Currently retired but still lecturing and involved in local Hospice and special school. Experience of health care in Malawi, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Malaysia in relation to teaching, examining, service development and some clinical experience in these countries.
David is Chair of the PRIME Management Team and is the lead for Palliative Care for PRIME. He retired from medical work in 2011 as a Consultant in Palliative Medicine in Southampton in the NHS Trust there. Prior to moving to Southampton in 1998 he was a GP in Buckinghamshire for 10 years and Consultant in Palliative Medicine in Stoke Mandeville Hospital for 3 years.
Palliative Care has a long history of inter-professional teaching and multi-disciplinary working and this was part of my work in Southampton (and still is with PRIME). In Southampton we developed an innovative method of interprofessional learning in palliative care for students in healthcare professions.
Giles trained in EM in Wales, before working at the Chinese University of Hong Kong 2008-10. He has taught Emergency Medicine and trauma courses in many countries in SE Asia since then. After doing the DTM&H in 2015, he worked for 2 years in Kigali, Rwanda, where he was director of the EM residency programme. He is now chair of the RCEM Global EM committee.
Gail lived in Addis Ababa and worked as a medical epidemiologist there from 2001-10.
Louise worked at LAMB Integrated Rural Health and Development in rural Bangladesh from 2002-2017 . As a clinician with dual interests in paediatrics and obstetrics she has a focus on systems, training and research and the integration of mother and child health. Her research interests include efficient data systems for implementation of evidence-based practice.
Ibrat was trained as a doctor and works in global health as a healthcare consultant. He brings complexity and systems perspectives to improving access and capability in healthcare. He runs a global digital health navigator that helps innovators implement digital technologies across different health systems.
Christine worked at LAMB hospital and community health & development project in North West Bangladesh for nearly 18 years, where she was involved both in service delivery and training, and in women's advocacy. LAMB has facilitated community- run safe delivery units, as well as being a Government Skilled Birth Attendant training centre, and comprehensive obstetric care at the hospital. She has been involved in the training of doctors, advanced level midwives and community health volunteers. She has also had training in obstetric fistula repair and established a fistula unit at LAMB. Now working in UK, she does regular short-term visits to LAMB for fistula surgery.
Mark Galpin is a tutor at All Nations Christian College in the UK where he is responsible for the postgraduate programme and teaches poverty & justice studies and leadership. A former Executive Director of United Mission to Nepal (UMN) based in Kathmandu, Mark has a background in community development and a PhD in Agricultural systems. He has worked in a range of roles in faith based organisations involved in community health and development and has a specific interest in the theory and practice of integral mission in diverse contexts.
As a partner with Interserve, Nick worked at a rural community health programme and then coordinated a TB/HIV programme in Nepal 1995-2004. Nick developed his skills as a health trainer and programme leader, punctuating the nine years there with a Masters at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). He co-founded Arukah Network (formerly Community Health Global Network) with Ted Lankester in 2005. Arukah Network is a forum for community-based and faith-based workers, that also promotes the role of local churches in health and development. He has taught at LSHTM, at CMF conferences and with his local church. Nick and his wife, Ros, captured their experiences in Nepal in their book 'Changed Agents'. They now live in Leicester.
For more than a decade Rachel has made multiple short trips to anaesthetise in different low-middle-income-country settings, ranging from subspecialty elective surgery within a self-contained, short-term team visiting a host institution through several specialties of elective surgery on a well-equipped hospital ship to all cases at a rural Zambian mission hospital. She co-edited the Paediatric Anaesthesia and Critical Care special edition of Update in Anaesthesia, World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiology's educational journal aimed predominantly at those working within a lower-resource setting.
Sian Kerslake is a consultant currently working at Watford General hospital. She is involved in the workshops on the Women's health days. She is semi retired, formerly college tutor and lead for obstetrics, interested in maternal medicine. Sian has been on short teaching visits to LAMB hospital in Northern Bangladesh for the last 5 years.
Marion has served on the leadership of Member Care Europe and Global Member Care and on the board of Redcliffe College where she inaugurated the MA in Member Care. Marion travels internationally speaking on aspects of Member Care, most recently Australia, Bahrain and Germany. She works as a consultant with an international relocation company as an intercultural trainer for Blue Chip companies.
Since January 2015 Marion has been involved with the Refugee Highway Partnership working on training issues, on both refugee and staff care. She is now point person for the Member Care and Trauma response unit of EEA's Hope for Europe Refugees project and is on the board of Welcome Churches. She has developed staff training and trauma response training for the UK churches involved in refugee work and is partnering with the refugees project as well as diocesan ministries.
