Judges

Judges

Our prestigious judges feature some of the top figures in the education and healthcare sectors alongside a number of past award winners.

They will assess your work in a rigorous judging process, reading every entry before creating our shortlist. Those shortlisted will then get the chance to pitch to our panel face-to-face to convince them why they should win the award!

The judges dedicate their time and energy to the awards, with many returning to help us every year. We want to say a huge thank you to our judging panel for their hard work.  

Take a look at our 2020 judging panel below

Sharon

Aldridge-Bent

Programme Manager

The Queen's Nursing Institute

Darryn

Allcorn

Chief nurse

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust

Julie

Attenborough

Associate Dean: Director of Undergraduate Studies

City, University of London, School of Health Sciences

Denise

Baker

Head of School

University of Derby

Emma

Balfe

Head of integrated education

Central North West London FT

Hannah

Barnes

Band 5 Rotational Midwife

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Frances

Baverstock

Practice nurse lead

Wolverton Health Centre

Lisa

Berry

Research Matron

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Jim

Blair

Clinical Advisor Learning Disabilities

Queens Nursing Institute

Karen

Bonner

Divisional director of nursing/ trustee

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital/ Mary Seacole Trust

Ben

Briggs

Senior clinical advisor- learning disability

NHS Improvement

Stephanie

Bryan

Lecturer Children and Young People’s Health Team

Birmingham City University

Peter

Carter

Interim Chair

North Middlesex University NHS Trust

Hazel

Chapman

Postgraduate Tutor

University of Chester

Sarah

Connor

Head of Nursing Education and Quality

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Giselle

Cope

Practice development facilitator

The Foundation of Nursing Studies

Thomas

Currid

Programme lead - School of Health and Social Care

University of Essex

Rachel

Dakin

Registered Nurse (Children)

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Colette

Datt

Nurse Consultant

Whittington Health

Craig

Davidson

Undergraduate Honours Registered Nurse

Glasgow Caledonian University

Alyson

Davies

Senior Lecturer and Field Lead- Children and Young People's Nursing

Swansea University

Helen

Davis

Assistant lecturer - children's nursing

Birmingham City University

Helen

Donovan

Professional Lead For Public Health Nursing

RCN

Melissa

Dowdeswell

Director

Nursing East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust

Debbie

Fallon

Senior lecturer & chair CYP Nurse Academics UK

University of Manchester

Liz

Fenton

Deputy chief nurse

Health Education England

David

Foster

Chairman

Foundation of Nursing Studies

Gary

Francis

Associate professor – practice skills & simulation

London South Bank University

Fran

Galloway

Lead midwife for education

Anglia Ruskin University

Catherine

Gamble

Mental Health Professional Lead

RCN

Caroline

Gibson

Senior Lecturer in Nursing

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Rhian

Greenslade

WellChild nurse

Wellchild/ Cardiff and Vale UHB

Derek

Gunning

Practice development Nurse

Matron Buckinghamshire New University

Dorcas

Gwata

Public Health Specialist

Westminster City Council’s Integrated Gangs Unit

Gwen

Hatton

Deputy Divisional Nurse Director – Medicine

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton

Hilda

Hayo

CEO & Chief Admiral Nurse

Demntia UK

Vanessa

Heaslip

Associate Professor Department of Nursing Science

Bournemouth University

Carroll

Johnson-Chapman

Clinical team leader – health visiting RN, MW, HV

Birmingham Community Health Care FT

Gary

Jordan

Staff Nurse

Emergency Department NHS Tayside

Emily

Kavanaugh

Staff Nurse

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Grant

King

Lecturer in Nursing & Lead for Learning Disability

University of Dundee

Sarah

Lafbery

Head of Nursing

Buckingham Healthcare NHS Trust

Jo

Lay

Nurse lecturer

University of Leeds and Chair of LIDNAN

Jenny

Leggott

Former deputy CEO and director for nursing and midwifery

Nottingham University Hospital Trust

Lucie

Llewellyn

Associate Professor (Nursing)

Kingston University: St. George's University of London

Will

McIlhiney

Community Mental Health Nurse

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Phoebe

Miles

PhD Candidate

University of Nottingham Ningbo, China

Gail

Mooney

Associate professor, director of the centre professional and workforce development

Swansea University

Michelle

Moseley

Lecturer

Primary Care and Public Health Nursing Cardiff University

Kudzai

Muganhiri

Adult Nurse

Nottingham University Hospital

Joan

Myers OBE

Associate director for health services & chief nurse

Achieving for Children - Kingston and Richmond

Claire

Nadaf

Senior lecturer

Bournemouth University

Linda

Nazarko

Consultant Nurse

West London NHS Trust

Ruth

Northway

Professor of learning disability nursing

University of South Wales

Ruth

Oshikanlu

Managing Director

Goal Mind

Dr Candice

Pellett OBE

Project manager

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity

Dr Sally

Pezaro

Academic Midwife

Coventry University

Lottie

Philips-Girling

Head of Policy

Florence Nightingale Foundation

Lee

Pockett

Nurse Associate

Milton Keynes University Hospital FT

Professor Mark

Radford

Director of nursing for improvement

NHS Improvement

Diane

Sarkar

Chief Nursing Officer Mid Essex

Southend an Basildon Hospitals

James

Shears

Team Leader & Specialist Practitioner

Haringey Learning Disability Partnership

Lisa

Smith

Senior lecturer in urgent and emergency care

University of Cumbria

Ruth

Smith

Senior Lecturer- Nursing

University of Northampton

Sue

Smith

OBE Executive chief nurse and Deputy Chief Executive Officer

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Trevor

Sterling

Chair/partner

Mary Seacole Trust/ Moore Blatch

Jan

Stevens

Chief Nursing Officer

Wellington Hospital London

Tracy

Steveson

Head of CLCH Academy

Central London Community Healthcare Trust

Professor Deborah

Sturdy OBE

Director health & well - being

Royal Hospital Chelsea

Amelia

Swift

Senior lecturer (nursing)

University of Birmingham

Donato

Tallo

Practice education facilitator | registered nurse

Imperial College Healthcare Trust

Vanessa

Waller

Principal Lecturer

Anglia Ruskin University

David

Waters

Associate Professor & Head of Department

Birmingham City University

Bill

Whitehead

Deputy Dean of College of Health and Social Care

University of Derby

Catherine

Williams

Associate Professor/ Programme Director

Pre Registration Nursing Swansea University

Emma

Winterman

Associate Professor for Adult Nursing

Birmingham City University

Kate

Young

Staff Nurse

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

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