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Mary Archer is Chairman of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She is also convenor of the UK University Hospitals Chairs Group and a trustee of the UK Stem Cell Foundation. She is deputy chairman of ACT (Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust) and her other CUH-related commitments include membership of the Cambridge Bioresource Oversight Committee, the Executive Board of the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility and the Cambridge Cancer Centre Steering Committee.
She taught chemistry in the University of Cambridge for ten years before developing a wider portfolio of interests. Her scientific research interests lie in the field of solar energy utilisation, on which she has published three books. She chaired the National Energy Foundation for ten years, and is now its President. She is also President of the UK Solar Energy Society and the Guild of Church Musicians, a non-executive director of the Britten Sinfonia and a director of the career development organisation CRAC. She is a Companion of the Energy Institute, and was awarded the Institute’s Melchett Medal in 2002, and the Eva Philbin award of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland in 2007.
Ian Berle MA (Bioethics); MA res (Law); PGDip; MIMI; RMIP is the former Head of Medical Illustration, Barts and the London NHS Trust (1982 – 2008). Now specialising in the ethics and practice of Clinical Photography with several published articles in the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine and the Journal of Medical Ethics. He has recently collaborated with Dr. P. Brennan on The ethical and medical aspect of photo documenting genital injury in Current Practice in Forensic Medicine, Wiley-Blackwell (2011).
After work experience at the North Middlesex Hospital David had every intention of starting a career in Medical photography, however he was offered a job with the Ministry of Defence and ended up staying for 22 years. The last 10 years were spent ‘on the road’ as a PR/corporate photographer working in the in the UK and abroad. He subsequently joined the Medical Illustration department at the UCL Medical School (Royal Free Campus) in 2002 where he is now the photography supervisor.
The department provides a comprehensive service to UCL Medical School, the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust and numerous external clients. David works with numerous project groups and teams with the responsibility of identifying and organising the various resources required in order to fulfil the customers brief.
The hospital environment provides some really amazing and challenging opportunities to produce striking PR and Corporate images and many of these are used to illustrate news articles, Trust publications, journals and magazines.
I have been working in Medical Illustration since 1980 qualifying in 1982 (work that out!) and I have been an IMI member even longer.
I trained in Birmingham at Dudley Road Hospital (now renamed Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust), before moving toSellyOakHospitalin 1987. From there I was posted to the Birmingham Accident Hospital which was closed down and moved to the General Hospital, which then became the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, and so onto the Queen Elizabeth Hospital which merged with Selly Oak (both are now closing). At this point I should be getting very worried but fortunately we have now all moved into one of the largest and most innovative new hospitals inEurope, which hopefully will be around for quite a few years to come!
I manage a department (with a job share), which is constantly reinventing and developing itself to accommodate the new technologies and demands of the new NHS. The service is far removed from the days of a few patients and black and white line slides. As well as integrating new media such as image databases, podcasting, multimedia, social networking, 3D imaging etc, my role is also about strategic planning, financial forecasts, cost pressures, income generation, branding and new markets, a very different job description for the current day Medical Illustration manager.
I have been a member of IMI Council and still manage the role of IMI careers advisor, as well as being the secretary of the Education Committee. I support the importance of good training and education for all Illustrators, and therefore support students and members through the IMI Scholarship Scheme and the CPD audits.
Simon trained as a medical photographer and worked in the NHS and Higher Education for over 30 years. He is a Fellow of IMI, the BIPP and the BCA. He started his own business five years ago specialising in medico-legal photography and video, consultancy and training: www.medicalphotography.co.uk
I have worked in Medical Illustration for over 20 years, originally training inSheffieldwhere I worked for 10 years before moving south to Head up the Department at Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
As a manager of a small department I have had to learn skills across all aspects of medical illustration, often being an operative as well as the managerial lead. I like to keep involved where possible but enjoy working out the long term strategies that hopefully keeps the department and myself one step ahead of the game.
