Speaker Group: Conference 2024

Cristina Ramirez

  Cristina is an Associate at 4D Studio Architects and has extensive experience of healthcare projects from feasibility/concept design, through planning and tender negotiations into construction and practical completion. She has established a working relationship with the Chelsea and Westminster NHS trust over 8 years delivering many projects, including the following:  The Elizabeth Suite/ Early… Read more »

David Gardner

David is an award winning Design Director with a wealth of experience gained working in several key sectors over the last 25 years, including involvement in a number of challenging large scale newbuild projects for The Scottish Prison Service. His expertise and approach to design, working with Clients at early concept stage design and planning… Read more »

Mark Nugent

Mark has 22 years’ experience in healthcare design and has delivered a wide range of schemes, including acute, mental health and community projects. He is an experienced architect and masterplanner, with a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare sector, with previous experience working within an NHS Trust. He has delivered a number of key projects, including… Read more »

Joanna Carr

I have over 40 years’ nursing experience from Paediatric Oncology, Community Health Visiting and School Nursing, Complex discharge, Safeguarding children, and Operational Manager for CAMHS. In my current role I am one of the Clinical Lead Nurses on the Cambridge Childrens Hospital Project.  This is a vast undertaking for everyone in the project to build… Read more »

Ed Dwight

Ed joined Kier 20 years ago as a Site Engineer working on building projects and is currently the Senior Project Manager for Kier on the RIS:ES scheme in Bexhill-on-Sea, where his responsibilities include pre-contract and contract delivery of all the works. Ed is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Member of the Chartered Institute of Builders… Read more »

Richard Barton

Richard is an Assurance Board member for the Redesign of Inpatient Services East Sussex. In addition to his lived experience, he also brings public sector life experience to the build of a state-of-the-art inpatient hospital in Bexhill, East Sussex. He is a Mentor for the Sussex Trust, helping new Experts by Experience get ‘on board’… Read more »

Paula Kirkland

Paula joined the Trust in 2019 with the remit to address identified issues with the quality of the Trust’s adult inpatient facilities in East Sussex. She led, initially, on the development of the co-produced solutions to these issues, associated Public Consultation and the development of the funding and Business Case. Alongside this she has led… Read more »

Associate Prof. Rachel Baynton

Rachel Baynton is Associate Professor, artist, producer and academic working in cross-artform contexts. Her work focusses on collaboration, co-creation, and contemporary cultural production. Rachel is a professional writer, director and producer of collaborative and participatory arts projects with national and international reach. She has worked with diverse public groups around the UK and internationally.

Michael Leahy

Michael Leahy is an artist and researcher in psychology. He is working on an NIHR funded project examining the efficacy of digital gamification programme designed to enhance wellbeing in children.

Dr Sepideh Olausson

Senior lecturer in Critical Care at Sahlgrenska Academy. Researcher in a project relating to the physical environment in special residential homes for young persons. Olausson’s focus in her research has been on the meaning of space and place in forensic psychiatric hospitals, youth homes and Intensive Care Units.