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: Paediatric Clinical Research Nurse
Organisation: Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Vivien Richmond qualified as a Registered Paediatric Nurse in Glasgow in 1998 and now has over 20 years’ experience working as a paediatric and neonatal nurse. She first worked in Birmingham Children’s Hospital in paediatric neurosurgery before travelling overseas to Australia in 2003 to work in general paediatrics and neonatal intensive care. On return home to the UK she obtained her Bsc (Hons) in Neonatal intensive care/ dimensions in health care and continued working in neonatal intensive care from 2006 until 2016 at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Lincoln County Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital NICU. Combining nursing and Vivien’s interest in science, it was a perfect opportunity to change over to Paediatric and Neonatal Research Nursing, obtaining that post at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (RACH), Brighton, in 2016 and has continued to keep up her Neonatal Intensive Care skills by working agency/ bank shifts. Within the research department, Vivien has been keen to encourage student nurses to work alongside them, she feels strongly that it is important that the next generation of nurses are involved in and aware of research. She also set up the research link nurse group in RACH to enhance communication and promote research across the trust