North Innovation Women 2021 list revealed

More than 350 inspirational women featured on 2021 North Innovation Women list

8th March 2021

Hundreds of trailblazing women have been recognised in the annual #NorthInnovationWomen list, published today.

To mark International Women’s Day, the Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) and N8 Research Partnership have published a list of more than 350 innovative women who are excelling within their chosen fields.

The #NorthInnovationWomen campaign provides an informal and supportive platform for women to be acknowledged and celebrated. The social media campaign relies on Twitter users to suggest women they want to see included in the list – there are no strict criteria or voting systems.

This year’s list features around 358 women who are achieving great things and inspiring those around them across the North of England, as recommended by our Twitter followers.

Hannah Davies, NHSA Head of External and Public Affairs, said: “As we join people across the world celebrating International Women’s Day, we’re proud to present North Innovation Women 2021 which recognises some truly inspirational women. When we first launched the campaign three years ago, our aim was to start a conversation on social media that allowed women to celebrate each other’s achievements and successes. Little did we know how much the idea would be embraced by people across the North and that it would grow into what it is today.

“We are thrilled with the response this year and to see so many people share their support and appreciation for women working in innovation. Thank you to everyone who has taken part in the campaign and well done to all the amazing women in the list.”

Dr Annette Bramley, Director of the N8 Research Partnership, said: “We are delighted to see the regional response to the North Innovation Women campaign and to be partnering with the NHSA again on such a positive and widespread celebration of our talent in the North.

“Taking the opportunity to champion women in innovation as part of International Women’s Day is a great way to share our message of inclusivity, diversity and collaboration. It is this working culture which will continue to drive better research and innovation in our region, helping N8 and the NHSA to deliver incredible impact across the North, the UK and beyond.”

International Women’s Day is a global day, marked annually on March 8, celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Find out more about the day and how to support, at:


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*NOTE: Names and job information listed below have been taken from Twitter bios and/or from details included in the post of the person making the recommendation.
* If we have missing any of your #NorthInnovationWomen off the list, please do get in touch and we will update the list. Either tweet us or email


The NHSA and N8 Research Partnership are proud to present #NorthInnovationWomen 2021


Abby, Lecturer in the Centre for Organisational Health and Well-being @LancasterUni: @abby_morris87

Dr Adelina E Acosta Martin: @adelinslins

Agnes Noy, @UniofYork: @ANoyLab

Ailsa Pickering, nurse specialist: @Ailsa62869906

Alexis Jane Holden, @UCLanResearch: @AjholdenJane

Alice Ashcroft, ISS Innovation Development Analyst: @themusicofalice

Alice Pyne, Lecturer in Soft Matter @msesheffield @sheffielduni @sheffunistaff: @alicepyne

Alice Wiseman, Director of Public Health for Gateshead: @AliceWiseman11

Aline Miller, Professor of Chemical Engineering & Associate Dean for Business Engagement Faculty of Science & Engineering at The University of Manchester/ Founder& CEO of MancBIOGEL: @alinefmiller

Alison Jane Yarnall, Consultant Geriatrician and researcher, Institute of Neuroscience, Biomedical Research Centre, Newcastle: @AlisonYarnall

Alison Littlewood, Programme Manager for @ARC_GM_/ Co-founder of the Research Programme Managers’ Network @ResearchPMN_NW/ Healthy Ageing Research Group @HealthyAgeingR1: @ajlittlewood

Alison Peirce, NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre @ManchesterBRC

Alison Thompson, @LeedsandYorkPFT

Amanda Ellison, Professor of neuroscience @durham_uni @WolfsonResearch: @ellison_brain

Amanda Lamb, HealthTech Innovation, Learning Health Systems & Public Impact @LivUni, Director @CHCNorth: @waltzinglamb

Amanda Lee: @Amanda_S_Lee

Amanda Risino, @HealthInnovMcr

Amber Ali, NIHR Newcastle BRC @NIHRNewcBRC

Anastassia, Scientist/ BD Lead @AlderleyPark: @abolotkova

Andrea Burroughs, Associate Director Commercial Enterprise @Newcastlehosps: @andreabu2710

Angela Birt, NIHR CRN Industry Operations Manager: @BirtAngie

Dr Angela Kennedy, psychologist involved in NHS system leadership and trauma informed approaches currently working for Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust and the Northern England Clinical Network: @DrAngelaKennedy

Angela O’brien, Nurse and Midwife: @AngelaO46242020

Angela Topping, Head of Newcastle Joint Research Office: @AngelaTopping74

Dr Angela Walsh, Scientist turned Business Development at Science and Technology Facilities Council @STFC_matters: @Tabsterw8

