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2017 Speakers & Chairs

The NHS R&D Forum are pleased to announce that the following speakers will be presenting sessions at the 2017 Annual NHS R&D Forum Conference in Manchester on the 15th & 16th May 2017.

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Phil McEvoy

Job Title: Managing Director
Organisation: Six Degrees Social Enterprise


Phil McEvoy (PhD, RMN) – Managing Director Six Degrees Social Enterprise CIC

I am the Managing Director of Six Degrees Social Enterprise, a Community Interest Company based in Salford. In 30 years of work as a Mental Health Nurse I have worked across the full range of services in primary and secondary care, as a front-line clinician and manager. Throughout this time, I have maintained active research interest, which focuses upon the development of relationally-centred approaches to service delivery, based on the psychodynamically informed principles of care.


  • Member of INTERDEM pan-European network of researchers collaborating in research on and dissemination of Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia
  • Member of the Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria Clinical Senate
  • Trustee of charity the Transform Research Alliance
  • Author of more than 30 published articles and book chapters

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