Helen Carruthers studied Technical and Scientific Illustration at the Blackpool and the Fylde College of Art (1986-1989) and then began working at the University Hospital of South Manchester (UHSM) in 1989 as a medical artist where she remains to date. Whilst in post Helen was given the opportunity to study for a further five years (1992-1997) in order to attain the Post-graduate Diploma in Medical Art from the Medical Artists’ Association under the tutelage of Mr Richard Neave. Between 2004 and 2008, she undertook a part-time PhD in Medical Art at the University of Manchester working in collaboration with Professor Peter Whorwell investigating the role of colour and imagery in relation to response to hypnotherapy treatment in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. This research has lead to a number of publicationsas well as being reported in various national and international newspapers. These achievements were recently acknowledged by the UHSM when she was awarded ‘Researcher of the Year 2011’. Her research is ongoing and currently she is collaborating with the University of Hong Kong on a colour project and Danone Research (Paris) who are using her images to better understand digestive disorders.
Visual artist Sue Ridge is an artist, Senior Lecturer at Chelsea College of Art & Design and a member of London Arts & Health Forum Executive Committee. In 2010, poet, writer and film maker John Davies won the Holly Harrington-Lux Award at HeSCA 2010 and, with Cambridge University Hosp[itals' Media Studio, the IMI Platinum (best of show) Award. In 2008 his work won HeSCA's Elmer Friman Best of Show Award. Sue and John have worked together on a number of major bio-arts projects at hospitals in the UK.
Colin has always been at the forefront of technology and innovation, growing up with the very first in personal computers, then state-of-the-art machines, complete with floppy disk, no hard drive and a staggering 4Kbyte of RAM.
During the 80's and 90's, he worked as a design engineer inCambridge, the hotbed of technology and innovation, and indeed worked in the team that developed the BBC Micro, made by Acorn Computers. In aCambridgedesign partnership, his specialities were video, image processing, computer control systems, robotics and artificial intelligence.
After a 4 year spell at JVC where he advised on the development of high resolution cameras for imaging and scientific purposes, he joined, and in 1999 bought, Quadrant Visual Solutions Limited, an AV company providing professional audio and video equipment. In 2002, he then founded OR Networks Limited, to specifically provide audio-visual and communication solutions to the healthcare market, a company that rapidly grew to be a leading provider in theUKwith many projects around the world.
In 2011, OR Networks was acquired by Karl Storz Endoscopy UK Limited and Colin now works with them as Director of OR1.
I have been in profession for past 32 years. Career commenced as trainee medical photographer in Ipswich then progressed to Moorfields in London to specialise in Ophthalmic work, then moved to Hammersmith Hosp in a Senior role in Diabetic Retinopathy unit. Having yearned once again for general medical photography moved across London to Gt Ormond Street where I worked as senior medical photographer in a small single handed dept at the Queen Elizabeth Children’s Hospital. From there moved to Norwich as manager of dept in 1996 where I have resided for the past fifteen years.
During this period I have served in various capacities with IMI including council, regional rep role, Scientific Programme Co-ordinator, BSc tutor and BSc student mentor role.
Catherine Draycott has been Head of Wellcome Images since 1992. She has also been a Director of the British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies since 1997 and was it's Chairman from 2000 to 2007 when she was given the BAPLA Award for outstanding contribution to the picture library industry. She is responsible for the management and development of Wellcome Images’ collection which spans the history of medicine and civilisation from antiquity to the present day with over 180,000 images available online at http://images.wellcome.ac.uk . Since starting at Wellcome, she has overseen the acquisition and development of a collection of 45,000 contemporary images combining clinical medicine and disease with biomedical science. She set up the Wellcome Image Awards in 1995 which has now, through widespread international coverage, raised the profile of contemporary biomedical images and the people who create them. In 2009 she was awarded the Royal Photographic Society Combined Royal Colleges Medal for her contribution to photography in the service of medicine and surgery. Wellcome Images is a supporting member of the Institute of Medical Illustrators and hosts the judging of its annual IMI Awards, presenting the Wellcome Clinical Photography Award each year.