‘AngelouCentre‘: @AngelouCentre1

Dr Anita Atwal: @anita_atwal

Anita Scott, Midwife at North Tees Hospital: @anitamumof2

Ann Fox, Executive Director of Nursing, Quality and Safety @SunderlandCCG/ Visiting Professor @sunderlanduni: @Fox4Ann

Anna Maxwell, Maxwellia: @amannamaxwell

Anna Stabler, nurse / midwife & Chief Nurse @NCICNHS: @annastabler1

Anna, Thinktank researcher: @annainnewcastle

Anne-Maree Keenan, Applied health researcher, Associate Dean NIHR Academy, Leeds BRC, podiatrist, co-founder of the Leeds Female Leaders Network: @amk762

Annemarie Money, NIHR ARC GM Research Fellow – Healthy Ageing/ Healthy Ageing Research Group @HealthyAgeingR1: @MoneyAnnemarie

Dr Annette Bramley, Director at N8 Research Partnership: @AnnetteB_N8

Antoneta Granic, Senior Research Associate, AGE Research Group Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University/ NIHR Newcastle BRC @NIHRNewcBRC: @antoneta_granic

April Phaw, Gastroenterology Trainee: @AprilPhaw4

Professor Ashley Adamson, director of NIHR School for Public Health Research @NIHRSPHR/ Director of Fuse @fuse_online: @AshleyAdamson6

Asri Maharani, Medical doctor, researcher/ Healthy Ageing Research Group @HealthyAgeingR1: @AsriMaharani03

Avan Sayer, AGE (Ageing Geriatrics & Epidemiology) Research Group, Newcastle University, Newcastle Hospitals @Newcastlehosps and NIHR Newcastle BRC @NIHRNewcBRC: @AvanSayer

Ayesha Rahim, Perinatal Psychiatrist/ Chief Clinical Information Officer /Deputy Medical Director at Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust: @AyeshaRahimCCIO


Barbara Hanratty: @BarbaraHanratty

Beth Morrissey, University of Leeds @UniversityLeeds

Dr Bethany Kate Bareham, Research Associate @NclUni_IHS: @BKBareham

Binita Kane, Lung Doctor/ Integrated care / Resp lead @healthinnovmcr: @BinitaKane

Dr Blanca Perez-Sepulveda, microbiologist @LivUni_IVES/  recruitment & engagement officer @UKRSAvitae: @BlancaPerSep

Bushra Alam, Acute Medicine Consultant Salford Royal part of Northern Care Alliance/ Greater Manchester Oximetry@home/COVID Virtual Ward clinical lead: @bushra_alam1


Cara Afzal, Health Innovation Manchester@HealthInnovMcr

Carla, Public Health Midwife @NorthumbriaNHS: @carlaandersonMW

Professor Carol Holland, Division of Health Research, Lancaster University: @CarolHolland286

Carole Spencer

Caroline Dive, CRUK Manchester Institute @CRUK_MI

Caroline Docking; Assistant Chief Executive at Newcastle Hospitals: @carolinedocNHS

Dr Caroline Dodd-Reynolds, Associate Professor in Physical Activity & Nutrition @durham_uni @DUSportExSci: @carolinedod

Caroline Kenyon, Director of Comms and Engagement @innovationnwc: @carokenyon

Caroline Springer, CRUK Manchester Institute @CRUK_MI

Cath, Director for NHS Improving Me programme: @cath_mcclenn

Catherine Exley, Dean of Population Health Sciences Institute, @UniofNewcastle: @Cathxly

Catherine McShane, Project Manager for County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

@CDDFTNHS @NHShealthcall: @ctmcshane2000

Catherine Walshe, Palliative care researcher at the International Observatory on End of Life Care  @IOELC: @cewalshe

Ceri Batchelder: @ceribatchelder

Ceri Williams, Director of Research and Innovation Development @UniversityLeeds: @Ceriwilliams29

Charlotte Fox, Digital Transformation at Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria @ahsn_nenc: @CharlotteFox22

Charlotte Lewis, Commercial Health Lawyer: @charlmchugh

Charlotte Stockton, Project Manager: @LottiesLoaves

Christina van der Feltz-Cornelis, Prof of psychiatry and epidemiology, NHS psychiatrist, epidemiologist: @VanFeltz

Christine Cornforth, Health Researcher, Neurodevelopmental Psychologist: @CCornforth1

Claire Brown, Biocity Group Ltd @BioCity: @CB_Investing

Dr Claire Corkhill, @EPSRC Early Career Research Fellow and Reader in the Geological Disposal of Nuclear Waste @ISL_Sheffield @msesheffield @CoRWM/ Materials Science Discipline Lead @RSO_GDF_UK: @clairecorkhill

