Meet the MM2018 Keynote Presenters
Professor Christopher Cutts, Pharmacy Dean, School of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation, Health Education England, UK
After early career work at York District Hospital, Chris specialised as Paediatric and Neonatal Pharmacist at the Children’s Hospital, Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Chris left Leicester to work in Australia as a lecturer at the University of Queensland and develop an education programme with GPs in rural Queensland. He completed his Doctorate investigating influences on GP prescribing and their value to social marketing techniques
He returned to the UK to become Head of Medicines Management at St Helens PCT in 2002.
Chris became Director of the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) from October 2005. He was appointed with a personal Chair at the University of Manchester in 2011, becoming Professor of Professional Development and Practice. Chris split his University position in 2012 to take on the role of Associate Dean for Social Responsibility for the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences. Chris completed his MBA in 2010 at the Lancaster University.
Chris was appointed as one of the first Pharmacy Deans in Health Education England in August 2017 and launched the School of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation in HEE North in April 2018.
Professor Brian Dolan, Director, Health Service 360, UK
Professor Brian Dolan is Director of Health Service 360 (UK) and Director of Service Improvement, Canterbury District Health Board, NZ where his role includes whole system culture engagement and change. He has published over 80 papers in a range of journals and is author/editor of six books, mainly on emergency care.
In 2016, Brian was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts, London in recognition of his contribution to nursing. He is a Visiting Professor of Nursing at the Oxford Institute for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR) and Honorary Professor of Leadership in Healthcare at Salford University, Manchester. In June 2018, he was voted one of the top 20 most influential people in the history of the UK’s National Health Service.
Brian has created a social movement called #EndPJparalysis which is about getting patients up, dressed and moving while in hospital to reduce the risk of deconditioning and other related risks. By August 2018, it had gained >350 million impressions on Twitter.
Dr Louise Mahler
Rarely does one find a powerhouse of academic insight, observational excellence and dynamic delivery to shed new light on a topic that’s critical to us all. Louise’s inimitable style and deep insight in her field are shared in keynotes and coaching internationally, where high-stake leadership beckons. A foremost expert in body language, voice and emotion, Louise has a PhD in Business, and degrees and masters in Organisational Psychology as well as Music.
Her skills as a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming pull together her
academic study and years of professional performance on the European opera stage to put her in a league of her own. In the process of completing her award-winning PhD, Louise observed a ‘missing ingredient’ in corporate leadership around the unsung wisdom of the mind-body-voice connection she calls Vocal Intelligence. These blended skills bring powerful observation that elicits discernible, positive change and together with an understanding of the psychology behind high-stake engagements and the structures for handling emotion, combine to build the Mahler Method. The Mahler Method teaches you the vital techniques to ‘be heard’ in hostile environments.
Dr Jordan Nguyen
Dr Jordan Nguyen is a young man on a mission to change the world. He is an acclaimed thought leader on the intersection between technology and humanity. At a moment of the most extraordinary breakthroughs in our understanding of the human brain, Jordan has a magical combination of technical brilliance with the unique ability to inspire people.
A truly inspirational communicator, Jordan presents on technology and the power of the mind at prestigious events internationally including Think Inc., Wired for Wonder, and the Engineering for Medicine and Biology Conference – the world’s largest annual biomedical conference. Upon completing his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney, Jordan was accepted into the prestigious UTS Chancellor’s List. Now his mission is to improve the lives of as many people as possible. As founder of Psykinetic he designs life-changing technologies focusing on intelligent, futuristic and inclusive technology.
Drawing on his experience of almost breaking his own neck, Jordan developed a mind-controlled smart wheelchair for people with high-level physical disability. A hot topic of discussion in the media, Jordan’s amazing work has been featured in a range of TV, radio, magazine and newspaper interviews, including ABC’s Catalyst and Channel TEN’s The Project.
Jordan is a NSW State Finalist for Australian of the Year 2017.
As a speaker Jordan has the ability to translate highly technical concepts and future trends into clear and concise content, relevant to any organisation looking to proactively embrace and adapt to technological change. His recent documentary, ‘Becoming Superhuman’ won the 2017 Eureka Prize for Science Journalism, adding to the list of numerous awards it has achieved so far:
*Winner ATOM Award Best Factual Television Series Australia 2016
*Winner ROCKIE Award Best Science and Technology, BANFF *World Media Festival, Canada 2017
*Winner Gold award for NSW ACS awards Australia 2016
*Winner Best Documentary Picture This International Disability *Film Festival, Canada. 2016
*Winner Gold REMI Award 50th Annual International Independent *Film Festival, WorldFest, USA. 2016
*Finalist Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Eureka *Prize for Science Journalism
*Official Selection SUPER GEEK Film Festival Florida Supercon USA
*Official Selection SCINEMA International Science Festival, Australia
*Official Selection ASSIM VIVEMOS International Disability Film Festival, Brazil