Joe Dunlop has been a medical photographer for some 25 years having qualified inCardiffin 1984. She has seen many advances in the field and different training courses come and go. Working inCardiffand being involved in training future medical photographers she decided to embark on the MSc programme and qualified in 2003. She also undertook a PGCE, qualified in 2007 and achieved Qualified Teacher Learner and Skills status in 2010. Joe moved to work inGloucestershireRoyalHospitalin 2007 and since then has been involved with developing aspects of the department such as education and a timetabling structure to facilitate better time-management. She is particularly interested in streamlining and enhancing the patient’s and wider family’s holistic experience, particularly for those bereaved or with communication difficulties.
Joe has spoken at several conferences as well as being on the last two conference teams.
I have been working in the Photographic industry for almost 30 years originally training as a Medical Photographer back in the mid 80's at theRoyalLondonHospital. Whilst there I gained a HND in Photography and design at Richmond upon Thames College, more recently I completed a degree in Electronic Imaging at North East Surrey College of Technology, being one of the first students to complete a course in digital photography in the country. After qualifying as a Medical Photographer I went on and worked in the Cultural Heritage sector, first joining the British Library working mainly as a press and PR photographer in the press office then onto Christies Auctioneers shooting stock for their many catalogues.
For the past 20 years I have been working at the Wellcome Trust were I head up a team of Photographers and Imaging staff working on both large scale digitisation projects for the Library and Corporate Photography for the Trust more widely. I have chaired and formed many IT related groups within the Trust including championing an Apple Mac Strategy group for the many users of Apple Mac users within the Trust in addition to sitting on various procurement boards related to IT.
I am employed by University College London and have worked at Great Ormond StreetHospital for nearly 24 years. I have a degree in Photographic Sciences and Technology from the Polytechnic of Central London (now University of Westminster).
On completion of my degree I went to the School of Media Photography at the University Hospital of Wales inCardiff, where I trained and worked and taught part time at the School for 3.5 years. I then moved to the Middlesex Hospital in London, where I worked for 5.5 years, before moving to Great Ormond Street.
I lead a team of 5 Clinical Photographers and am involved in video production and the routine clinical photography.
I was the lead for the IMI Guidelines on Paediatric Photography and presented these at the IMI conference 2 years ago.
Cedric Gilson qualified as a medical photographer in 1961 after study at The Polytechnic, Regent Street, London and a trainee position at St. Thomas’ Hospital. After five years of ophthalmic photography at The Institute of Ophthalmology, in 1966 he became Head of Department at the Royal Free Hospital. An MSc Degree in Optics was obtained in 1973, studying under Professor Hopkins at the University of Reading. In 1986, he took the position of Deputy Director to Professor Peter Cull at The Medical College of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. Around then, he completed a PGDip in Educational Technology with the University of Dundee. As Deputy Chairman of the Audiovisual Advisory Committee of the North-East Thames Regional Health, and with Professor Cull and the Committee, he developed guidelines concerning legal and ethical aspects of illustrative clinical recording, especially those of patient consent. Again with Peter Cull and other professionals, he helped to form CAMIP, becoming its first Secretary and Registrar. Cedric succeeded Professor Cull as Departmental Director on his retirement. He helped to develop a Teaching Interest Group in Communication Skills, the work of which later was integrated into the medical curriculum. Cedric also commissioned a clinical skills laboratory. Retiring in 2000, he entered the School of Law at the University of Westminster and obtained an LLM degree in Dispute Prevention and Resolution. Then being invited to read for a PhD, he completed this in 2007, writing on the interaction of science and law in legal contexts. That year he was elected Visiting Fellow by the School Research Committee and currently undertakes postdoctoral research. With past Associateships of IMI and the RPS, memberships of ASME and HESCA (USA), Cedric was awarded the Norman Harrison Medal by Daphne Lytton for his work on confidentiality in medical illustration at the University of Canterbury in 1996.
