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.  

The judges for 2020 will be announced soon. In the meantime, take a look at our judges from the 2019 awards below: 

Darryn

Allcorn

Chief nurse

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust

Dr Susan

Ashton

Programme manager nursing

Liverpool John Moores University

Joe

Atkinson

-

University of York

Julie

Attenborough

Associate dean: director of undergraduate studies

City, University of London, School of Health Sciences

Charlene

Baillie

Student nurse: adult branch

Swansea University

Denise

Baker

Head of school

University of Derby

Emma

Balfe

Head of integrated education

Central North West London FT

Frances

Baverstock

Practice nurse lead

Wolverton Health Centre

Donna

Bird

Deputy chief nurse

Burton Hospitals FT

Carmel

Blackie

Associate professor, primary health care and community nursing

Kingston University

Julie

Bliss

Senior lecturer, Florence Nightingale faculty of nursing, midwifery & palliative care,

King’s College London

Brian

Boag

Associate dean

University of Salford

Karen

Bonner

Divisional director of nursing/ trustee

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital/ Mary Seacole Trust

Ben

Briggs

Senior clinical advisor- learning disability

NHS Improvement

Kate

Brown

Senior lecturer in clinical skills

University of Sunderland

Rachel

Cabral

Programme lead for registered nurse apprenticeships

Buckinghamshire New University

Christine

Callender

Interim adult community service manager

Hounslow & Richmond Community Health Trust

Nikki

Cannon

Specialist adviser for workforce engagement

Macmillan

Peter

Carter

Former chief executive

Royal College of Nursing

Maggie

Coates

Senior lecturer, department of nursing, midwifery & health

Nortumbria University

Victoria

Cooper

Matron

Sussex Community FT

Joanne

Cooper

Deputy director of nursing

Nottingham University Hospitals

Giselle

Cope

Practice development facilitator

The Foundation of Nursing Studies

Natalie

Corden

Midwife

Dartford and Gravesham Trust

Melaine

Coward

Head of school

University of Surrey

Andy

Cox

Community nurse

Cambridge and Peterborough FT

Mary

Crawford

Academic lead, King’s Nanjing health school collaboration

Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, King’s College London

Thomas

Currid

Programme lead - School of Health and Social Care

University of Essex

Alyson

Davies

Senior lecturer in children and young people’s nursing

Swansea University

Cynthia

Davis

Senior lecturer in mentorship & practice education

Kingston University & St George's University of London

Helen

Davis

Assistant lecturer - children's nursing

Birmingham City University

Joanne

Delree

External engagement lead

London South Bank University

Samantha

Donohue

Senior nurse manager: policy

Health Education England

Carol

Doyle

Head of school - nursing and midwifery

Birmingham City University

Robert

Dudley

Acting head of the three counties school of nursing & midwifery

University of Worcester

Anne

Elliott

Principal lecturer midwifery – retired

Sheffield Hallam University

Liz

Fenton

Deputy chief nurse

Health Education England

David

Foster

Chairman

Lindsay Leg Club Foundation

Gary

Francis

Associate professor – practice skills & simulation

London South Bank University

Fran

Galloway

Lead midwife for education

Anglia Ruskin University

Joanne

Garside

Director of health partnerships

University of Huddersfield

Bob

Gates

Professor of learning disabilities

University of West London and Visiting Professor of Learning Disabilities

Fern

Glenister

Mental health nurse

East London FT

Rhian

Greenslade

WellChild nurse

Wellchild/ Cardiff and Vale UHB

Patricia

Griffin

Associate professor and professional lead for learning disability nursing

Kingston & St George's University of London

Yvonne

Halpin

Associate professor (practice learning)

London South Bank University

Chris

Hart

Independent nurse consultant

NHS England

Vanessa

Heaslip

Principal academic/deputy head of research in the department of nursing & clinical science

