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 Expert  728807

Expert in Informatics and Technology-enabled Change in Health Domain (inter)nationally

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has worked internationally for many years in what is now called health informatics, including in education, academic research, strategic health initiatives, knowledge exchange, management of complex programmes and projects, in informatics and e-health business areas, in addition to marketing, communication and promotion of informatics to support care delivery and management. She has business expertise from positions in both niche consultancy and blue chip companies. She has many years experience designing, developing and delivering e-learning relating to Care activity, Information Handling in the Health space, governance and quality issues and health informatics for both national and international, lay and professional audiences. Information management, information technology are conjoined in informatics by knowledge management and information quality; the term health informatics (HI) has a commonly used definition - the knowledge, skills and tools that enable information to be collected, managed, used and shared to support the delivery of healthcare and to promote health [and wellbeing}. Expert has experience of many clinical and management areas of hospitals and primary care practice. eHealth is a contemporary term that includes areas such as telehealth, telemedicine, and increasingly mobile ('m'-)health also. As operational deployment increases and ambient/ assistive technologies are introduced, Expert has a broad outlook on this emerging area. She writes and commentates on both national and global developments in all areas of HI.





electronic medical record


health care


information management


information technology


medical informatics

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2006   PhD   Health Informatics   University of Teesside, UK  
1971   Batchelor of Science   Computer Science with Business Computation   Teesside Polytechnic, UK   2.II Honours
2008   PG Certificate   Research Supervision   University of Central Lancashire, UK  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1999 to





Expert Domain Consultant / Sole Trader


Consutancy for operational, national and international corporate and public sector bodies, including ministries and the European Commission. Academic e-learning design, development and delivery and researc projects.

2002 to 2010


University of Central Lancashire


School of Public Health & Clinical Sciences


Senior Lecturer, Health Informatics


eLearning and research, course management, ethical evaluation of research bids

1990 to 1999


First Consulting Group / Greenhalgh Consulting Ltd



Operations Director, Business Development


Strategic and operational management from Board level appointment in niche consultancy and at Director level for multi-national organisation; including merger negotiations, NASDAQ floatation and downsizing of European operation; consultancy assignments and domain-relevant product design, development and delivery

1987 to 1990


AT&T Istel


Health Division


Marketing Manager and Strategic Planner


She was involved in market entry product design, specification, impact analysis and evaluation; client profiling, competitor analysis, catchment population determination; procurement & formal bidding processes, strategic plans & tactics; and exhibitions and promotional collateral / literature

1985 to 1987


NHS, North Western Regional Health Authority, England



Programme Manager, Patient Administration Systems and Manpower Planning applications


Management of change experience in informatics programmes (patient administration and manpower systems in NHS); design, specification, implementation & training in informatics in major direct patient care & health management applications areas, in hospital & community sectors

1975 to 1985


Lancaster Health Authority, England



District Computer Services Officer


Design, programming & implementation of novel applications solutions; Transfer and reversion of clinical systems between NHS organisations

1972 to 1974


University of Lancaster, UK


Computer Services


External Advisor / Programmer / Analyst


Research support for clients; Program and application development; Student lecturing and tutoring

Career Accomplishments:

Significant involvement in professional / learned societies and Certification processes to contribute to maturing the brand of health informatics (HI) through global International Medical Informatics Association, British Computer Society, UK Council of Health Informatics Professions, ASSIST, UK Faculty of HI, and previously UK Institute of Health Management


She holds UKCHIP registration at the top level and is a Chartered IT Professional and Chartered Engineer in Information Science. She holds a Fellowship of the British Computer Society

Professional Appointments

She has been on the British Computer Society General Council and has sat on the BCS Health Executive for many years. She was a Vice President of the International Medical Informatics Association after a number of years as UK national representative. She sits on the Board of the UK Council for Health Informatics Professions and the UK Faculty of Health Informatics. She is part of the BCS Health Professional Development Board.

Publications and Patents Summary

She has over 150 publications in scientific and lay publications, editorship of one book and 15 book chapters. Over 20% of her publications are scientifically cited.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Gower Publishing  
 - Handbook on Research on IT Management and Clinical Data Administration in Health Care  
 - Studies in Health Technology & Informatics, IOS Press  
 - Computers in Biology & Medicine  
 - Using Clinical Information in an Integrated Environment (open learning), RAINBOW IV  

Consulting Services:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
With regard to software / application system development similarities / plaigarism; Expert commentary of national consultations and strategic plans; Evaluator / assessor for Europe-wide research - both proposals and project progress investigation and assessment.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert witnesses for epic medical for consulting on EPIC /One Chart.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
Strategic commentary on application developments, strategic policy in eHealth, convergence of health & social welfare, use of virtual learning in the health space, e,erging personal health records and mobile-health. Development of standards for competence, skills and awareness for both vocaional and academic courses.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

UK Open University distance learning material - Knowledge, Information and Care; Foundation degree in Health Informatics and project dissertation guidance (BSc top-up); Modules of Post-grad Masters degree courses in e-learning format - topics analysis and presentation, quailty and governance, dissertation support, embedding Health Informatics in clinical and manament academic programmes.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Solution specification evaluation - nursing management, operating theatre software, laboratory solutions, management of large scale patient administration and medical records systems.

Other Skills and Services

Expert commentary to multiple audiences - lay and professional. Technical editing and production of market collateral for new products, inbound country launches, strategic reorientation of product portfolios, exhibition literature and media statements.


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