Judges

Thursday 4 November | Grosvenor House Hotel

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 are listed below.

Jumoke

Adegbie

Professional and clinical educator

Central London Community Healthcare Trust

Darryn

Allcorn

Chief nurse and integrated care system

Devon CCG

Irene

Anderson

Professional lead, adult nursing and associate professor learning & teaching

University of Hertfordshire

Helen

Ashwood

Course director

Staffordshire University

Julie

Attenborough

Associate professor: director of 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

Maurina

Baron

Senior lecturer in midwifery

Middlesex University

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

Peter

Carter

interim chair

North Middlesex University NHS Trust

Peter

Carter

interim chair

North Middlesex University NHS Trust

Peter

Carter OBE

Independent healthcare consultant

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Hazel

Chapman

Postgraduate tutor

University of Chester

Natasha

Chesworth

Registered children's nurse

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Zoe

Clark

Senior lecturer children's nursing

Kingston University

Maggie

Coates

Senior lecturer/programme lead

Northumbria University

Debbie

Cromack

Learning, education and nursing development manager

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

Thomas

Currid

Director of student engagement, satisfaction and employability

University of Essex

Katherine

Curtis

Professor of professional development

St.Georges University of London

Lawrence

Dadzie

Senior lecturer mental health nursing

Middlesex University School of Health

Rachel

Dakin

Registered nurse (children)

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Colette

Datt

Associate director of nursing children & young people

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Craig

Davidson

Public health community staff nurse: asylum health bridging team

Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership

Alyson

Davies

Associate professor for 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

Lecturer- children's nursing

Birmingham City University

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

Carol

Doyle

Head of school, nursing and midwifery

Birmingham City University

Ashley

Duncan

PHD student and registered nurse

The University of Nottingham

Jacky

Edwards

Consultant nurse (burns)

Manchester Univeristy NHS Trust

Caroline

Ellis

Senior practice development nurse

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Debbie

Fallon

Senior lecturer & chair of children's and young people's nurse academics uk

University of Manchester

Liz

Fenton

Deputy chief nurse

Health Education England

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

Head of nursing education, research & practice development

South West London & St. George’s Mental Health Trust

Joanne

Garside

Professor of nursing

University of Huddersfield

Bob

Gates

Professor

University of West London

Caroline

Gibson

Senior lecturer in nursing

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Gail

Goddard

District nurse team manager, Queen’s nurse and qn leader

Hounslow and Richmond Community Heatlhcare NHS Trust

Trish

Griffin

Associate professor and professional lead for learning disabilities nursing

Kingston University: St. George’s University of London

John

Griffiths

Lecturer practitioner

Caswell Clinic

Wendy

Grosvenor

Director of nursing studies

university of Surrey

Carol

Hall

Emeritus professor of nursing education

University of Nottingham

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

Kirsty

Henry

Course director, learning disability nursing

University of East Anglia

Sue

Higham

Principal lecturer

University of Bedfordshire

Debbie

Hughes

Lead nurse-integrated nursing team manager

Newport Pagnell Medical Centre

Rose

James

Registered nurse

Wirral University Teaching Hospital

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

Joanna

Livingstone

Associate lead nurse

NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

Lucie

Llewellyn

Associate professor (nursing)

Kingston University: St. George's University of London

Maria

Lydzinska

Midwife

Gloucestershire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Melanie

Maddison

Lecturer

King’s College London

Kay

Mafuba

Professor of nursing

University of West London

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

Sunita

Morris

Senior lecturer

Manchester Metropolitan University

Sean

Morton

Senior lecturer in nursing

University of Lincoln

Claire

Nadaf

Senior lecturer

Bournemouth University

Linda

Nazarko OBE, FRCN

Consultant nurse

West London NHS Trust

Stacey

Nelligan

MRI Corporate matron quality an assurance

Manchester University Foundation Trust

Linda

Nelson

Associate dean (enterprise and business engagement)

Teeside University

Lauretta

Ofulue

Student health visitor

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Ruth

Oshikanlu MBE

Nurse entrepreneur and CEO

Goal Mind

Stephanie

Paget

Senior lecturer

Birmingham City University

Mike

Paynter

Consultant nurse in urgent care

Somerset Partnership NHS FT

Candice

Pellett OBE, RN, Queen's Nurse

Project manager - nursing

Independent

Dr Sally

Pezaro

Academic midwife

Coventry University

James

Ridley

Senior lecturer (nurse education – learning disability)

Edge Hill University

Karen

Roberts

Group head of health and clinical governance

Lifeways Group

Hayley

Rogers

Senior Lecturer, Children’s Nursing

London South Bank University

Hayley

Rogers

Senior lecturer, children’s nursing

London South Bank University

Diane

Sarkar

Chief nursing officer

Mid Essex, Southend and 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 - Moore Barlow and Chair -Mary Seacole Trust

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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

Erika

Thorne

Senior lecturer – Nursing University of Brighton until July 2021. Practice learning lead - Nursing University of Chichester from July 2021

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Barry

Tolchard

Head of nursing & midwifery & professor

University of Huddersfield

Matthew

Townsend

Student nurse

Swansea University

John-Barry

Waldron

Senior staff nurse

St Andrews Healthcare

Moira

Walker

Academic course leader for nursing associate

University of Gloucestershire

Vanessa

Waller

Associate professor

Anglia Ruskin University

David

Waters

Associate professor & head of department

Birmingham City University

Sue

West

Senior nursing education adviser

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Kathy

Whayman

Senior lecturer, adult nursing

The University of Hertfordshire

Bill

Whitehead

Clinical lead

University of Derby

Jacqueline

Wier

Principle lecturer

Canterbury Christ Church University

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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