Dr Claire E. Welsh, Data scientist and veterinary surgeon: @DrClaireEWelsh

Claire Eyers, Analytical chemist, Professor of Biological Mass Spectrometry @livuniIIB: @ClaireEEyers

Claire Smith: @clairepanes82

Claire Stringer, Midwife, Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT @NorthumbriaNHS: @clagger0

Claire Sutton, Digital Transformation Lead @NCFCareForum: @ClaireLSutton

Claire Wilson, postdoc at University of Liverpool, honorary research associate at the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Manchester, co-chair of University of Liverpool RSA: @claire_wilson2

Professor Clare Bambra, Professor of Public Health, Newcastle University: @ProfBambra

Clare Morgan, Director of Strategy at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust @LivHospitals: @drclaremorgan

Colette Kirk, Senior Dietitian IF/HPN @NewcastleHosps/ Training Fellow @NIHRNewcBRC: @ColetteKirk17


Daniella McCarron, Bruntwood SciTech @BW_SciTech

Dawn Dowding, Professor of Clinical Decision Making at the University of Manchester/ Healthy Ageing Research Group @HealthyAgeingR1: @decisiondawn

Dawn Lawson, Chief Executive Officer @LivHPartners: @lawson_dawn

Dawn, Researcher evidence synthesis/health economics. Director @NIHRIO, @UniofNewcastle: @dawn_craig

Deb Hetherington, Head of Innovation at Bruntwood SciTech @BW_SciTech/ Co-founder @WILD_igital: @DebDoesDigital

Debora Price, Gerontologist, @GerontologyUK

Debra Archer, Professor of Equine Surgery @LivUni: @DebraAr61369377

Delyth Lloyd Edwards, Business Development Manager Incubation at STFC Innovations @stfc_b2b: @delythll

Diane Cresswell

Donna Robson, NHS Clinical Trials Coordinator at NIHR Patient Recruitment Centre Newcastle: @Donald_1983

Donna Smith, Communications Manager at Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria @ahsn_nenc: @donnasmith1977

Donna Wakefield, Palliative Medicine Consultant at North Tees: @DonnaWakefield_

‘dreradams’: @dreradams1


Eileen Kaner, director of @NIHR_ARC_NENC: @EileenKaner

Elaine Evans, Life Sciences Specialist, Northern Powerhouse, Department for International Trade @tradegovuk @tradegovuk_NW: @_Elaine_Evans

Eleanor GB; Consultant in Public Health: @gb_eleanor

Elizabeth Hughes, MHN, prof, director of research @leedshealthcare @UniversityLeeds/ Editor @advancesDD: @LizHughesDD

Elizabeth McDermott, Professor of Health Inequality: @ElizabethMcDer6

Elizabeth, Deputy Chief Nurse @newcastlehospitals: @lizharris1697

Dr Ellen Tullo, NIHR Newcastle BRC @NIHRNewcBRC

Ellena Badrick, Cancer Data Scientist: @elliebadrick

Elspeth Guthrie, @UniversityLeeds

Emily Adams, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine @LSTMnews

Emma Halliday, Division of Health Research, Lancaster University: @halliday_e

Emma Johnson, of GM&C Life Sciences @gmclifesciences

Emma K Stanmore, Reader, University of Manchester/ Healthy Ageing Research Group @HealthyAgeingR1: @EmmaStanmore

Emma Lim, paediatrician at Great North Children’s Hospital @greatnorthCH: @ejlim8

Dr Emma Raine, NIHR Newcastle BRC @NIHRNewcBRC

Emma Thrope, research programme manager propelling cancer prevention & early detection research in Manchester: @ethorpe76

Esha Smith at @NorthumbriaUni

Dr Eva Caamano, Data scientist manager @LivUniCBF: @Eva_Caamano

Eve Roodhouse, Chief Officer Culture and Economy, Leeds: @eveyroo


Fareeha Tariq

Fiona Beyer, Systematic reviewer (Newcastle University), PhD student: @FionaBeyer

Fiona Eccles, Researcher in psychological impact of neurological conditions: @FionaJREccles

Fiona Lobban, Prof in Clinical Psychology, Codirector of Spectrum Centre @LancasterUniFHM: @fionalobban

Fiona Matthews, Professor of Epidemiology @UniofNewcastle / director of COVID-19 analytics for @CovidhubNE: @FEMatthewsStats

