Introducing our Speakers
Carrie Beecroft Sinnott
Carrie Beecroft Sinnott is a fully qualified yoga teacher, accredited to both the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance. Comprehensive study and practice of this ancient philosophy has ensured a deep understanding of the body and mind, and the vital energetic connections of such. Her passion is vitality and health and encouraging others to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing- on a physical, mental and spiritual level. Carrie teaches regular group and private classes, workshops and retreats and is currently studying for her post graduate diploma.
Michael Collier, Head of Human Performance at McLaren Applied Technologies has over 15 years of extensive industry experience working in human performance. His previous roles include elite sports, the National Health Service and, most recently, supporting 2009 Formula 1 World Champion and McLaren-Honda driver Jenson Button for almost a decade. Michael completed a Sports and Exercise Science degree from the University of Bath in 2002 and qualified as a Physiotherapist with 1st Class Hons from Kings College London in 2005. Michael Collier transferred across the McLaren family in April 2017, reporting to Chief Medical Officer, Dr Adam Hill, working alongside Rodi Basso, Motorsport Director to increase the companies offering across health, elite sport, wellness and motorsport.
Dr Andy Graham-Cumming MB BS MRCS LRCP DAvMed MRAeS ex-MFOM
Andy graduated from St Mary's Hospital Medical School in 1974. He served in the RAF on a variety of stations at home and abroad and was appointed a consultant in occupational medicine. Apart from providing general medical services he commanded two units, one training aircrew, the other providing medical training and OH and EH services. He was also the last RAF medical officer ever to go first solo in a jet. In his last tour before choosing to take premature retirement he was responsible for tri-service aircrew medical standards and represented the UK within NATO and other international organisations. After leaving the RAF in 2000 he worked for BMI Health Services (and others) before becoming self-employed in 2005. Areas of interest included Police pensions and sudden noise exposure in call centre workers. A particular pleasure was those all-too-rare opportunities to go into factories to talk to people who actually made things. Andy retired from all medical practice in 2013.
Dr Ned Hartfiel
Dr Ned Hartfiel is Director of the Healthy Back Programme Ltd and Research Officer at Bangor University’s Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation. In his recent PhD research at Bangor University, Ned conducted a randomised controlled trial with 150 NHS employees. The results indicated that employees who participated in the eight-week ‘healthy back’ programme reported much less back pain and far fewer sickness absence days over a six month period. The Healthy Back Programme is a yoga-based stretching and strengthening programme which has now been introduced to employees at Conwy County Council, the Merseyside Police and four NHS hospitals.
Tom is a self-employed osteopath who has worked in private clinics - often with NHS contracts - in London, Bristol and Salisbury for the past seven years.
A strong love of sports, particularly snow sports, road cycling, mountain biking, running and kayaking; led him to study a Masters Degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary’s University of London, which he graduated from with honours in 2015.
He has treated elite athletes from the world of cricket, football and underwater hockey; but is mainly driven by encouraging everyday people to exercise more and discover how beneficial this can be.
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 Alex Lyon
Dr Alex Lyon, Cardio-Oncology specialist from the Royal Brompton.
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David A. Mackenzie
David A. Mackenzie, Legal and Internal Audit. David manages the EMEA Employment Law Group, a role he assumed in 2009. He serves as a trustee of the Goldman Sachs UK Retirement Plan and is co-head of the Legal Department People Development Committee. Previously, David was an advisor for Employee Relations in the Human Capital Management Division. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2004 as an executive director and was named managing director in 2011. Prior to joining the firm, David worked as a solicitor at Baker & Mackenzie. Previously, he worked at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, one of the largest US-based law firms. David began practicing employment law at Clyde & Co solicitors, where he worked until 2000. David earned an MA in Law from Cambridge University in 1994.
Dr. Lucy Miller, BM MRCP FRCA
Dr Miller continues to contribute to peer reviewed journals and presents her research at both national and international forums. Her interest in opiate reduction use in the community has continued with education within a primary care setting and the recently published guidance ‘Opioids in the management of persistent non cancer pain’ in the journal ‘Anaesthesia and Intensive Care’. In her leisure time she continues to enjoy the fabulous outdoor activities on offer in North Devon with her husband and three boys. Dr Miller firmly advocates the development of true multidisciplinary teams and improved communication for patients through modern technology. This has led to the development of the private company ‘Vitalise Health’ - a unique approach to pain treatment in North Devon.
Dr Judith Mohring
Dr Judith Mohring gained her medical degree at the universities of Cambridge and London; on graduating she was a university Gold Medal candidate. She completed her higher training at The Maudsley hospital, London. In 2009 Judith took up her first NHS consultant post in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. She managed all new GP referrals as lead psychiatrist to the primary care liaison service. Judith moved to The Priory Group in 2012, first as a rehabilitation psychiatrist in complex care services, and now as lead consultant of the Wellbeing centre at Fenchurch Street, London.
She has experience gained from working within a broad range of specialist services including primary care liaison, general adult psychiatry, women’s mental health, adolescent services, forensic units and clinics specialising in mood disorder, personality difficulties, psychosis and psychiatric rehabilitation. She has worked in both Australia and New Zealand, set up a specialist therapy service in Holloway Prison in 2007, and is dual trained in both general adult and rehabilitation psychiatry. Her special interests include women’s mental health, primary care psychiatry and the psychology of wellbeing and resilience. She has a keen interest in positive psychology, trained as a life coach in 2008 and set up a career coaching service for doctors following this. She enjoys coaching clients in work life balance, stress management, career development and avoiding burn out. She also has experience in cognitive behavioural, cognitive analytic and dialectical behaviour therapy.
Guy Roberts, Consultant Psychiatrist at Priory Healthcare
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Karen Robertson BSc (Hons), PhD, QinetiQ Fellow
Karen is a Principal Scientist at QinetiQ, Farnborough and is the technical lead for studies investigating the sleep and alertness of safety critical workers in both civil (e.g. rail, air) and military (land, air and sea) environments. She has provided advice to aircraft manufacturers, UK and overseas regulators and airline operators on the management of fatigue and has managed various laboratory and field studies investigating the alertness of aircrew in a range of different operations. Data from these studies were used in the development of a computer program, SAFE (System for Aircrew Fatigue Evaluation), which estimates the level of aircrew fatigue associated with duty schedules. Karen provided advice to the CAA of Singapore on pilot work patterns associated with the introduction of the first ultra-long range operations and was a member of the scientific team that provided advice to the European Aviation Space Agency on aircrew duty regulations. She was a member of the QinetiQ team that revised the Fatigue and Risk Index for the UK Health and Safety Executive, which is a tool to assess the fatigue and risk implications of shift patterns. More recently, she has completed a number of reviews of specific military platforms and provided advice on fatigue management and fatigue countermeasures. Other research in the rail industry led to the provision of advice to the UK Rail Safety and Standards Board on shift work and the management of duty hours among freight and maintenance staff. Karen is a member of the British Sleep Society and the European Sleep Research Society and a guest lecturer at King’s College London.
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