The Chief Scientific Officer’s WISE Fellowship Programme for NHS England fellows 2017-2018.
In the second year of the Chief Scientific Officer’s WISE Fellowship, we appointed four Fellows – Dr Jo Horne, Dr Lisa Ayers, Dr Michelle Foster and Zoe Clarke. Since the beginning of their Fellowship, all four Fellows have gained the skills and confidence to undertake new, exciting opportunities.
You can read more about the Fellows below.
Dr Lisa Ayers
Principal Clinical Scientist – Immunology, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Having started my career in cancer immunology research, I was keen to apply for a training programme as a clinical scientist in immunology to see how this research could be translated into a clinical setting and benefit patient outcomes. After completing my training I was fortunate to be awarded one of the first CSO NIHR research fellowships which allowed me to undertake a PhD part-time whilst continuing with my clinical career...
Dr Michelle Foster
Clinical Scientist – Audiology, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
I believe in empowering and working in partnership with families so that we journey together in achieving the highest possible level of care. To this end throughout my career I have delivered outstanding patient care and as my abilities have grown I have been able to establish across the trust inter disciplinary networks to enhance the care we deliver to children and improving the communication and referral pathways....
Environmental Controls Lead, Assistive Technology Clinical Specialist, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Having graduated from Cardiff University in 2001 with a first class honours degree in Integrated Engineering I was motivated to pursue a career using my engineering skills within Healthcare and so became a State Registered Clinical Scientist. The focus of my career has been on using my skills to enable individuals with severe physical disabilities to achieve independence and an improved quality of life....
Dr Joanne Horne
Advanced Practitioner Healthcare Scientist – Histopathology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
I am an Advanced Practitioner Healthcare Scientist in Cellular Pathology at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. I specialise in specimen dissection and reporting, focusing on gastrointestinal/hepatobiliary histopathology. In 2015, I was awarded a Professional Doctorate in Health Science for my research on improving histopathological colorectal cancer staging...