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RDF19 Speaker Details

RDF19 Speaker Details

The NHS R&D Forum are delighted to announce the following speakers for RDF19, The 2019 Annual NHS R&D Forum. RDF19 will be held at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton from the 12th-14th May 2019. The Annual NHS R&D Forum is one of the largest gatherings of R&D Directors, Managers, Administrators and related functions in the UK. RDF18 saw over 600 people attend the 2 day conference with 60 speakers, over 60 posters and more than 20 exhibitors

Philip Darbyshire

Philip Darbyshire

Job Title: Director, Philip Darbyshire Consulting Ltd., Adelaide, Australia

Organisation: Philip Darbyshire Consulting Ltd., Adelaide, Australia

Biography: 

With a background of 45 years’ experience in clinical nursing, education, research, leadership and health service development Philip Darbyshire is as passionately keen on creating great nursing and health services for clients, patients and families as he was at the start of his career. Philip moved from Scotland to Adelaide in 1996 to take up Australia’s first ‘Joint Chair’ Research Professor of Nursing position at a Women’s & Children’s Hospital, in a unique 3-way partnership with University of South Australia and Flinders Universities.

For 13 years he led one of Australia’s most successful practice-based research departments at Women’s & Children’s Hospital, described by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards as an “example of excellence in research leadership”. The department’s credo, even then, was that ALL research undertaken would involve children, young people, families and clinicians as active participants — and it was. Research was done WITH parents and children, not ON them: children living with acute and chronic illness, children living in ‘problem gambling families’, homeless children with mental health issues, parents of a child with a disability, children living with life-threatening and life-limiting disorders and more.

After 13 years at Women’s & Children’s Philip took up the late Steve Jobs’ challenge of: “Don’t settle…” During the world’s worst global financial crisis in 2008 he left his secure Professorial position to create an independent research, evaluation, speaking and consulting business to advise and support nurse leaders, health services, NGOs and universities worldwide as they worked out how they were going to adapt to and thrive in our Brave New World. In addition to being an object lesson in radical change, this has given Philip the opportunity to work with some truly go-ahead organisations in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Norway, Sweden and Italy.

The Australian College of Health Service Management called Philip: “the ‘go-to’ person for hospitals and health care organizations who want research and evidence-based practice demystified and moved out of the ‘too-hard basket’ and into the hearts and minds of clinicians who will use it make a real difference”.

Philip’s current consulting work involves creating research and evidence-based cultures, evaluating and reviewing existing organisations and services, and especially, helping organisations “change how they change”.

Philip remains a prolific writer and sought-after speaker. (If you value such metrics, he has an H-index of 32 – 31/1/19 – Google Scholar  ). He is a proud ambassador for the Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare, and is the Patron of ‘Supporting Silk Sisters’ – an amazing, nurse-run charitable trust helping mothers, babies and families in Cambodia http://supportingsilksistersinc.org.
For fun, and in a vain attempt to keep in touch with his lost physique and youth, he enjoys social media, photographing rock bands and donning the lycra to ride his beautiful Bianchi as a ‘weekend warrior cyclist’.

Philip will finally be retiring in September this year. It has been an amazing 45 years and he hopes that his legacy will be a good one.

 

RDF19 Speakers

    • Teresa Allen

      Teresa Allen

    • Brooke Bianco

      Brooke Bianco

    • Catherine Blewett

      Catherine Blewett

    • Dame Fiona Caldicott

      Dame Fiona Caldicott

    • Rachel Churchill

      Rachel Churchill

    • Benita Cooke

      Benita Cooke

    • Lucy Cooper

      Lucy Cooper

    • Liz Coote

      Liz Coote

    • Alex Copello

      Alex Copello

    • Mary Cubitt

      Mary Cubitt

    • Sarah Daniel

      Sarah Daniel

    • Philip Darbyshire

      Philip Darbyshire

    • Sally Doherty

      Sally Doherty

    • Anne-Laure Donskoy

      Anne-Laure Donskoy

    • Carole Fogg

      Carole Fogg

    • Sarah Gregory

      Sarah Gregory

    • Dan Hawcutt

      Dan Hawcutt

    • Deanna Herron

      Deanna Herron

    • Jo Hicks

      Jo Hicks

    • Lindsey Hughes

      Lindsey Hughes

    • Ellen Jenkins

      Ellen Jenkins

    • Angel Jimenez-Aranda

      Angel Jimenez-Aranda

    • Helen Jones

      Helen Jones

    • Indra Joshi

      Indra Joshi

    • Helen Jung

      Helen Jung

    • Gaurika Kapoor

      Gaurika Kapoor

    • Richard Kirk

      Richard Kirk

    • Andrew Lotery

      Andrew Lotery

    • Angie McNamara

      Angie McNamara

    • Angelo Micciche

      Angelo Micciche

    • Jonathan Montgomery

      Jonathan Montgomery

    • Clare Morgan

      Clare Morgan

    • Anthea Mould

      Anthea Mould

    • Farhan Naim

      Farhan Naim

    • Alastair Nicholson

      Alastair Nicholson

    • Sharon Nolan

      Sharon Nolan

    • Caroline Norrie

      Caroline Norrie

    • Roger O’Sullivan

      Roger O’Sullivan

    • Ilene Paglinawan

      Ilene Paglinawan

    • Maria Palmer

      Maria Palmer

    • Janice Paterson

      Janice Paterson

    • Rebecca Pritchard

      Rebecca Pritchard

    • Jess Radcliffe Craggs

      Jess Radcliffe Craggs

    • Helen Riding

      Helen Riding

    • Julie Sanders

      Julie Sanders

    • Rebecca Smith

      Rebecca Smith

    • Phillip Smith

      Phillip Smith

    • Juliet Tizzard

      Juliet Tizzard

    • Shaun Treweek

      Shaun Treweek

    • Fiona Verity

      Fiona Verity

    • Mike Visick

      Mike Visick

    • Deborah Warbrick

      Deborah Warbrick

    • Katie Warner

      Katie Warner

    • Danielle Wilson

      Danielle Wilson

    • Louise Wood

      Louise Wood

    • Richard Wyatt-Haines

      Richard Wyatt-Haines

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