Fozia Ahmed, Cardiologist: @foziaahmedMD

Fran Dennis, @SheffieldChem PhD student

Dr Francis Sherratt, qualitative postdoc @LivUni: @SherrattFrances


Gemma Dyer, Public Sector Partnerships Manager @princestrust: @GD8282

Georgina Endfield, APVC for Research and Impact in Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Liverpool @livuni and climate and weather researcher: @Weather_Extreme

Gez Richell, Research Nurse at Newcastle P3 Clinical Research Unit: @GezRichell

GFSpiers, Researcher at Newcastle University: @GFSpiers

Professor Grainne Gorman, NIHR Newcastle BRC @NIHRNewcBRC


Hannah Davies, Head of Public and External Affairs @The_NHSA: @PRJournoHannahD

Hannah Randles, @GrowthPlatform_

Hazel Forsyth: @ForsythHf

Heather Corlett: @HeatherCorlett1

Heather Rice, Assistant Director of Research @rdash_nhs @rdashresearch1: @Heather_Rice3

Helen Cauldbeck, Unilever research fellow at @LivUni: @HelenCauldbeck

Helen Cole, Industry Partnerships Manager @The_NHSA: @TechHelen

Helen Elmes, Events & Social Media Manager @OrchaHealth: @Helen_Elmes

Helen Foley, Marketing and comms manager, NIHR Newcastle BRC @NIHRNewcBRC: @helen_foley3

Helen Hawley-Hague, NIHR Fellow, University of Manchester/ Healthy Ageing Research Group @HealthyAgeingR1: @DrHawleyHague

Helen Williams

Helga Charters, Associate Director of Nursing for Children and Young People: @ChartersHc

Dr Hilary Lloyd RN, Chief Nurse at South Tees Hospitals NHS FT: @hilarylloyd13

Honor Rhodes, @CumbriaUni


Ilaria Bellatuono, Co-Director of the Healthy Lifespan Institute: @Ibellatuono

Ionela Spinu, Behaviour Hackers @BehaviourHacker


Dame Jackie Daniel, CEO, The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals/ NHSA board member: @JackieDanielNHS

Jackie White, South Tees Hospitals @SouthTees

Jadine Scragg, Researcher within the Diet and Obesity BRC: @JadineScragg

Jana Sremanakova, Genetics and Molecular Biologist, Nutritionist, Fitness trainer, PhD candidate in Clinical Nutrition at the University of Manchester/ Healthy Ageing Research Group @HealthyAgeingR1: @AdvancedEating

Jane Anderson, Associate Director of Midwifery @NewcastleHosps: @JaneAnd24167350

Jane Huddleston: @janehuddleston4

Jane Hurst, Behavioural ecologist: @b6mup

Jane Kendrew, Sygnature Discovery @SygnatureDiscov

Jane McDermott, The University of Manchester: @janemcdermott26

Jane Theaker, @KinomicaLtd

Jay Hamilton, Associate Director @HealthInnovMcr: @jayhamilton13

Jaz Catlow, @SheffieldChem PhD student: @JazCat19

Jennie Popay, Division of Health Research, Lancaster University: @Popay100

Jennie Smith, Sheffield NIHR Biomedical Research Centre Manager @SheffieldBRC

Jennifer Bradford, @TeamPhastar

Jennifer Kilcoyne, @Mersey_Care

Jennifer Robson, Sector Manager Health and Life Sciences @WestYorkshireCA @LeedsCityRegion

Jill Madine, lecturer working in the Institute of Integrative Biology @LivUni investigating amyloid deposition in disease: @jill_madine

Jilly Gibson-Miller, Health Psychologist, Psychotherapist: @JillyGMiller

Jo Brackley, Speech and Language Therapy Lead, CNTW NHS Foundation Trust @CNTWNHS: @jobrackley

Jo Dixon-Hardy, Medtech professional: @JoDixonHardy

Jo Rycroft-Malone, Dean of Health & Medicine @LancasterUni, Director, NIHR HS&DR-@NIHRresearch: @jorycroftmalone

Jo Ward: @ChangeMakerNo1

Joanna Solanki, Services Director @_ncompass:  @JoannaSolanki

Joanne Dolezal, Lead strategist, Dolezal Consulting/ Teacher @CIM_Exchange @nesma / Comms @PRCNewcastle: @JoanneDolezal

Dr Joanne Lewis, Consultant Clinical Oncologist @NcccOncology: @JosRant1

Joanne Wass, University of Leeds @UniversityLeeds

Jodie Keyworth, Sheffield NIHR Biomedical Research Centre Manager @SheffieldBRC: @jodie_keyworth

Jordan Hewitt, Project Support Officer at Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria @ahsn_nenc: @jordanhewitt24