Bournemouth University

Kelly

Helen

Hitchcock foundation of nursing studies

Derbyshire Healthcare FT

Mark

Holmes

Assistant director- head of innovation unit

Blenheim CDP

Jacynth

Ivey

Non executive director

Health Education England

Rob

Jackson

Nurse clinician, emergency department

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust

Carroll

Johnson-Chapman

Clinical team leader – health visiting RN, MW, HV

Birmingham Community Health Care FT

Kerry

Jones

Magnet director

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust

Irene

Kennedy

Senior lecturer / programme leader return to practice (nursing & midwifery)

Glasgow Caledonian University

Laura

Kinsey

Senior lecturer

Liverpool John Moores University

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

Norman

Liu

CEO

Wozzad

Samantha

McCormack

Simulation, psychology & performance

Buckinghamshire New University

Gail

Mooney

Associate professor, director of the centre professional and workforce development

Swansea University

Calvin

moorley

Associate professor for nursing research & diversity in care

London South Bank University

Erin

Morehead

Principal lecturer in academic development (life sciences & simulated learning), faculty of health & wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire

Joan

Myers OBE

Associate director for health services & chief nurse

Achieving for Children - Kingston and Richmond

Claire

Nadaf

Senior lecturer

Bournemouth University

Karen

Nagalingam

Senior nurse lecturer

University of Hertfordshire

Joshua

Niderost

Senior policy and public affairs officer

Council of Deans of Health

Ruth

Northway

Professor of learning disability nursing

University of South Wales

Travis

Norton

Student nurse

University of Birmingham

Joanne

Odell

Practice development facilitator

Foundation of Nursing Studies

Ruth

Oshikanlu

Managing director

Goal Mind

Dr Candice

Pellett OBE

Project manager

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity

Professor Mark

Radford

Director of nursing for improvement

NHS Improvement

Alison

Rhodes

Director of health sciences education

University of Surrey

Theresa

Shaw

Chief executive

Foundation of Nursing Studies

Lynn

Shields

Director of education

Great Ormond Street Hospital

David

Sines

Emeritus professor and former pro vice chancellor of the faculty of society and health and HEE advisor

Buckinghamshire New University

Kathryn

Smales

Principal lecturer, lead for service user engagement/HoAD adult

Buckinghamshire New University

Lisa

Smith

Senior lecturer in urgent and emergency care

University of Cumbria

Ruth

Smith

Senior lecturer – nursing

University of Northampton

Ken

Spearpoint

Principal lecturer

University of Hertfordshire

Karen

Spilsbury

Professor of nursing

University of Leeds

Trevor

Sterling

Chair/partner

Mary Seacole Trust/ Moore Blatch

Jan

Stevens

Retired chief nurse , now independent consultant

-

Adam

Street

Registered nurse BSc (Hons) adult nursing

Nottingham University Hospitals

Patricia

Stringfellow

Staff nurse

Great Ormond Street Hospital

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

Tina

Taylor

-

University of South Wales

Professor Ruth

Taylor

PVC (student retention) and dean

Anglia Ruskin University

Laura

Thomas

Midwife

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Giles

Thorpe

Director for clinical quality

Cambridge University Hospitals FT

John

Trevains

Head of mental health and learning disability nursing

NHS England

Patricia

Turnbull

Director of pre-registration nursing

Anglia Ruskin University

Alex

Vjestica

Head of nurse education – student experience

Edgehill University

Julie

Vuolo

Associate dean, learning, teaching and student experience

University of Hertfordshire

David

Waters

Associate professor/ head of department- post qualifying healthcare practice

Birmingham City University

Dickon

Weir-Hughes

Magnet program director

Oxford University Hospitals & OxINMAHR Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research

Dr Bill

Whitehead

Head of department of nursing, radiography and healthcare practice

University of Derby

David

Wilmott

Director of nursing

Cygnet

Karen

Wright

Head of school of nursing

University of Central Lancashire

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