Introduced in 2002, Waba has continuously developed Medical Image Manager (MIM) working closely with our clients and key partners. MIM is now the preferred solution in over 40 Health Trusts.
Our ability to integrate with EPR/Clinical Portal/PAS systems irrespective of whether they are in house developments or bespoke systems from established vendors means that Waba is integral to our clients' Trust IT strategy. This enables time and cost savings, improving security of patient data and traceability of images.
Responding to changing needs and customer feedback, MIM integrates with a wide range of solutions such as Orion's Clinical Portal, 3DMD and Ophthalmic system specialist, Visbion, where we have collaborated to create a seamless solution that incorporates further areas of imaging. This new development supports the requirements of ophthalmology, endoscopy and other disciplines to be stored and displayed in MIM. This means clinicians can view ophthalmic images alongside traditional image, video and audio formats in a browser based system,EPRor clinical portal.
To complete the offering, MIM is complemented by JMS – a browser based job management system which will be seen as key to your department's service provision.
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Liam is a laparoscopic upper gastro intestinal surgeon whose areas of particular surgical interest include keyhole surgery for all forms of hernia, gallbladder and bile duct surgery, anti-reflux surgery, upper gastro intestinal cancer management, emergency laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic training and proctoring.
He qualified from University College, Cork, in 1985, moving to NE Thames for his higher surgical training where he became a research fellow at the Royal Free Hospital. London. He joined Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as its first dedicated Laparoscopic Surgeon in 1999.
Liam co-formed the NUGITS group in 2000 and is its Director. The NUGITS group is one of the leading teams of laparoscopic surgeons in theUKand is recognised as a centre of excellence in Teaching and Training. He led the design and development of the NUGITS Northern Skills Institute atHexham GeneralHospital. Liam and his team reached the final of the Hospital Doctor of the Year Awards in 2006.
Liam was the Royal College of Surgeons’ National Tutor for Operating Theatre Team Training and has an interest in Patient Safety and Human Factors.
Liam also works inTanzaniaand has developed a Laparoscopic Surgery Program in Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) over the past seven years. KCMC now performs safe laparoscopic surgery.
Having completed an undergraduate degree in Human Anatomy and Cell Biology at theUniversityofLiverpool, I decided to combine this with my passion for art and have recently completed my MSc in Medical Art at theUniversityofDundee.
I work in most media, particularly enjoying watercolours and pens, and have interests in portraiture as well as scientific illustration. I’m most interested in creating unusual anatomical illustrations that test my academic knowledge as well as my artistic ability.
Tom is a scriptwriter, cameraman, editor, and producer of health education documentary videos. He is producer-writer and manager of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Media Services department at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centre in New Hampshire, USA. Through part of his career, Tom lived in northern India, producing health-related video for medical organizations in India and Nepal and teaching media and theatre in an international school. His Broadcast work includes the long running Doctor Is In series and CancerStory, a mini-series, both produced for American Public Television. He has produced a number of Shared Decision Making videos for Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the Foundation for Shared Decision Making, and Health Dialog.
Haag-Streit is a leading provider of instruments and medical-practice equipment for ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians. Standing for tradition and innovation in the field of ophthalmology Haag-Streit Slit Lamps have been regarded as the standard instrument for ophthalmic diagnosis for more than 50 years. Long-term experience has established an advantage in the development, design and production of diagnostic instruments. Haag-Streit products impress by their precision, functionality and practical handling, the result of a combination of traditional high-precision mechanics and optics with state-of-the-art technologies.
