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!

In stage two of judging, shortlisted entrants will present their entries to the judges for deliberation. This is currently scheduled to be in-person in our London offices (as it was pre-pandemic). This second stage is subject to change in accordance to official guidance relating to Covid-19.

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

The judges for 2021 will be announced soon.

Jumoke

Adegbie

professional and clinical educator

Central London Community Healthcare Trust

Darryn

Allcorn

chief nurse

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust

Irene

Anderson

professional lead, adult nursing and associate professor learning & teaching

University of Hertfordshire

Julie

Attenborough

associate dean: director for student recruitment and admissions

City, University of London, School of Health Sciences

Denise

Baker

head of school

University of Derby

Hannah

Barnes

band 5 rotational midwife

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Isaac

Bekoe

military registered nurse

Joint Hospital Group South East

Lisa

Berry

research matron

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Jim

Blair

independent consultant nurse learning disabilities

Self employed

Karen

Bonner

chief nurse

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Peter

Carter

interim chair

North Middlesex University NHS Trust

Peter

Carter

interim chair

North Middlesex University NHS Trust

Hazel

Chapman

postgraduate tutor

University of Chester

Natasha

Chesworth

registered children's nurse

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Zoe

Clark

senior lecturer childrens nursing

Kingston University

Thomas

Currid

director of student engagement, satisfaction and employability

University of Essex

Rachel

Dakin

registered nurse (children)

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Colette

Datt

nurse consultant

Whittington Health

Craig

Davidson

staff nurse

NHS Great Glasgow and Clyde

Alyson

Davies

senior lecturer and field lead - children and young people’s nursing

Swansea University

Cynthia

Davis

senior lecturer in mentorship & practice education

Kingston University & St George's University of London

Jo

Delree

associate professor, head of division: mental health and learning disabilities nursing

London South Bank University

Melissa

Dowdeswell

director of nursing

East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust

Ashley

Duncan

phd student and registered nurse

The University of Nottingham

Caroline

Ellis

senior practice development nurse

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Debbie

Fallon

senior lecturer & chair cyp nurse academics uk

University of Manchester

David

Foster OBE

chairman

Foundation of Nursing Studies

Gary

Francis

associate professor – practice skills & simulation

London South Bank University

Amma

Frimpong

nurse

Essex Partnership University Trust

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

Gail

Goddard

queen’s nurse and qn leader

Hounslow and Richmond Community Heatlhcare NHS Trust

John

Griffiths

lecturer practitioner

Caswell Clinic

Chris

Hart

independent nurse consultant

Reducing Deaths in Custody Project for NHS England

Hilda

Hayo

ceo & chief admiral nurse

Dementia UK

Vanessa

Heaslip

associate professor department of nursing science

Bournemouth University

Debbie

Hughes

lead nurse-integrated nursing team manager

Newport Pagnell Medical Centre

Rose

James

wirral university teaching hospital

Registered Nurse

Marlene

Johnson

head of nursing - renal, haematology, oncology, palliative care

St George's Hospital

Carroll

Johnson- Chapman

district operational manager – health visiting

Birmingham Community Health Care Foundation Trust

Grant

King

lecturer in nursing & lead for learning disability

University of Dundee

Claire

Kinnell

practice learning support manager

University of Derby and Burton

Sarah

Lafbery

head of nursing

Buckingham Healthcare NHS Trust

Jo

Lay

nurse lecturer

University of Leeds and Chair of LIDNAN

Jenny

Leggott

fromer deputy ceo and director for nursing and midwifery

Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust

Lucie

Llewellyn

associate professor (nursing)

Kingston University: St. George's University of London

Maria

Lydzinska

midwife

Gloucestershire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Clare

Manley

community mental health nurse

Penine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Anne

McBrearty

Nurse Consultant

Central London Community Healthcare Trust

Will

McIlhiney

Community Mental Health Nurse

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Deb

McNee

Lecturer - Children and Young People's Nursing

Swansea University

Phoebe

Miles

PHD Researcher

University of Nottingham Ningbo, China

Gary

Mitchell

Lecturer

Queen's University Belfast, School of Nursing and Midwifery

Claire

Nadaf

Senior Lecturer

Bournemouth University

Linda

Nazarko

Consultant Nurse

West London NHS Trust

Stacey

Nelligan

MRI Corporate Matron Quality and Assurance

Manchester University Foundation Trust

Linda

Nelson

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Lauretta

Ofulue

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Ruth

Oshikanlu MBE

Nurse Entrepreneur and CEO

Goal Mind

Stephanie

Paget

Senior Lecturer

Birmingham City University

Candice

Pellett OBE, RN, Queen's Nurse

Project Manager - Nursing

Independent

Dr Sally

Pezaro

Academic Midwife

Coventry University

Diane

Sarkar

Chief Nursing Officer

Mid Essex, Southend an Basildon Hospitals

James

Shears

Team Leader & Specialist Practitioner

Haringey Learning Disability Partnership

Lynn

Shields

Director of Education

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Lynn

Shields

Director of Education

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Lisa

Smith

Principal Lecturer in Pre-Registration Nursing

University of Cumbria

Sue

Smith OBE

Executive Chief Nurse and Deputy Chief Executive Officer

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Sheila

Sobrany

Lecturer in Nursing

Middlesex University

Trevor

Sterling

Partner and Head of Major Trauma

Mary Seacole Trust

Jan

Stevens

Chief Nursing Officer

Wellington Hospital London

Deborah

Sturdy OBE

Director of Health & Wellbeing

Royal Hospital Chelsea

Amelia

Swift

Senior Lecturer (Nursing)

University of Birmingham

Donato

Tallo

Practice Education Facilitator

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Matthew

Townsend

Student Nurse

Swansea University

John-Barry

Waldron

Senior Staff Nurse

St Andrews Healthcare

Vanessa

Waller

Associate Professor

Anglia Ruskin University

David

Waters

Associate Professor & Head of Department

Birmingham City University

Kathy

Whayman

Mental Health Nurse

St Andrews Healthcare

Bill

Whitehead

Clinical Lead

University of Derby

Catherine

Williams

Associate Professor/ Programme Director Pre Registration Nursing

Swansea University

Emma

Winterman

Associate Professor for Adult Nursing

Birmingham City University

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