Joy Allen, Senior IVD Evaluation Methodologist at the NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (Newcastle MIC) NIHR Newcastle IVD Co-operative @NIHR_NCL_MIC: @ajoy_allen

Professor Julia Newton, Medical Director @AHSN_NENC: @JuliaN_AHSNNENC

Julia Reynolds, Associate Director at Innovation Agency: @JulsReynolds

Julie McGann, Unicorn and Co @BeHappy_AtWork


Professor Karen Bloor, Health economist at the University of York @uniofyork: @KBloor

Karen Hind, Sport and Exercise Health Sciences @DUSportExSci @durham_uni: @DrKarenHind

Karen Joy Kirkby, Leading proton therapy research at University of Manchester and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Deputy Director MAHSE (HSST): @karenjoykirkby

Karina Nielsen, The University of Sheffield @sheffielduni

Kasia Kurowska, NIHR Newcastle BRC @NIHRNewcBRC: @KasiaKurowska

Kate Baxter, social care research @SPRUyork: @KateBxtr

Kate Hallsworth, Senior Research Physiotherapist and NIHR/HEE Clinical Lecturer: @HallsworthKate

Kate Jones, Head of Research Development & Delivery @LivuniHLS: @katevjones

Professor Kate Pickett, Social epidemiologist, co-author of ‘The Spirit Level’ and ‘The Inner Level’ and co-founder of The Equality Trust: @ProfKEPickett

Kate Warriner, Chief Digital and Information Officer @alderhey:  @katewarriner

Dr Kath Mackay, Managing Director @BW_SciTech @AlderleyPark and NHSA board member: @kath_mackay

Professor Kath Morris, RWM RSO Director @RSO_GDF_UK: @morris_kath

Katharina Janke, Lecturer in Health Economics at Lancaster University: @Kleinkatka

Katharine Robertson, Head of Campus Development at STFC Daresbury Laboratory: @_Katharine_R

Katherine Boylan, Head of Innovation @MFT_research @MFTnhs: @hugbub

Kathy Scott, COO @ Yorkshire and Humber AHSN: @KathyScott_535

Katie Droogan, Bruntwood SciTech @BW_SciTech

Katie Gallagher, MD of Manchester Digital @mcrdig, director of @CybercentreGM: @katiegallagher

Katy Roscoe, historian of convicts, empire & sea, co-chair of University of Liverpool research association; The Lverhulm Trust ECF Liverpool Uni: @KatyARoscoe

Kirstie Taylor, Strategic Communications Lead at Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria @ahsn_nenc: @Kirstie64

Kris Subramaniam, Immunologist / Tenure Track Fellow at @LivUni_IVES: @KrisSubrama


Laura Haigh  

Laura Harkness-Brennan, Professor at the University of Liverpool @LivUni: @LauraHBPhysics

Laura Hinton, @GentronixLtd

Dr Laura Kelly, University of Liverpool @LivUni

Laura Kornas, Faculty Engagement & Partnership Manager, Arts and Social Science @LancasterUni & @ESRC IAA Manager: @LauraKornas

Laura Rooney, Strategy, comms, digital, tech, NHS, healthcare and innovation @HealthInnovMcr & @GMDigitalHC: @LauraRooney24

Dr Lauren Walker, University of Liverpool @LivUni

Leanne Cork, NIHR Newcastle BRC @NIHRNewcBRC

Leena Habiballa, PhD student in Biogerontology. NIHR Newcastle BRC. Newcastle University. Mayo Clinic: @HabiballaLeena

Dr Liat Levita, neuroscientist and senior lecturer at the Department of Psychology, the University of Sheffield: @LevitaLiat

Lily Mott, Executive Assistant @The_NHSA/ Master of Public Health student at Uni of Sheffield: @_Raviolily

Lina Gega, University of York @UniOfYork

Linda Tinkler, NMAHP research lead @NewcastleHosps: @TinkleLin

Linda Vernon, Digital Clinical Lead, Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria @healthierLSC: @VernonLinda

Lindsay Sharples, @nwc_lindsay

Lis Boulton Rose, Research Fellow (University of Manchester)/ Healthy Ageing Research Group @HealthyAgeingR1: @DrLisBoulton

Lisa Anson, @RedxPharma

Lisa Butland, Active and Healthy Ageing Associate @The_NHSA / Chief Executive of Age UK (Calderdale & Kirklees) @AgeUKCK: @ButlandLisa

Lisa Guthrie, Associate Director of Nursing, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals: @lisaguthrie_406

Lisa McGarrigle, Research fellow interested in healthy ageing, falls prevention, frailty, dementia and patient-reported outcome measurement/ Healthy Ageing Research Group @HealthyAgeingR1: @mcgarrigle_lisa