I trained as a photographer in Glasgow and worked as a Clinical Photographer at Glasgow Royal Infirmary for 5 years. I then moved to Manchester Royal Infirmary to manage a team of Clinical Photographers for 5 years. It was there I gained a BSc in Medical Illustration and post graduate qualification in management before being appointed Assistant Manager. I went onto take up the position of Head of Medical Illustration with Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust in 2003. We have a fantastic new department and a highly trained team including Clinical Photographers, Graphic Designers and Video Professionals. I am particularly interested in continuously improving and developing the service to make sure we can provide our patients and customers with the best service possible. I am active IMI member having worked on the training and development committee, the JVCM as assistant editor and as a council member. I have recently founded and chair the South Central, East and London Heads of Department group.
Stephen Moore has managed Medical Photography at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital since 2001. Stephen began his career in 1991 in Salisbury. During his time in Salisbury he graduated with a BSc in Clinical Photography from Glasgowand Caledonian University. He has been a regional rep for IMI Wales and West and last year chaired the IMI Conference inCrewe.
Stephen is interested in how clinical photography can deliver benefits to the NHS in terms of utilisation of emerging technologies and the improving the representation and communication of anatomy and disease.
Danielle Osborn started life as an engineer, graduating fromLeedsUniversityin 1999 with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. She joined the Royal Navy as an Air Engineering Officer and served with 848 Naval Air Squadron and Fleet Headquarters, spending time at sea on HMS Fearless, HMS Chatham and HMS Illustrious.
Dani left the Royal Navy in 2005 to do a Masters in Emergency Planning and Disaster Management. She worked for a Local Authority inLondonas an Emergency Planning Officer specialising in Humanitarian Assistance, Mass Fatalities and Incident Command and Control. She joined Addenbrookes Trust as the Resilience Manager in April 2010. She is responsible for co-ordinating and developing the Major Incident Plans to ensure the Trust is prepared and able to deal with a wide range of incidents. She is also responsible for implementing a Business Continuity Programme to ensure that the Trust can continue business as normal following a Critical Internal incident or Major Incident.
Having gained an MA Degree in Visual Communication, specialising in multi-lingual typography, Type Maker (t/a Color Confidence) was formed in 1986, offering one of the first PostScript design and typesetting services in the UK.
The company has provided over 25 years of innovative specification, development and supply of solutions to the graphics and photographic industries. Bespoke solutions range from specialist colour management for industrial processes through to control of team colour regulations for world-class sporting events. Our consultancy department offers a complete service for specification, supply and integration of colour management and related solutions, training and on-going maintenance where appropriate. Services range from Government contracts through to individual projects and working with smaller organisations and individuals. Color Confidence also provides exclusiveUKrepresentation of Neolt wide-format printers and Noritsu photographic printers and pan-European distribution of Pantone, X-Rite and other leading brands. Products and services are also available direct, through our distribution offices acrossEuropeand on-line at www.ColorConfidence.com with a wealth of explanatory material.
In addition to his expertise in solution identification and development covering graphics manipulation, colour management and related areas, Simon is involved in training and lecturing on the subject. In addition his continued interest in multi-lingual typography has expanded to specialisation in the development of the Hebrew alphabet and through to current day fonts, technology and related challenges of bilingual typography. This is a specialist area in which Simon lectures and he is a sought out advisor worldwide.
I began my career as a trainee medical photographer in 1967 at what was then the Chelmsford and Essex hospital and continued my training at Hammersmith Hospital. During that time I undertook a photography course at the London College of Printing (now called the London School of Communication) and acquired a qualification with the Institute of Incorporated Photographers. In 1971 I became manager of the department at Chelmsford and I later also worked at the West Norfolk and the Norwich and Norfolk hospitals.
The Media Resources Centre Video Unit atCardiffand Vale University Health Board (UHB) runs a clinical video service in parallel with the clinical photography service. In addition, the team produces a wide variety of video and audio content for clinical, academic and communications teams in the UHB.
