List of CHAIN Sub-groups and Special Interest Groups

arrow Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR)

Co-facilitated by: Flavia Yousaf, Pharmacist/PhD Student, University of Reading; Gloria Cordoba, Researcher, University of Copenhagen; Bernie Weinstien, Patient Advisor, the Integarted Health & Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal

arrow Bereavement & Loss

Co-facilitated by: Ginne Adamson, Lead Dementia Nurse Specialist, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust; Joanna Alexjuk, Lecturer in Dementia, The University of Edinburgh; Katie Batley, Senior Lecturer, University of Huddersfield; Jill Dickenson,Specialist Palliative Care Community Nurse, Notts HC; Jamie Fearn, Counsellor, Coach, Hakomi practitioner, Jamie Fearn Therapy; Sheamus Galvin, Assistant Clinical Psychologist, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust; James Gibson, Ambulance Paramedic, Scottish Ambulance Service; John Haberecht, Director of Learning & Development, Centre for Palliative Care Research & Education , Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital (Australia); Des Holden, Medical Director, Kent Surrey and Sussex Academic Health Science Network; Kerry Jones, Lecturer (End of Life Care), Open University; Panagiotis Pentaris, Senior Lecturer, University of Greenwich; Gianina Postavaru, Lecturer in (Health) Psychology, Bishop Grosseteste University; Sergio A. Silverio, Research Assistant in Qualitative Analysis of Women's Health, King's College London; Denise Turner, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for Social Work BSc (Hons), London Metropolitan University; Richard Towers, Deputy Team Leader Psychological Support/Lecturer Practitioner, Royal Marsden Hospital.

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arrow Better Care Without Delays

arrow Cancer Services and Support

(Special interest groups: Macmillan professional; Benefits & other financial help; Cancer care pathways; Cancer information & support; Cancer research; End of life care in cancer; Ethical & spiritual issues; Learning & development; Lymphoma; Outcome measures/audit in cancer; Out of hours care in cancer; Palliative care for cancer; Prescribing (medical and non-medical); Physical environments of cancer care; Primary care & cancer; Rehabilitation for cancer patients; Strategy development; Symptom/pain management in cancer; Survivorship & living with cancer; Treatment & CAM in cancer)

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arrow Care Homes & Residential Care

Co-facilitated by: Carys Banks, Research Fellow , University of Surrey; Debra Boots, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent; Kathryn Hinsliff-Smith, Research Fellow, De Montfort University; Laura Hughes, Research Fellow, Brighton and Sussex Medical School; Lucy Johnson, Research Fellow, Edinburgh Napier University; Penny Kirk, Quality Improvement Manager, Dementia and Older People's Mental Health Clinical Network in Yorkshire and Humber; Jenny Kirkland, Head of Care and Quality, Richmond Villages; Angela Kydd, Clinical Professor in Nursing, Robert Gordon University; Kellyn Lee, Research Fellow in Ageing and Dementia, University of Southampton; Samantha Pessoll, Team Lead - Patient Experience,Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust; Sandra Prew, Enabling Research In Care Homes (ENRICH) Lead for The NIHR Clinical Research Network West Midlands; Christopher Rhymes, Lead nurse, Yorkshire and Humber Clinical research network; Eileen Rudden, Health Trainer, Grange Dean Surgery; Justine Schneider, Professor of Mental Health and Social Care, Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham

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arrow Clinical Audit

The Clinical Audit sub-group was established in partnership with the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), which runs the national and local clinical audit programmes on behalf of NHS England, the Welsh Government and, with some individual audits, also funded by the Health Department of the Scottish Government, DHSSPS Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. See sub-group resources page for links to clinical audit resources for clinicians, patients, clinical audit staff, healthcare managers, researchers and other information professionals.

