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Objectivity’s Board of Experts

Objectivity’s Healthcare Division supports organisations across the sector by delivering the Quadruple Aim of Healthcare, the elements of which constitute a world-class healthcare service with improved patient and staff experience, better outcomes, and lower cost of care. We continue to develop and enhance our strategy to build meaningful relationships with client and partner organisations to better serve clinicians, patients, and all those who support the system.  

A necessary component to the accomplishment of our goals is deep industry knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of the health and social care sector’s needs and challenges. As such, Objectivity decided to establish a Healthcare Advisory Board (HAB) and invited senior experts and leaders from across the sector to collect their varied observations, test our assumptions, and better inform our decision-making. 

The HAB was established in October 2021, with members representing patients, clinicians, technicians, and strategic and operational perspectives from across the UK, EU, and beyond. The Board meets quarterly to review and comment on topics of interest as well as offer feedback on Objectivity’s healthcare strategic plans and developments. Members provide valuable insight and exchange views on the sector’s challenges, plans, and technology advancements.

Our Expert Advisors

Healthcare Advisory Board Members

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Dr Donal Collins

GP and Director of Barlow Collins

Dr Donal Collins possesses 27 years of NHS GP experience, with the latter half of his career in senior leadership positions. He has set up his own company — Barlow Collins Ltd with the mission to deliver insulin sensitivity to everyone who wishes to improve their metabolic health. He’s also an advisor to Hampshire Hospital Trust, Gosport, and Fareham Academy School and a member of the NAPC clinical faculty.

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Robyn Davies

Director and Consultant of a small international Consultancy

Robyn Davies previously held the role of the Head of Innovation for the Velindre University NHS Trust and was a member of the Cardiff Clinical Innovation Partnership, based in the School of Medicine, Cardiff University. He’s passionate about innovation and the role of advanced digital technology in transforming healthcare. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, a Fellow of the CIPD, and a visiting professor at the University of South Wales.

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Claire Liddy

Managing Director of Innovation at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Claire Liddy possesses 20 years of experience working in the health sector as an orthoptist, qualified accountant, and NHS Executive. As the Managing Director of Innovation and a member of the Trust Board of Directors, she heads up the award-winning Innovation Centre and Commercial Unit. She’s won various HSJ and other national awards for innovations.

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Paul Midgley

Director, NHS Insights at Wilmington Healthcare

Paul Midgley is an active patient leader who has contributed to numerous committees in local NHS and Social Care organisations, including Digital Nottinghamshire’s Patient Advisory Group, East Midlands Clinical Senate, and others. He writes extensively for the pharmaceutical and med-tech press and contributes to webinars and podcasts on major NHS changes. He has chaired over 150 regional multidisciplinary network conferences including Regional Mental Dermatology, Diabetes, Rheumatology, Neurology and Gastroenterology Networks.

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Scott Watson

Director of GM Interoperability at Salford Royal Agency

Scott Watson is a senior IT leader with 15 years of healthcare experience specialising in information systems architecture. He has extensive strategic and digital leadership experience across health economies including acute care, primary care, oncology, and genomics. Scott is passionate about improving the lives of health and care practitioners through innovation and positively impacting the health and well-being of citizens.

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Dr Pramod Prabhakaran

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Pramod Prabhakaran has over 20 years of experience in clinical, educational, and leadership roles in the UK, currently practising as a Consultant Psychiatrist, specialising in adult and elderly psychological, cognitive, and neuropsychiatric conditions. Among other roles, he’s an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London and module lead for market access at the National Institute of Health Research London IVD Cooperative.

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Hanif Wazir

Specialist Board Advisor and Healthcare Sector Commentator

Hanif Wazir has over 29 years of experience working in healthcare, including positions in UK Government Departments where he has been a Director in charge of Policy and Strategy on innovative programmes and sat on boards of various large hospitals in the NHS as a Director of Transformation, Strategy and Commercial Divisions. Recently, he worked with the DHSC looking after critical national infrastructure through the test and trace programme and events research project and held the position of Chief Growth Officer for the UK’s largest diagnostics company. Hanif is also a council member of the NSPCC.

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Siôn Charles

Head of Strategy & Service Planning at ARCH

Siôn Charles has worked in a range of complex organisations and environments, taking a particular interest in health service innovation, organisational development, and transformational change. He supports and advocates for emerging sciences and approaches to change, such as prudent healthcare, value-based healthcare, co-producing health services and personal care, behaviour change, complexity, cultural anthropology, and systems working. Currently, he chairs the NHS Innovation Leads Group and is a member of the Innovation Advisory Council for Wales.

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Catherine Davies

Managing Partner at Monticle

Catherine Davies has held senior regulatory positions in the health sector in England for almost a decade, including serving as Executive Director of Cooperation and Competition at Monitor and Trustee at both National Voices and Reform. Most recently, Catherine has been Managing Partner at Monticle, advising digital health companies on how to partner with the NHS at scale as well as advocating for an environment that is conducive to scaling innovation in a publicly funded healthcare system. She also hosts the Women in Healthtech Show podcast.

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The HAB Meetings Timeline

The HAB met in Manchester prior to NHS Confed Expo with a focus on the challenges of spreading and scaling innovation within the NHS. Later, some of the HAB members joined Objectivity at the conference on 14-15 June 2023 as the company presented success stories from customers in the Greater Manchester area and learnings and opportunities in scaling projects from regional to national and even global reach.



May 2022  — Alder Hey Innovation Centre, Liverpool


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