She has served in the area of member care with international missions for over 35 years, 17 of them with Arab World Ministries, supporting staff in the Arab World. Currently working with agencies and churches on sustaining staff in humanitarian crises.
She has written two books, "Families on the Move" on international parenting and "Burn-up or Splashdown - the survival guide to re-entry". Marion has 3 children, 8 grandchildren and is a rugby football fanatic.
Ted's two medical passions are global health and travel medicine. He co-founded InterHealth Worldwide and is now President and senior clinician in Thrive Worldwide which specialises in the care of mission partners and aid workers. He is co- founder-director of Arukah Network for Global Community health.
Ted travels and lectures widely, has been on expeditions, and driven overland across Asia three times. He lived for 8 years in the Himalayas working in remote mountain communities, helping to pioneer new models of community based health care. He has written books and chapters on travel medicine and is the author of a textbook on community health being published by Oxford University Press in 2018. He has been on the Leadership Council of the International Society of Travel Medicine, a trustee of Tearfund and was a founding fellow of the UK Faculty of Travel Medicine.
Ted's outside interests are travel, trail-running, ornithology, the environment, working with his local church, the role of faith in healthcare and enjoying his extended family.
Mhoira is a specialist palliative care physician experienced and passionate about inequalities in health care and in particular palliative care health systems strengthening in resource limited settings and where health systems are under stress such as complex humanitarian settings. She was a consultant palliative care physician in Aberdeen for 10 years doing international work in short visits and has lived internationally for the past 10 years. She will bring experience from 4 continents (particularly Africa and India) with a focus on building capacity and leadership, integrated palliative care models, evidence based practice and research capacity and demonstrating values based changes within curriculum delivery and mentorship. For the past 9 years she has been based in Makerere University in Kampala. Eleven years ago she helped start Cairdeas IPCT (www.cairdeas.org.uk) to support partnerships and palliative care developments which also has an extensive resources section. She holds an honourary academic position at the Global Health Academy, University of Edinburgh and is a board member of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care...and long time CMF member!
Nicci was born and grew up in South Africa, which is where she did her undergraduate medical training and first fell in love with paediatrics. She moved to the UK and completed postgraduate training in paediatrics and neonatal medicine in Wales. She completed a PhD (mostly about immunology of the newborn lung) in Cardiff before moving on to a post as a consultant in neonatal medicine in Plymouth.
She finally managed to take her 'gap year' after 8 years as a consultant - she took a sabbatical from the NHS in 2016/7 and worked in a small children's clinic and special care baby unit in Kisoro, South West Uganda. She has definitely found her calling and will be returning indefinitely to Kisoro in August 2018!
Graham helped set up a department of surgery in a Malaysian University, and was then a GP and GP Trainer in Sheffield.
In 2009 he took a sabbatical and studied the health effects of climate change.
He has written and spoken about that in the UK, Malaysia and Singapore with A Rocha.
Dr Huw Morgan is a retired GP, GP Training Programme Director and ex medical missionary who still works voluntarily with PRIME Partnerships in International Medical Education, a Christian charity that supports healthcare professionals' education in developing countries. He has worked in Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and South America with PRIME. He is chair of the International Committee of CMF.
Dr Murdoch gained an intercalated BSc in Immunology & Basic Medical Sciences from University College London in 1978 and qualified MB BS from University College Hospital London in 1981. She completed her postgraduate general medical training at Charing Cross and Royal Free Hospitals, London. Specialist dermatology training was undertaken at the Royal London Hospital and St. John's Dermatology Centre, St. Thomas' Hospital, London.
Based on field work in Nigeria, she helped pioneer a new classification scheme for the skin changes in onchocerciasis, one of the world's leading parasitic infections. In 1991, she was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship to study the cutaneous and immunological aspects of onchocerciasis. During this time she was a Temporary Advisor to the World Health Organization for a multi-country study in Africa on the prevalence of onchocercal skin disease. She has presented at national and international meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals. More recently she visited Cameroon to train nurses on skin examinations for an onchocerciasis research project.
She has also written several chapters in books, including Treatment of Skin Disease and Principles of Medicine in Africa. The latter is a textbook which, thanks to a bursary from Cambridge University Press, is available to medical students in Africa at a very low cost. She is also Co-Editor of Community Dermatology Journal which is a free teaching journal sent to primary health care workers in the developing world who do not have ready access to libraries or to the internet. She was Clinical Lead for Dermatology at West Herts Hospitals from 2013 until May 2017 and continues there as Consultant Dermatologist and Lead for Dermatology Service Re-Design.
Barbara Parfitt worked in Afghanistan and Bhutan as a community Nurse midwife during the 1970's. She has worked internationally with the WHO and as Dean and Director of Global Health at Glasgow Caledonian University. She is currently retired but is working with PRIME to set up a Nursing School in Pakistan.
