Introducing our Speakers

Biographies will continue to be added as information is confirmed

Professor John Harrison

I am a specialist in occupational medicine with an established track record of practising in healthcare, with a particular interest in the health of doctors. I am now embarking on a new phase of my career as I set out on a new journey to use my experience and leadership experience with the police. I occupy a number of leadership positions and am committed to establishing the discipline of occupational health to promote the health and prosperity of working age people within a global market place.

I am actively working to develop an occupational health workforce that is equiped to take advantage of the changing healthcare and business economies. This will require new ways of thinking and new ways of working. I have a longstanding interest in and commitment to occupational medicine education and intend to its profile, quality and national status to complement other changes in the leadership and quality assurance of training. Strengthening the UK academic base in occupational health will be an essential component of this.

Dr Robert (Bob) Jefferson BSc, MB BS, MRCGP, CMIOSH, FFOM

Bob is a senior and experienced Occupational Physician with a wealth of experience. Before joining International SOS in the summer of 2017, he was Regional Medical Director for Health Management in UK. In his current role he advises companies based in Europe regarding their occupational health needs and provision and spends his time working in Newcastle, London and Europe.

In addition Bob is a recognised expert in toxicology, radiation incidents and CBRN Medicine and has devised both table-top and practical scenario exercises for Department Heath (UK); Ministry of Defence (UK); UK Special Forces; Public Health England and EU.

Prior to this he was the Medical Lead for Europe for IBM advising on occupational health provision and health & safety. Previously, he was chair of the UK Faculty of Occupational Medicine’s Ethics Committee and sat on the Royal College of Physicians Committee on Ethics in Medicine.

Before joining IBM, he was Senior Lecturer in Environmental Medicine and Deputy Director of the Medical Toxicology Centre at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and advised the Health Protection Agency (now Public Health England), UK Ministry of Defence, UK Special Forces and NATO on chemical and radiation incidents. He was a member of the Advisory Group on Military Medicine (AGoMM) in UK.

Bob has published several scientific papers and contributed and edited several textbooks. He is the lead author :“Diagnosis and treatment of polonium poisoning”. He was one of the main contributors to OXFORD DESK REFERENCE: TOXICOLOGY.

He has extensive experience of occupational medicine particularly in the engineering and aerospace industries, environmental medicine, toxicology, radiation and occupational health & safety. Bob was previously Head of Occupational Health for Rolls Royce plc with global responsibility for the civil airlines and nuclear segments of the business. He was Director of Occupational Safety and Health for the Isle of Man Government after successfully setting up a consultant lead occupational health and safety service.

Bob gained a degree in Genetics before studying Medicine. He has also lived and worked in Japan as a research fellow at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Dr Adrian Massey

Adrian graduated from Southampton University in 1997 and specialised full-time in occupational medicine in 2002. He has been Consultant Occupational Physician since 2007 and a Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FFOM) since 2014. During his career, Adrian has been Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to a wide range of organisations spanning the public and private sector including local authorities, government agencies, police forces, insurers, financial institutions, charities, telecoms and media, retailers, brewers, engineering and logistics.

He has helped to steer opinion within the speciality during his time on the Executive committees of the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) and the Association of Local Authority Medical Advisers (ALAMA). Adrian feels strongly that the key challenge for occupational health is to empower managers in self-managing common health problems within the workplace, so that the health budget is targeted more effectively to the rehabilitation of those employees who are in greatest need of professional support.

Dr. Iqbal Mohiuddin

Born, bred and educated in London, Iqbal graduated as a medical doctor from University College London (UCL) Medical School in 1999. He is a well-respected psychiatrist working in the NHS (part-time since 2016) in Luton and Bedfordshire since 2000. He has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist for people of working age (General Adult Psychiatry) since 2008 and has also been successfully treating private patients out of hours since 2007.

Appreciating the mind-body link, he effectively uses talking therapies and medication in combination for the safe and timely recovery of patients. Having also completed training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Human Givens Therapy, he follows a biopsychosocial and holistic approach to treatment and recovery.