As part ofCardiffUniversity’s Information Services Directorate, the Video Unit also produces content for teaching, learning and research across all 27 academic schools, from Architecture to Social Sciences.
I worked at St Bartholomew’s Hospital,Londonin theSchoolofNursingas an AV technician before going freelance in 1985. I have produced over 250 programmes mainly in the medical field for major pharmaceutical companies and for broadcast. I’ve also worked for MTV and Universal Music.
On the Charitable side I’ve made several programmes for Green Light Trust an environmental organisation working with a forest community inPapua New Guinea.
I am a Dermatological Mohs Surgeon currently completing my fellowship at the University Hospital of Wales,Cardiff. Cardiffhas an enviable Media Resources Department and I have enjoyed working closely with the department to produce my own photographs and use specialised imaging such as polarisation and ultra violet light for pigmented lesions.
Since being a medical student I have been involved with Flash® technology for animating websites. Since becoming a surgeon I have found the old concept to learning See One, Do One, Teach One somewhat dated. For this reason I have developed ‘Flaps in Motion’. This uses available technology and converts lifeless photographs of surgical procedures into moving interactive movies.
Debbie started working in the UK and overseas supporting children and young adults with learning disabilities in homes and residential schools until progressing her education and graduating from University College London as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2001. After working with a mixed caseload of adults and children Debbie specialised in the field of adults with acquired disorders of communication working in a variety of community and hospital settings in Mid Essex. During this time Debbie developed a particular interest in the impact of the environment on people living with long term communication disability and working with people with aphasia to identify and break down the barriers that appear when communication is impaired. In 2007 Debbie moved to Addenbrooke’s Hospital where she has worked with the Speech and Language Therapy team in neurosciences and now in the stroke and rehabilitation unit helping patients to overcome and improve their impairments in communication and swallowing and developing environments and patient information that reduce the impact of communication and cognitive disabilities in the stroke unit and throughout the hospital.
Nichola is a Medical Photographer at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, and earlier this year achieved her PGC in Medical Illustration. Other professional qualifications include an MSc in Biological Photography completed atNottinghamUniversity, which lead to her pursuing a career in medical photography.
Two years prior to joining the Media Resources Centre inCardiff, Nichola worked as part of a small team of Medical Illustrators atAucklandHospitalinNew Zealand. Her role required the provision of photographic, video and graphics services as well as valuable ophthalmic imaging to support the monitoring and treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), Diabetes and Glaucoma.
In addition to her work at Cardiff, Nichola is keen to become more involved within IMI, and is presenting a New Voices talk at this year’s conference with a view to broaden her experiences and knowledge in the field of Medical Illustration.
Jane Tovey has managed the Medical Illustration department at UHB for two thirds of her career, finding innovative ways each year to meet the ever-increasing financial targets. Pitching for large contracts has become a regular occurrence; however, the learning curve has been a steep one.
Ian Williams is a General Practitioner and a comics artist. He founded GraphicMedicine.org after writing about medical narrative in comics and graphic novels during his MA in Medical Humanities. He has co-organised three international conferences on comics and medicine and has written on the subject for various journals. He makes comics under the nom de plume 'Thom Ferrier' which often deal with medical themes and also exhibits his paintings and prints under his real name
Derek Winckles worked as a Graphic Designer in the commercial world and within his own company before joining the NHS 10 years ago. These experiences, as well as his creative skills have proved to be a successful combination.
I joined the Media Studio at Cambridge University Hospital as a photographic technician before training to become a medical photographer. Last year I completed the Staffordshire University certificate in clinical photography.
My previous employment includes rowing photography, covering events at Cambridge, Oxford, London & Henley, group, product and graduation photography for Cambridge University.
I enjoy exploring new techniques in photography, lighting and photoshop skills both at work and for my own personal use, I occasionally photograph weddings, which allows me to try new techniques in both photography and post production.
I have found that my previous photographic experience has helped me to adapt ideas to PR photography in the hospital environment.