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arrow COVID-19 Rehabilitation

Co-facilitated by: Joseph Bradley, Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist, Yorkshire Fatigue Clinic; Nina Bleasdale, Director of Development and Operations,Fifth Sense; Ana-Carolina Goncalves. Physiotherapist, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Jane Manson, Specialist Physiotherapist & ACP ECHO Knowledge Network Lead, St Luke's Hospice; John Stone, Mental health specialist - Occupational therapist, Intermediate Care - Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

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arrow Dementia

The Dementia sub-group is supported by the Alzheimer’s Society

Co-facilitated by: Malayka Rahman-Amin,Research Translation Manager, Alzheimer’s Society

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arrow Diabetes

Co-facilitated by: Sara Gill, Stakeholder & Quality Assurance Manager/Deputy Programme Manage, InHealth Intelligence; Tierney Harris, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Hanham Secure Health; Jorg Huber, Professor of Behavioural Health Sciences; Emma Innes, Senior Lecturer in Advanced Clinical Practice, University of Worcester; Sandra Jones, Podiatry Diabetes Co-ordinator, NHS Highland; Muili Lawal, Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing, The University of West London; Basiru Salisu, Principal Nursing Superintendent II, Gumel General Hospital, Jigawa State Ministry of Health, Nigeria; Lucy Wasinski, Research Coordinator, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust; Marion Waite, Senior Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University; Nicki Walsh, Programme Lead for Health & Social Care, Bishop Grosseteste University; Jim Young, Editor-in-Chief, Glycosmedia; Bel Youngson, Senior Lecturer Occupational Therapy, University of Cumbria

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arrow Domiciliary Care

Co-facilitated by: Carys Banks, Research Fellow, University of Surrey; Sara Dunn, Managing Director, Sara Dunn Associates Ltd; Sandra Duggan, Lay member on the NICE Guidance Development Committee for Home Care for Older People

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arrow E-learning

arrow Equality and Diversity

(Special interest group: BME health & social care, Co-facilitated by: Farah Lunat, Deputy Project Manager, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust; Amanda Moore, Public Health Nutritionist, King’s College London; Mubarak Ismail, Researcher, Sheffield Hallam University; Audrey Callum, Programme Manager Postgraduate Nursing, University of Sunderland in London; Michelle Mamode, Occupational Therapist, Croyon Council; Rachel McIlvenna, Health Improvement Specialist, Middlesbrough Council; Tola Phillips, Head of Quality Governance, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust; Anil Gumber, Senior Health Economist, Sheffield Hallam University; Gertrude Anyango Wafula,Independent Consultant; David Truswell, Senior Project Manager,Central and Northwest London NHS Foundation Trust)

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arrow Frailty

Co-facilitated by: Zena Aldridge, Admiral Nurse Research Fellow, Dementia UK; Sarah Combes, Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow, King's College London; Jane Haros, Associate Director of Nursing,Gloucestershire CCG; Anne Heaven, Research Project Manager, Bradford Institute for Health Research; Gareth Jones, Senior Cardiac Physiologist, Royal Gwent Hospital; Marni Moran, Lead Research Nurse, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Justine Musime, Senior Physiotherapist, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trus; Paula Rogers, Research Nurse Manager, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust; Mandy Andrew, Programme Manager, the European Joint Action on Frailty - ADVANTAGE

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arrow Health & Well-being
(Special interest groups:

Addressing Vaccine Skepticism and Hesitancy

Co-faciltated by: Vivi Antonopoulou, Research Fellow, University College London; Sarah Corlett, Chair of Healthwatch Lambeth; Janusz Jankowski, Consultant Clinical Adviser, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence; Martha Kehagias, Educational Associate, University of Nicosia (UNic) Medical School, Cyprus; Julie Pearce, Chief Nurse, Executive Director of Quality & Caring Services, Marie Curie UK; David Singleton, Veterinary Surgeon/Epidemiologist, University of Liverpool; Vickie Rowland, Public Health Practitioner/Trainee Health Psychologist, University of the West England; Irzina Qureshi, Researcher, University of Bedfordshire; Lucy Wasinski, Research Coordinator, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust; Bella Vivat, Principal Research Fellow, Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, University College London; Lynn Williams, Reader in Psychology, University of Strathclyde; Philip Windish, Tuberculosis Outreach Worker, Pan-London Find and Treat Street Homeless Health Outreach Team

