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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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David Birch

Job Title: Executive Coach and Organisation Consultant
Organisation: Ashridge Business School


David is an executive coach and organisation consultant with over 30 years’ international experience of public, private and not-for-profit organisations.

Since 2009 he has been a core member of the team at Ashridge Business School working with NIHR, coaching and consulting to individual leaders, teams and collaborations of R&D leaders and clinical researchers in NHS Trusts and associated academic institutions. Other health sector clients include British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, ICRC, numerous NHS Trusts, SHAs and Clinical Commissioning Groups, Pfizer, Plan International, Royal College of Nursing and the World Health Organisation.

In 2015 he was a member of the small team who won the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Gold Award for their work within the NHS R&D community, commissioned over a four-year period by NIHR.

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