Dr Lisa Mooney, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research & Innovation at Sheffield Hallam @SheffieldHallam: @drlisamooney

Lisa Richardson, NIHR Newcastle BRC @NIHRNewcBRC

Lisa Summons, Clinical Implementation Manager @OrchaHealth/ @DH_Schools  Programme Lead / Speech and Language Therapist: @_LizaSimmons

Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO & Co-Founder @OrchaHealth: @LizAshallPayne

Dr Liz Mear, Managing Director @LeedsAHP: @MearLiz

Liz Towns-Andrews OBE, Director of Research & Enterprise, University of Huddersfield and 3M Professor of Innovation: @townsandrews

Lorna Fraser, Director of the Martin House Research Centre @UoYMHRC at the university of York: @lornafraser10

Lorna Green, Director of Enterprise and Growth @innovationnwc: @LornaGreenNWC

Louisa Shilton, research + innovation development manager in applied health and social care @uniofyork: @DrLouisaShilton

Louise Butcher, Senior data scientist at STFC Hartree Centre: @PhysicsLou

Professor Louise Kenny, Pro Vice Chancellor, Health & Life Sciences @LivUni/ NHSA board member: @louiseckenny

Professor Louise Robinson: @LouiseProfessor

Lucía Pareja Cebrián, Microbiologist, director of infection prevention & control @NewcastleHosps: @ParejaCebrian

Lucy Bailey, @RWM_gdf_uk head of the RSO: @lefbailey1

Dr Lucy Gee, Post-doctoral research fellow in neurodegeneration: @Lucymgee

Lucy Patterson, Midwife at Newcastle Hospitals @NewcastleHosps: @_ilovelucyp_

Lucy Wales, Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Newcastle Hospitals @NewcastleHosps: @LucyWales2020

Lucy Williams, NHS communications @healthinnovmcr: @LWilliamsHInM

Lynn Rochester, NIHR Newcastle BRC @NIHRNewcBRC: @LynnRochester1

Professor Lynne Corner, Director of Voice, The UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing @UKNICAofficial


Mandalou: @mandalou172

Dr Mandy Dixon, Head of Corporate Engagement @The_NHSA; Trustee @_ncompass: @manydixon100

Manjusha Narayanan, NHS Consultant Microbiologist: @mnarayanam32

Dr Marilyn Comrie, The Blair Project @GetMeMotoring

Marina Pitsika, Neurosurgery Trainee North East @NHSHEE_NEY: @Marinapitsika

Mary Roberts

Maurya Cushlow, Executive Chief Nurse @NewcastleHosps: @MCushlow

Medina Inamdar, NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre @LeedsBRC

Meenakshi Choudhary, Fertility Consultant: @MeenaFertility

Melanie Radford RM PMA: @MellyMelly65

Melanie, Nurse: @JohnsonMelm

Mhairi Murdoch, Events and Visits Officer @The_NHSA

Dr Michelle Cowley, Nuclear scientist, Senior Research Manager at @rwm_gdf_uk: @shell_cowley

Miriam Lowes, NIHR Newcastle BRC @NIHRNewcBRC

Miss Mott, teacher at Grangetown Primary School @gtownprimary

Muzlifah Haniffa, Clinician scientist passionate about immunobiology & genomics/  NIHR Newcastle BRC @NIHRNewcBRC: @Muzz_Haniffa


Nadine Bleasby, Experienced Leadership Coach and organisation leader: @nadine_bleasby

Nana-Jane, Histopathology trained Biomedical Scientist/ PhD Student – Newcastle University: @enjywenjy

Nancy Preston, Division of Health Research, Lancaster University: @NancyPreston16

Naomi, Mixing psychology, technology, games, nature, research and enterprise to solve problems: @SocialNaomi

Dr Neda Mobasher, Material & nuclear scientist, Interim-Senior Research Manager @rwm_gdf_uk: @NedaMobasher

Mrs Nelson, teacher at Thorntree Academy @TrThorntree

Dr Janet Berrington, consultant neonatologist working at the RVI in Newcastle: @neonatalbiobank

Ngozi Lyn Cole, Deputy Chair App Committee, General Pharmaceutical Council; Trustee, STSFT NHS Foundation Trust: @LynCole65

Professor Dame Nicky Cullum, Applied health research, Prof of Nursing at Uni of Manchester, Director of @ARC_GM_: @nicolacullum

Nicola Beesley, Veterinary parasitologist working at Liverpool University: @njbeesley

Nicola Heron, Chief Business Officer Medicines Discovery Catapult @MedDiscCat: @herond4d

