Dr Kerry Ball has considerable experience managing and evaluating large scale research projects and pilots in the Health sector. She has strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills. She completed a doctorate at the University of Southampton in medical education in 2009. Kerry worked as the Research Lead for the NHS National Research Support Team evaluating the implementation of medical revalidation. Her current work includes research into remediation for dental registrants across the UK and patient feedback for doctors in different situations. Kerry is an associate lecturer in Quantitative Research Methods in Social Research in the Faculty of Education, Health and Social Care at the University. She wishes to develop academic links with the University and will enhance the research links in the area of medical education.
Richard is consultant for professional support with the Wessex Deanery professional support unit and a leadership development consultant with the Thames Valley and Wessex Leadership Academy. He is a fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and a member of the International Foundation for Action learning. He is a GP by background. He has published papers on leadership development, mentoring and doctors with dyslexia.
Mann, R. (2014) What can mentoring do for me? InnovAiT 7(7): 444. 10.1177/1755738013489541
Barbara Parry is a Senior Research Dietician in the Breast Unit at Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust (HHFT) and has been the Principal Investigator for four diet and breast cancer studies, securing external funding and leading the research team in each case. She also has a more generic research role as Research Advisor within the Research Department at HHFT, supporting NHS colleagues to initiate and/or participate in research within their respective clinical specialties, guiding them through NHS ethics and research governance processes and supporting their continuing professional development activities when they embark upon further academic qualifications.
Most recently her research advisory role has focused on submission of research funding applications and facilitating this process through her familiarity with the on-line applications systems of organisations such as the National Institute for Health Research. She continues to provide a clinical service to breast cancer patients and her specialist research interest is the role of diet and related lifestyle factors in the outcome of breast cancer treatment. Barbara is currently working with the University of Winchester to identify collaborative research opportunities and is leading on production of a mapping exercise to report such opportunities.
Currently Dr David Percy works as Director of the Zambian UK Health Workforce Alliance [ZUKHWA], (part time) that he helped establish with Lord Nigel Crisp, and with THET as an Honorary Adviser on the Zambia programme. A medical practitioner until 2007, David was involved in teaching and managing postgraduate medical education as Associate Post-Graduate Dean for the Wessex Deanery. Latterly, he was Director of Workforce (South East) at the Department of Health and a director at the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET).
David is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Education. David is interested in conducting research into the interrelationship of health service planning, workforce planning and academia. Initially he intends to evaluate the impact of ZUKHWA activities on UK partners. In addition he plans to contribute to ongoing research into the impact of volunteering in developing countries on the learning and development of UK health workers who participate directly or indirectly in this work.