As well as having extensive experience in successfully treating mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders, Iqbal also has a special interest in Addictions Psychiatry. He is the visiting Consultant Psychiatrist for Cassiobury Court in Watford, Hertfordshire, a private residential treatment centre specialising in addictions and anxiety treatment, and holistic rehabilitation in the UK.

training And Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) - Bachelor of Neuroscience with Basic Medical Sciences, University College London (UCL), UK, 1995
  • MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, UCL Medical School, UK, 1999
  • Approved by the Secretary of State for Health under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 (England & Wales) since 2004
  • HGDip - Human Givens Therapy Diploma (Distinction), Human Givens College, UK, 2006
  • GHGI - Graduate Member of the Human Givens Institute, UK, 2006
  • DipCBT - Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Distinction), Open College, UK, 2008
  • MRCPsych - Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK, 2009
  • Approved Clinician (AC) status the Mental Health Act 1983 (England & Wales) since 2009
  • Personality Disorder Knowledge & Understanding Framework Awareness Level Certificate, Institute of Mental Health, UK, 2011
  • PGCME - Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, Cardiff University, UK, 2011
  • FHEA - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK, 2011
  • CESR - Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration in General Psychiatry, GMC, UK, 2013
  • Certificate in Clinical Psychopharmacology (Part 1) - BAP, UK, 2017
  • Diagnosis and Assessment & Pharmacological Treatment of Adults with ADHD accreditation courses - UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN), Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, UK, 2017
  • Certificate in the Management of Drug Misuse, Royal College of GPs, UK, 2017

Jonathan Rees

Jonathan Rees is an author, speaker and facilitative trainer specialising in enabling people to thrive and enjoy - rather than just endure - their work.

Since 2010 he's been busy delivering workshops and keynote speeches to build resilience, personal effectivity, leadership capacity and team synergy with a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors including: Avon & Somerset Constabulary, Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, Durham Constabulary, Greater Manchester Police, Kent & Essex Police, Intel, HFMA, EasyJet, EE, O2, Lloyds Banking Group, Standard Life and the University of Bristol where he’s a visiting fellow and lecturer.

Since running a workshop at the 2017 Police Superintendents Association national conference, he's delivered resilience workshops with more than 600 police officers across the UK and Ireland whilst developing the material for his book 'The Resilience Toolkit: Powerful ways to thrive in blue-light services’, which has a foreword written by Chief Superintendent Ian Wylie of Avon & Somerset Constabulary.

Before 2010 he hid behind a mask of extensive experience in international IT. He's also run the London Marathon (in 2:51, once) !

Steve Williams, RN, CEN, CFRN

Steve Williams has over 30 years of experience as an emergency flight nurse, emergency manager and disaster responder. He started his career training as a registered nurse at St Mary’s Hospital in the UK and then worked in Central America before moving to the US in 1989. Starting work in a New York City trauma center, Steve then moved to South Florida working at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Emergency Department. In 1993 Steve took up the position as Director of Emergency Services at Mount Sinai Medical Center on Miami Beach. Steve also served as Chief Flight Nurse for the South Florida Lifeflight helicopter program until 1999 flying over 2,000 hours with critically ill and injured patients on a Sikorsky S76 and also MEDEVAC flights with the US Coast Guard.

Steve has spent the last 17 years running medical operations for Carnival Cruise Lines and then at Royal Caribbean where he supervised a team of 85 physicians and 165 nurses providing medical and emergency care on 40 cruise ships worldwide. Steve led the design team that developed the first electronic medical record for cruise ships, established the first CARE teams in the cruise industry and implemented a whole fresh blood transfusion program at RCCL. Steve’s most recent cruise ship posting was as Deputy Medical Director at MSC Cruises. A graduate of the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Critical Care Air Transport course, Steve has been an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor for over 18 years. Steve also sits on the State of Florida Steering Committee for the State Medical Response System. He serves as Deputy Team Commander for the International Medical Surgical Response Team, part of the US federal government, National Disaster Medical System. In 2006 Steve was asked by the State of Florida to lead development of the Florida Advanced Surgical & Transport Team and currently serves as Team Commander for the FIU-FAST Team.

Steve is currently based in South Florida and serves as Director of Air Medical Operations for REVA Air Ambulance, the largest air ambulance company in the USA.

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