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Obesity

Co-facilitated by: Nyala Balogun, Research Nurse, University College London; Linda Ferrington, Lecturer in Biological Sciences, The University of New South Wales; Jilly Gibson, Lecturer in Health Psychology, The University of Sheffield; Rhian Last, Independent Nurse Educator / Independent Writer For medical journals; Carol Munt, Patient Partner & Advocate/Honorary Lecturer & Doubleday Affiliate at Manchester Medical School; Adenike Omotayo, Workforce Programme Manager, Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG); Mary O'Kane, Clinical Specialist Dietitian, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Cycling for Health & Wellbeing

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Health & Wellbeing of Health and Social Care Workers

Co-facilitated by: Linda Miller, GP, Nottinghill Medical Centre; April dobson, Hallmark Care Homes; Carys Banks, Research Fellow, University of Surrey; Adele Boyd, Freelance Social Work Educator & Trainer; Sarah Empson, Speech and Language Therapist, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust; Julie Hedayioglu, Research Associate, University of Keng; Ruth Jones, Head of Department of Paramedic Science and Physician Associates, School of Allied Health and Community, University of Worcester; Rozz McDonald,Mental health & Learning Disability Education Team Lead, Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust; Natalie Jones, Senior Programme Manager - Better Care & Ageing Well (South East),NHS England & NHS Improvement; Roz O’Neil,Health & Wellbeing/Stress Lead,Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust; Treena Parsons, School of Health Sciences, University of Surrey; Monica Sharma, Health & Well-Being Champion/Mental Health First Aider, NHS England/Public Health England; Martin Stevens, NIHR SSCR Senior Fellow,NIHR Health and Social Care Workforce Research Unit / NIHR Research Design Service

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arrow Health Care Ethics

arrow Health Economics

Co-facilitated by: Anda Bayliss, Independent Social Science Researcher; Heather Brown, Senior Lecturer in Health Economics, Newcastle University; Anita Patel, Independent Health Economics Consultant; Rosella Levaggi, Professor of Public Economics, University of Brescia

arrow Health & Social Care of Homeless People

Co-facilitated by: Carolyn MacNish, Specialist Occupational Therapist, Southampton Homeless Healthcare Mental Health Team

arrow Human resources, organisational development and workforce planning, education & training of health & social care workforce

arrow Improving Patients' Experience

Co-facilitated by: Katrina Glaiste, Patient Safety Programme Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

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arrow Integrated health & social care

Co-facilitated by: Nawar Bakerly, Consultant Physician, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust; Raymond Duffy, Postgraduate Nurse Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland

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arrow Leadership

The Leadership sub-group is supported by the NHS Leadership Academy

Co-facilitated by: Naomi Brennan, Marketing Officer, NHS Leadership Academy

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arrow Long COVID

Co-facilitated by: Pam Baxter, Senior Research Governance Officer, University of Exeter; Nina Bleasdale, Director of Development and Operations,Fifth Sense; Joanne Brooke, Professor of Nursing, University of West London; Claire Desmond, Senior Community Chartered Physiotherapist, HSE South; Patrick Esser, Senior Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Sciences, Oxford Brookes University; Immanuel Victor George, Nurse Audit Lead, NHS Central Manchester CCG; Gillian Janes, Associate Clinical Fellow, Manchester Metropolitan University; Hannah Jones, Neuro-Rehab Network Facilitator; Tina Poole, Occupational Therapist, NHS Lothian; Helen Hughes, CEO, Patient Safety Learning; Corinne Jola, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, School of Applied Sciences, Abertay University, Dundee; Alison Killen, Health Psychologist and Research Associate, Newcastle University; Gozde Ozakinci, Lecturer in Health Psychology, University of St Andrews; Margaret O'Hara, Public and Patient Involvement & Engagement in Research Lead,University Hospitals Birmingham; Carol Rivas, Associate Professor in Social Policy and Programme Evaluation, Social Research Institute at University College London; Rachael Rogers, Clinical Lead, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME Service, Oxford Health NHS Trust

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arrow Mentoring & Coaching

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arrow Multi-morbidity

Co-facilitated by: Leisa Anderton, Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Sheffield Hallam University; Sarah Burt, Head of Commissioning (Active Ageing, Cancer, End of Life Care & Long Term Conditions), NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group; Heather Leake- Date, Consultant Pharmacist HIV/Sexual Health, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Brighton, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust; Rosie Dunn, PhD Dementia Researcher, University of Hull; Stewart Mercer, Professor of Primary Care Research/Director, Edinburgh University; Eve Riley, Programme Manager for the Taskforce on Multiple Conditions, The Richmond Group

arrow Networks & Networking

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arrow Nurses, Midwives and AHPs in Clinical Academic Research

