Gareth Presch, Founder and CEO of the World Health Innovation Summit, Expert Lead SDG3 UNGSII Foundation, Founder, Global Social Prescribing Alliance and Member of Pope Francis Vatican COVID-19 Commission.
James Sanderson, Director of Personalised Care at NHS England and NHS Improvement where he leads on a range of programmes that are supporting people to have greater choice and control over their health and wellbeing. James also became the CEO to the National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) in 2019 where James leads on creating partnerships, across the arts, health, sports, leisure, and the natural environment, alongside other aspects of our lives, to promote health and wellbeing at a national and local level. View the NASP strategy here.
Dr Bogdan Chiva Giurca, Founder and Chair of the NHS Social Prescribing Champion Scheme (2016-2021) consisting of thousands of UK junior doctors and medical students. Over a four-year period, the scheme has delivered over 700 teaching sessions in all UK medical schools, as well as developing a National Consensus for Teaching Social Prescribing.
Rob Moodie, Deputy Head and Professor of Public Health at the Melbourne School Population and Global Health and at the University of Malawi. Rob worked in refugee health care in the Sudan for Save the Children fund and Médecins Sans Frontieres, then for Congress, the Aboriginal community-controlled health service in Alice Springs. He worked for many years on HIV prevention for the Burnet Institute, WHO and was the inaugural director of Country Programs for UNAIDS. He was CEO of VicHealth from 1998-2007 and from 2008-2011 he chaired the National Preventative Health Taskforce. He advises WHO on the prevention of non-communicable diseases.
Mark Morgan, Professor of general practice at Bond University in the Gold Coast, Australia. After training and working briefly as a GP in UK, Mark has more than 20 years’ Australian experience working in rural, regional, and urban general practice. He is chair of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Expert Committee for Quality Care where he advises on healthcare policy and the development of guidelines.
Charlotte Hespe, Associate Professor and Head of General Practice and Primary Care Research for University of Notre Dame, Australia, School of Medicine, Sydney. Charlotte also works part time in clinical General Practice in Inner City Glebe as a Principal of a 19 Dr Group Practice.
Jasmine Davis is a Doctor of Medicine student at the University of Melbourne. In 2021 she will be completing her Master of Public Health as part of the MD/MPH programme at the University of Melbourne. Jasmine holds a current position on the Australian Medical Students Association (AMSA) National Executive as the National Projects Officer.
Grace Newman is a medical student at The University of Melbourne, currently completing a Master of Public Health as part of the MD./MPH programme at the University of Melbourne. She is the chair of the UMMSS Global Health Collective. Grace is passionate about the future of Social Prescribing in holistic healthcare and addressing the social determinants of health.
Siân Slade is a UK-trained pharmacist with 20+ years in design, development and delivery of capability platforms at global and regional level (research, development, commercial settings) managing global teams based in the UK, France, USA and Australia. With an MBA from Imperial College London and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Siân recently completed the Master of Public Health program at the University of Melbourne.