Anne Phillips is a Queens Nurse and a National Teaching Fellow with the Higher Education Academy. After a career in specialist and community diabetes nursing in London and Yorkshire, Anne works with colleagues at Birmingham City University and has established a countrywide and international collaborative curriculum for Health Professionals in Diabetes Care. Anne’s doctorate studies concerned invigorating diabetes health professional education to meet service and client centred needs. Anne has published 102 peer reviewed articles and edited ‘Principles of Diabetes Care" which was published in 2017 in its 2nd edition. She has just edited ‘Diabetes: At a Glance’ to encourage student nurses to enter the specialism of working alongside people with diabetes. She has been an editorial member for the European Medical Journal Diabetes Series and UK
Nurse Entrepreneur & Founder
Queen's Nurse Heather is an entrepreneur, writer, social innovator and health policy influencer. She is a former general practice nurse and director of primary care.
Heather practises a social model of public health, inventing and co-producing solutions with local people. Based on her own severe asthma as a child, her latest innovation is BreathChamps: Where children families and communities learn about breathing in fun ways.
In 2018 Heather won the Sue Pembrey Award for person and community centred care and has also received the Open University Business School Alumnus Award for her 'Outstanding Contribution to Society'.
The granddaughter of a Lancastrian weaver, she believes in cooperation for mutual benefit.
Catherine Ren Lawlor
Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Academic Tutor
South East London Training Hub Director at The Good Practitioner - Education and Training
Ren Lawlor is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Independent Prescriber in London and the south east. She currently works as the academic tutor and advanced practice lead for the South East London Training Hub and is a visiting lecturer for various universities including the University of Greenwich. Ren has a special interest in respiratory disease in primary care and is the vice chair for executive committee, and the chair for the education committee for the Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS-UK). Ren is the founder and director of The Good Practitioner - Education and Training.
Helen has special interest and expertise in vaccination and immunisation and public health nursing. She has had a varied career across general nursing, midwifery, practice nursing, health visiting and specialist health protection including working for Local Authority teams, and at the Royal College of Nursing as the Professional Lead for public health nursing. She currently works independently, as a nurse consultant and trainer in immunisation and at the University of Hertfordshire as senior lecturer. Helen is also the Chair of the Self-Care forum a national charity working across health and wider organisations to further the reach of self-care.
Dr Catherine Heffernan
Director of Health Improvement & SWL Public Health Consultant
SWL ICB & South London Partnership
Dr Catherine Heffernan is currently SWL Public Health Consultant at the Southwest London Integrated Care System and Director of Health Improvement at SWL ICB. She’s also a visiting senior lecturer at King’s College London. She has over 15 years’ experience working on immunisations, including 9 years as Principal Public Health Advisor for Early Years, Immunisations and Vaccination Services at Public Health England and NHS England (London Region). She has also published widely on improving vaccine uptake and coverage.
Dr Jude A Oben
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital
Dr Oben is an Academic Clinician Scientist and Consultant Gastroenterologist-Hepatologist at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London. He studied medicine at Oxford (St John’s College) and Stanford University, USA. He has a PhD in Pharmacology from University College London. His initial post-graduate medical training was at Imperial College London, followed by training in eye surgery before changing to Hepatology. He then completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Hepatology at Johns Hopkins University, USA. He is an Associate Professor in Experimental Hepatology at King's College London. His main research interests are Obesity along with Liver disease in Obesity and type 2 Diabetes.