Co-facilitated by: Sally Fowler-Davis, Principal Lecturer- Medical Leadership/Clinical Researcher and Clinical Research Development Officer, Sheffeld Hallam University/Sheffield Teaching Hospitals; Heather Iles-Smith, Head of Nursing Research and Innovation, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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arrow Parkinson's Disease

Co-facilitated by: Katie Goates, Communications and Engagement Programme Manager, Parkinson's UK; Patricia Eccles, Education Programmes Coordinator, Parkinson's UK; Laura Cockram, Head of Policy and Campaigns, Parkinson's UK

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arrow Patient and Public Involvement

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arrow Patient Safety

Co-facilitated by: Helen Hughes, CEO, Patient Safety Learning

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arrow Poverty and health

Co-facilitated by: Barbara Norrey, Knowledge & Evidence Specialist, Public Health England; Kathy Duffus, Senior Staff Nurse/Emergency Nurse Practitioner, NHS Shetland; Andy Beckingham, Consultant in Public Health; Anthea Row, Doctoral Researcher, University of Wolverhampton; Sarah Morton, Research Fellow in Rural Health and Wellbeing, School of Health Research, University of the Highlands and Islands; Ed Rosen, Project Director Lambeth GP Food Co-op, NHS Lambeth CCG

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arrow Prison & Forensic Health

Co-facilitated by: Caroline Temperton, Public Health Improvement Co-ordinator, Doncaster Council

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arrow Published Researchers

(Special interest groups: Clinical trials; Qualitative Research; Systematic reviews)

arrow Quality Improvement

(Special interest groups: Healthcare associated infection; Clinical Microsystems; Lean Thinking; Health Analysts)

Co-facilitated by: Fiona Campbell, Clinical Governance Manager, NHS Highland

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arrow Research Ethics

arrow Research Governance

arrow Research into COVID-19

Co-facilitated by: Nina Bleasdale, Director of Development and Operations,Fifth Sense; Josko Osredkar, Senior Councillor, University Medical Center Ljubljana; Carl Philpott, Professor of Rhinology and Olfactology, University of East Anglia; Marie Poole, Research Associate, Newcastle University; Kevin Pollock, Lead Healthcare Scientist (Immunisation)/Senior Research Fellow, Inverness College UHI; Cas Shotter Weetman, Lead Specialist Nurse Cardiology, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust (West Middlesex Site); Emma Young, Research Associate, Aston University

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arrow Self management of long-term conditions

Co-facilitated by: Judith Carrier, Senior Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Studies (taught), Cardiff University; Femidah Munir, Reader in Health Psychology, Loughborough University; Andrew Nwosu, Regional Lead for Allied Health Professionals, NHS England (London); Magdalena Skrybant, CLAHRC West Midlands PPIE Lead, University of Birmingham; Robert Standfield, Head of Education, St. Richard's Hospice, Worcester

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arrow Service improvement

(Special interest groups: Service improvement among allied health professionals)

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arrow Social Care Research & Evaluation

Co-facilitated by: Kate Baxter, Researcher, Social Policy Research Unit, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York; Jörg Huber, Director, Reserch Desing Service South East; Suzanne Morton, Senior Development Officer, Leeds City council/Leeds Beckett University; Raphael Wittenberg, Deputy Director, Care Policy Evaluation Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science; Helen Weatherly, Researcher, Centre for Health Economics, University of York.

arrow Stroke

Co-facilitated by: Rachel Teal, Stroke Research Nurse, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust; Gail Carin-Levy, Lecturer,Queen Margaret University; Bridget Davis, PhD Researcher, Glasgow Caledonian University; Simon Sherratt, Professor of Biosensors, University of Reading; Kate Rivard, Staff Nurse, NHS Grampian

arrow Substance misuse and addictions

(Special interest groups: Drug/Illicit Substance misuse; Tobacco addiction/smoking; Alcohol; Non-illicit substance misuse; Non-substance related addictive behaviours )

