Introducing our Speakers

Dr Hazem Gallagher-Alagha

Consultant Physician in Occupational Medicine.  Dr. Hazem Gallaher-Alagha is Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Occupational Medicine at Glasgow University. HAVS in the Shipyards. Full biography to follow...

Dr Lynn Hutton

Assessment of Medical Fitness to Drive - Medical fitness to drive, assessment and decision making process and outcomes of patients undertaking assessments by the (SDAS)

Dr Lynne Hutton, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Astley Ainslie Hospital. After graduating from the University of Glasgow, Dr Hutton continued her medical training in Aberdeen obtaining MRCP and developing an interest in Rehabilitation Medicine. She undertook specialist training in Rehabilitation Medicine in Edinburgh, allowing her to develop more fully her interest in mobility rehabilitation, being appointed as Consultant at Astley Ainslie Hospital in 2004. This role includes being clinical lead to the Scottish Driving Assessment Service, which led to being invited to be part of Driving Mobility Expert Panel, and part of a group working with CIECA to develop European wide standards of Assessment of Medical Fitness to Drive.

Professor Diana Kloss

Professor Diana Kloss MBE is a barrister and former employment tribunal judge. She is the author of a number of texts including Occupational Health Law and Discrimination Law and Occupational Health Practice. She writes a regular legal column in Occupational Health at Work. Diana has been a member of a number of government committees, including the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council. In 2009 she was appointed MBE for services to occupational Health. Diana is an honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine and an honorary life member of the Society of Occupational Medicine. She is an honorary Senior Lecturer at Manchester University, visiting professor at London South Bank University and honorary lecturer at Cardiff University. She is currently the Chair of the UK Council for Work and Health.

Dr Terry J Quinn MD, MRCP, MBChB (hons), BSc MedSci (hons)

Pitfalls in Neuropsychiatric Testing

Terry holds the post of joint Stroke Association and Chief Scientist Office Senior Clinical Lecturer.  Terry has a broad research portfolio, his principal research interests are around trial methodology, functional assessment and neuropsychological consequences of cardiovascular disease.Terry has published extensively on stroke, cognition and test accuracy (2016 H index 27).  He is Principal Investigator for a number of studies and holds the inaugural CSO/Stroke Association priority program grant to research cognitive outcomes following stroke.   Recent notable outputs include co-authoring best practice guidance for test accuracy studies in dementia; creating online training for stroke trials and developing short form assessment scales.

Terry is passionate about evidence based practice and raising standards in clinical research.  He holds editorial board positions with various journals including Stroke (American Stroke Association); Frontiers in Neurology (Frontiers) and PLOS (Public Library of Science). He is coordinating editor for the Cochrane Dementia Group; deputy chair of the Scottish Care-Homes Research Collaboration and member of the NIHR Complex Reviews Support Unit. Previous roles include the guideline writing group for the European Stroke Organisation; Question Writing Group for the Royal College of Physicians and Scientific Committee of the British Association of Stroke Physicians.

Within the University, Terry has a number of teaching and supportive roles.  He is primary supervisor to three PhD students having supervised to completion PhD, MSc and BSc (Med Sci) students.  He is vice chair of the MVLS ethics committee, advisor of studies for undergraduate medical students and part of the Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team.  Terry has worked with colleagues in ICAMS and NHS to introduce new content to the undergraduate curriculum around care of the older adult and inter-professional learning.

Terry combines his research portfolio with active teaching and clinical commitments in the stroke units of the major Glasgow hospitals.
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Dr Paul Reading

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness – The assessment and consequences of excessive daytime sleepiness.

Neurologist at South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust. Full biography to follow...

Dr Chris Stenton

Work-related respiratory disease

Consultant Physician, Qualified Queen’s University Belfast in 1981. Dr Chris Stenton trained in both general and occupational medicine. Consultant chest physician at Newcastle since 1984 with an interest in occupational lung disease. Head of the occupational lung disease unit there 2000-2017. Research interests in occupational asthma, airway responsiveness measurements, inhalation challenge testing, and epidemiology of asthma and COPD. Published over 70 papers, review articles and book chapters. Now semi-retired

Mrs Sarah Jane Walls

Posture, Pilates and General Musculoskeletal Health.  Impact upon the Biopsychosocial model of wellbeing.

Full biography to follow...

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