Dr Nicola Hutchinson, Chief Executive Officer at @AHSN_NENC: @NicolaWesley

Professor Nicola Wilson, Deputy Chief Executive @The_NHSA / Professor in Practice, Durham University: @NicWils68

Niki Sandman, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool @livuniHLS: @sandman_niki

Nikki Holdsworth, Project Lead at Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria @ahsn_nenc: @NikkiNewThnking


Odeth Richardson, Head OT The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust @NewcastleHosps: @OdethRichardson


Pam Shaw, Sheffield NIHR Biomedical Research Centre Manager @SheffieldBRC

Dr Paula Bennett, Assoc Director – Clinical Development #UMUnit @healthinnovmcr: @DrPaulaBennett

Paula Holland, Public health academic/social scientist: @DrPaulaHolland

Paula Wheeler, ARC North West coast equitable place based health & care theme manager: @thewheelers14

Pauline Whelan, Digital Health Lead: @CAMHS_Digital @HeRC_Tweets @cfhealthhub @Affigo_io Greater Manchester Mental Health & University of Manchester: @_PaulineWhelan

Perdita Barran, Mass Spectrometry, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology @UoMMIB: @PerditaB

Philippa Hedley-Takhar, @Devices4Dignity technology project manager: @piphedley

Poonam Singh, Lead Specialist Nurse, cultural Ambassador, Vice chair BAME Staff Network @ Newcastle upon Tyne Trust Hospital: @Poonams64655761


Rachael Gray, NIHR Newcastle BRC @NIHRNewcBRC

Rachel Agbeko, National Health Service participant: @RachelAgbeko

Rachel Churchill, Prof Evidence Synthesis, Mental Health Epidemiology @crd_york @uniofyork & Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Coordinating Editor @cochrane_ccmd: @ChurchillRachel

Rachel Curwen, research manager, University of York @UniOfYork: @rachel_curwen

Rachel Dunscombe, Visiting Prof ICL/CEO NHS DigitalAcademy/NCA NHS/UK AI Council: @ukpenguin

Rachel Dwyer, The University of Sheffield @sheffielduni

Rachel Joynes, Research, Innovation, Education, Quality Improvement | Data |#LHPSPARK #CivicDataCoop Dir. Liverpool Health Partners @LivHPartners: @research_ramble

Rachel Meacock, Health economist @HOPE_UoM, The University of Manchester: @RachelMeacock

Rachel Moser, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust @allofusinmind

Rachel Parkes, University of Liverpool @LivUni

Dr Rachel Shelmerdine, @Yourgene_Health

Rachel Thompson, UoM. Reseach Data. Project Manager: @rachel_e_t

Rebecca Craig, Midwife and Continuity of carer project lead, Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT @NorthumbriaNHS:  @becfleur

Richelle Schuster: @Fidgeridoo

Roisin Stout   

Dr Rosie Hibberd, Senior Research Manager at @RWM_gdf_uk

Rowena Sellens, Econic Technologies @EconicTech

Roz Davies, MD @wearemhabitat @mindwellleeds NED @DarnallWB MBA FRSA: @roz_davies

Ruth Boston, Communications Manager @The_NHSA and @AHSN_NENC: @Ruth_LawsonPR

Ruth Hannan, Transform Programme Manager @TheRSAorg: @HannanRuth

Ruth Norris, Head of digital strategy Partnerships for @manchesterBRC & @herc_tweets / Founder of @teamsbuild: @Ruthlady

Ruth Roberts, @ApconiXLtd/ Driving drug discovery and development @unibirmingham


Sabine Flitsch: @FlitschSabine

Sadaf Iqbal

Saima Ahmed, Healthy Ageing Research Group @HealthyAgeingR1: @Saims

Sally Johnson, Paediatric Nephrologist: @docsallyj

Sally Sheard, Health and social policy historian at the University of Liverpool @HealthHistLiv: @SallyBSheard

Sally Thompson, Principal Research Manager and Team Leader for @rwm_gdf_uk’s Geoscience Team

Salma Yasmeen, nurse & director of strategy & change at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust @allofusinmind: @SalmaYasmeen_1

Sammy Waite, NIHR Newcastle BRC @NIHRNewcBRC / PhD student: @waite_sammy

Sandra Bucci, NIHR Research Professor / Clinical Psychologist: @sbucci76

Dr Saneeya Qureshi, Head of #ResearcherDevelopment & #ResearchCulture @LivUni: @SaneeyaQ

Sarah Allinson, working on genome stability at Lancaster University: @AllinsonLab