Co-facilitated by: Cliff Askey, Non-opiate Recovery Worker, Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust; Judy McCulloch, Specialist Midwife in Drugs and Alcohol, Royal Derby Teaching Hospital Cliff; Mike Ashton, Editor, Drug and Alcohol Findings; John Wooldridge, PhD Student, University of Leeds

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arrow Sustainability in health & social care

Co-facilitated by: Terry Kemple, Past President RCGP and current RCGP representative for sustainability, climate change and green issues

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arrow Technologies

There are 8 special interest groups under Technologies

(Special interest groups:

A.I. in healthcare

Co-facilitated by: Ben Bloom, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Royal London Hospital; Anna De Simoni, Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care, Queen Mary University of London; Kathy Drayton, Clinical Benefits Manager, NHS Digital; Jane Farmer, Occupational Therapist, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust; Sarah Markham, Visiting Researcher, King's College, University of London; Richard Price, Learning Technology Advisor, Health Education England; Jason Pott, Lead Research Nurse for Rheumatology and Emergency Medicine, Barts and the London NHS Trust.

Regenerative Medicine

Co-facilitated by: Andrew Webster, Professor in the Sociology of Science and Technology and Director of the Science & Technology Studies Unit, University of York; Ahmed Syed, Public Health Specialist, NHS England

Telecare, telemedicine, teleconsulting

Co-facilitated by: Matthew Allsop, Yorkshire Cancer Research University Academic Fellow, University of Leeds; Leisa Anderton, Senior Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University; Eileen Duddy, Business Partner, Ministry of Health New Zealand; Prof. Brian McKinstry, Researcher/GP, University of Edinburgh; Alys Mathers, Speech and Language Therapist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust; Alison McLoughlin, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Central Lancashire; Frances Poteet, Speech-Language Pathologist, Fielding Graduate University (USA); Fiona Work, Nursing Lecturer, Robert Gordon University; Robert Moore, Technology Enabled Care Manager, South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust; David Truswell, Senior Project Manager, Central and Northwest London NHS Foundation Trust; Omotayo Omojola, Medical Director, Emmanuel Doctors Outreach, Nigeria; Patsy Grant, Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist, NHS Grampian.

Bio-technical and adaptive Devices;

Co-facilitated by: Lise Sproson, Research Associate, Devices for Dignity/Research Associate & Speech & Language Therapist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust

The use of social media;

Co-facilitated by: Alys Mathers, Speech and Language Therapist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust; Lesley Diack, Professor of Transdisciplinary and Technology Enhanced Learning, Robert Gordon University; Vimal Sriram, Learning and Improvement Fellow, NIHR CLAHRC NWL; Nathaniel Mills, Project Manager - Paediatric Theme, NIHR Devices for Dignity HTC; Dr Mahfuz Ashraf, Lecturer/Assistant Director, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Australia; Alyson Brown, Lecturer, School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Robert Gordon University; Trevor Lakey, Health Improvement and Inequalities Manager - Mental Health, Alcohol and Drugs, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Applied Information Technology

Co-facilitated by: Lesley Diack, Professor of Transdisciplinary and Technology Enhanced Learning, Robert Gordon University; Matthew Allsop, Research Fellow in Applied Health, Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds; Theofanis Fotis, Principal Lecturer Nursing, University of Brighton

Futures in health & social care

Co-facilitated by: Matthew Lariviere, Innovation Fellow, University of Sheffield; Helena Canhão, Full Professor, NOVA Medical School, Portugal; Aida Suárez-González, Research Associate, Institute of Neurology, University College London; Sharan Sidhu, Reader/Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London/Barts Health NHS Trust

Immersive Technologies

Co-facilitated by: Hayley Irving, Project Co-ordinator, Centre for Immersive Technologies, University of Leeds; Faisal Mushtag, Associate Professor,School of Psychology and Associate Director, Centre for Immersive Technologies, University of Leeds; Chris Brown, Senior Project Manager, Centre for Immersive Technologies, University of Leeds; Ryan Mathew,Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at the University of Leeds and Leeds General Infirmary, and the Academic Theme Lead for Improving Health and Wellbeing, Centre for Immersive Technologies, University of Leeds

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