QI]; Polina Harkin [St Luke’s]; Valerie Jamieson [New Scientist];  Alok Jha [The Guardian]; Imran Khan [British Science Association]; Molly Oldfield[QI];  Tim Radford [The Guardian]; and Annette Smith [Association for Science Education].

This was part of a celebration to honour the new book  This Is Improbable Too, as part of National Science & Engineering Week and formed part of 2014’s Ig Nobel Tour of the UK.

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South East London Programme Management Office

Working with six Clinical Commissioning Groups in south east London, I was part of a team of project managers facilitating collaboration at the highest levels of the organisations – chief executives and directors of commissioning – in order for them to cascade clinical strategy management practice throughout their teams.

NHS 111 Service Transition in SE London

In March 2012, the NHS 111 service provider in south east London was being performance managed and was eventually replaced with an alternative service provider. I was part of a team of project staff overseeing the transition, making sure that things went as smoothly as possible for staff as well as patients.