RDF19 Speaker Details
The NHS R&D Forum are delighted to announce the following speakers for RDF19, The 2019 Annual NHS R&D Forum. RDF19 will be held at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton from the 12th-14th May 2019. The Annual NHS R&D Forum is one of the largest gatherings of R&D Directors, Managers, Administrators and related functions in the UK. RDF18 saw over 600 people attend the 2 day conference with 60 speakers, over 60 posters and more than 20 exhibitors.
Job Title: Director
Organisation: Wales School for Social Care Research
Fiona Verity’s work life, which has spanned both practice and academia, began in Adelaide, Australia in the early 1980s. A social worker who has worked primarily in community development, Fiona has worked in local government, community health and been an active volunteer. In 2000, after gaining a PhD in Sociology, she moved to work in university settings and taught community development, social planning and social policy. She was Dean of the School for Social and Policy Studies, Flinders University, South Australia (2011-2013). In 2014 she volunteered in Indonesia as part of an Australian Government Overseas Volunteer program.
Her research and publications have focused on community development and prevention, and include research into the impacts of risk management on community development and the third sector, community capacity building, obesity prevention and community impacts of closure of manufacturing industry. She is co-author of a number of commissioned publications about community participation in health and social services. She moved to Wales in 2016 and is the Director of the Wales School for Social Care Research and Professor of Social Work and Social Care, Swansea University. Fiona is the PI for a current community mental health project in Uganda, in collaboration with Ugandan partners and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine funded by MRC, Wellcome Trust and NIHR.