Mark spent 15 years in Bangladesh: 10 years at LAMB as Medical Director of LAMB Hospital and Executive Director of LAMB Project - a community health and development organisation with a school, training centre and research programme; and then 5 years as Medical Director at icddr,b - an international public health research centre. He returned to the UK in 2012 and now works as Director of Public Health for South Gloucestershire Council and as a Consultant Physician in Acute and General Medicine at Gloucester Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals. He has been Specialty Director for Unscheduled Care running the A&E and Acute Medicine departments since April 2017. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England.
Peter trained as a general surgeon at Auckland Medical School, New Zealand, before serving as a missionary doctor in Kenya. He is Chief Executive of Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF).
His current work involves leadership training, teaching evangelism and ethics, medical mission, writing, editing and media work. He is also Campaign Director of the Care Not Killing Alliance, a coalition of over 40 organisations in the UK promoting palliative care and opposing euthanasia, chair of the European Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and serves on the board of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA).
As a public health physician (MD), Gisela Schneider worked as a missionary doctor in Africa for 23 years. She started as a medical doctor in a rural mission hospital and later developed a primary health care project with the local government. Having experienced the impact of HIV in Africa, she specialised in this area and set up a comprehensive HIV Care programme for the Gambia. Working as a medical missionary she developed health care structures with the Ministry of Health and other NGOs. From 2005 onwards she worked as Director of training at the Infectious Disease Institute at Makerere University in Kampala/Uganda where she set up training programmes for ART, HIV care and other infectious diseases for health workers from across Africa.
Since July 2007 she heads the German Institute for Medical Mission (Difäm e.V.). Difäm e.V. runs a hospital for tropical diseases, geriatrics and palliative care and has an institute that works globally in the area of health systems strengthening mainly in Africa.
Since the Ebola outbreak 2014 in West Africa emerged Dr Schneider worked with the Christian Health Associations in Liberia and later Sierra Leone, to strengthen local health services in their response to the epidemic and developed the programme: Keep Safe - Keep Serving with local providers who were able to keep health services going throughout the epidemic. The work now concentrates on rebuilding local health structures in the faith based sector.
Dr Spillman is a Consultant Paediatrician and Medical Superintendent at Church of Uganda Kisiizi Hospital (www.kisiizihospital.org.ug). He has previously been Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Senior College Tutor and co-Editor of the MRCPCH MasterCourse website. He is a volunteer with Church Mission Society and involved in the Uganda:UK Health Alliance and WHO Patient Safety learning laboratory. He is clinical lead for Stre@mline, an integrated comprehensive patient-centred IT system incorporating key patient safety features (www.streamlinehealth.org).
Viv is a teacher, speaker, writer, lecturer, mentor, retreat leader and organisational consultant. He is an ex-Associate International Director of OM International as well as the founder of Formation www.formation.org.uk which is focused on developing Leaders and encouraging people in the every day to live a 'spectacular ordinary life'. He speaks at conferences and churches around the world. Viv is also the Hon. Teaching Pastor at St. Paul's, Hammersmith in London. He has a Masters degree in Human Resource Development and another in Spiritual Theology from Regent College in Vancouver. He also has a Ph.D. from King's College, London University. He loves football, sport of most kinds, reading novels, keeping fit, learning new things, teaching, making and maintaining friendships, riding his bike around London, eating great food and spending time with his wife. Leadership, Spirituality and Mission are his three main areas of interest. He has written Future Leader; Second Choice; Paper Boys and The Spectacular Ordinary Life and The Spectacular Ordinary Organisation. His latest book is Wisdom Road: Making Decisions in company with God www.wisdomroad.org
Wendy Ann is a newly appointed PRiME nurse tutor with 19 years experience in palliative care.
She qualified as an RGN in 1994 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. She has worked in a variety of nursing roles, mainly in community and in hospices.
She is now an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and have been working as an Independent Prescriber since 2010. I am also a Queen's Nurse and a Florence Nightingale Research Scholar.
I am currently in the second year of my part time PhD studies at Worcester university (exploring end of life priorities within the homeless population) but I am also working as an ANP within a busy GP practice which provides specialist services for people experiencing homelessness. I enjoy every moment of this dual role!
Maureen Wilkinson was the Senior Government Psychiatrist in Malawi for 6 years, helping to develop community mental health services within that country. Since then she has provided consultant support to several mental health services in resource-poor countries, and maintains involvement in three MH services in Uganda. She has also contributed to the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Mental Health. She teaches mental health for developing countries on the Liverpool and London Diploma courses in Tropical Medicine and Tropical Nursing, and similar courses in Copenhagen.