Sarah Arrowsmith, postdoc @LivUni: @DrSArrowsmith

Sarah Bellhouse, PhD researcher @OfficialUoM @ManHealthPsych: @sarah_sbells

Sarah Black, Event Manager at Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria @ahsn_nenc: @saztaz11

Sarah Brearley, Researcher and senior lecturer in Palliative Care: @drsarahbrearley

Sarah Cartmell, Professor of Bioengineering at The University of Manchester. Head of Biomaterials Research Group: @sespops

Sarah Coupland, Pathologist; cancer and vision researcher: @SarahCoupland3

Sarah Daniel, research team at Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust @TEWVresearch: @SarahDaniel21

Sarah Harris, University of Leeds @UniversityLeeds

Professor Sarah Heath, Prof of Nuclear Chemistry @UoM_MACE / RSO training lead and PI of the @GREENCDT @RSO_GDF_UK

Sarah Jackson, Director of Research Partnerships & Innovation @livuniresthemes @LivUni: @Sarah_Jackson

Sarah Rendall, Digital Communications Manager at Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria @ahsn_nenc: @smrendall

Dr Sarah Staniland, Reader in Chemistry @sheffunistaff

Sarah Thew, Senior user researcher, UX lecturer, health informatics, bioinformatics, @oht_manchester organiser: @Sarri

Sarah Tooze: @tooze_s

Sarah Tulip, cofounder @WILD_igital, Head of Digital Transformation @BJSSLtd: @SarahTulip

Sheila Payne, Palliative care researcher: @SheilaPayne1

Sheinaz Stansfield, Managing Partner: OTRR-MG. Development Advisor: nhse: @sheinazs

Sherry Kothari, Director, Health Innovation Campus, Lancaster University: @SherryKothari

Shirley Hannan, Strategy, Planning and Performance Manager at The University of Manchester: @ShirleyHannan

Siobhan Muthiah 

Sonia: @srochaliv

Sophia Ananiadou, Natural language processing, biomedical text mining: @SAnaniadou

Dr Sophie Wickham; PhD Msc BSc (Hons); Wellcome Trust Research Fellow: @SL_Wickham

Dr Sorrel Burden, Research Dietitian School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester & Salford Royal Foundation Trust/ Healthy Ageing Research Group @HealthyAgeingR1: @sorrelburden

Stella James

Steph Edusei, CEO @stoswaldsuk: @StephEdusei

Steph Prady, Social epidemiologist in mental health at the University of York: @PradySteph

Dr Steph Steels, Manchester Metropolitan University @ManMetUni

Subha Thiyagesh, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust @allofusinmind

Sue Barton, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust @allofusinmind: @barnsleybart

Sue Capstick, Registered Nurse, Queens Nurse: @thinkingtime

Sue Hart, Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria @AHSN_NENC

Sue Hartley, Ecologist working on environmental sustainability, climate change, and food security: @profSueHartley

SueR: @r_renforth

Suzanne Hodge, Social scientist, mental health researcher and trainer of clinical psychologists: @suzannemhodge

Suzanne Robinson, Exec Director of Finance & IM&T @GMMH_NHS: @suzanneFINANCE


Teresa Jennings, Chief Executive Officer @_ncompass: @Teresancompass

Teri Bayliss, Newcastle Hospitals Charity Director @Newcastle_NHS: @TeriBayliss

Tiffany Thorn, Founder and CEO of BiVictriX Therapeutics: @TiffanyThorn18


Vanessa Nolan, Administrative Officer @The_NHSA

Vee Mapunde, Programme Manager for NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative: @trailblazer1980

Venia Giannakaki, neurosurgery trainee: @venia_g

Dr Vicky Savage, Head of Biology Infex Therapeutics Ltd @INFEX_TX: @TordiSav

Vicky Thomas, Paediatrician and breastfeeding expert @NewcastleHosps/ Co-founder of @HIFN12/ published poet: @LittleDoctorVic

Victoria Betton, MD PeopleDotCom/ CInO @Mindwave_ / Founder @wearemhabitat @cospacenorthHQ: @VictoriaBetton

Victoria Masso, Behaviour Hackers @BehaviourHacker

Violaine See, Senior lecturer in Cell Biology and adept of cell imaging: @ViolaineSee


Professor Wendy Baird, Professor of Health Services Research at The University of Sheffield @sheffielduni, Director of NIHR Research Design Service for Yorkshire @NIHR_RDSYHand the Humber: @baird_wo

Wendy Tindale, Professor of Medical Physics: @WendyT_99

Wing-Sum Lao, NE Neurosurgery Trainee: @WingSum_Lao


Yvonne Birks, applied health and social care researcher: @birksyvonne

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