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Dr Kieran Doran

Dr Kieran Doran, LL.M, LL. D, Solicitor

Kieran has worked as an Assistant In-House Attorney in a Chicago Hospital, a Medico-Legal Consultant in an Insurance Company in London, and a Solicitor in specialising in Medical Law in Ireland.

More recently, Kieran was Senior Healthcare Ethics Lecturer in University College Cork in Ireland, an Associate Lecturer in Medical Ethics and Legal Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Surgeons, and the Law Society of Ireland. Also Kieran acted as Chair of the Irish College of General Practitioners Research Ethics Committee, as well as ethical and legal advisor to the Clinical Research Ethics Committee for the Cork Teaching Hospitals.

On returning to the UK in July 2017, Kieran was appointed Legal Services Manager at Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust, acting as Trust Solicitor. In this role Kieran managed Legal Claims and Inquests, reviewed and redrafted the Trust’s Clinical Policies for example, on Duty of Candour, Consent to Treatment, and Claims Management.

In addition, Kieran acted as ethical And legal advisor to the Trust’s Research and Development Council. Kieran was also involved in Medical Ethics and Legal Medicine Training for Foundation Doctors as well as providing the Trust’s Workplace Investigation Training Programme (Professionalism and Fitness to Practice) for Trust Management and Staff.

Kieran is now the Professional Development & Welfare Lead at the School of Medicine at the University of Sunderland. In this role Kieran co-ordinates and delivers the Ethics Law Professionalism Training across the Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellbeing, as well as being involved in Foundation Year Training at both South Shields and Sunderland NHS Trusts.

Also in this role Kieran co-ordinates Student Welfare in the School of Medicine, by managing and overseeing the access to Student Support Services by Medical Students, for example under the Reasonable Adjustment and Referral of Medical Students to Student Support Services Policies.

Mr Christopher Hampson

Christopher Hampson joined Scottish Ballet as Artistic Director in 2012, and was appointed CEO/Artistic Director in 2015.

Christopher trained at the Royal Ballet Schools. His choreographic work began there and continued while he danced with English National Ballet (ENB), for whom he created numerous award-winning works, including Double Concerto, which won a National Dance Award, Perpetuum Mobile and The Nutcracker. Christopher’s production of Romeo and Juliet, created for the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB), was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Production. Also for RNZB, his Cinderella was hailed as Best New Production by the New Zealand Herald and televised by TVNZ in 2009.

ther commissions include: Sinfonietta Giocosa (Atlanta Ballet and ENB); Dear Norman (Royal Ballet); Sextet (Ballet Black); Silhouette (RNZB); Rite of Spring (Atlanta Ballet); Storyville (Ballet Black), which was nominated for a National Dance Award; and Hansel and Gretel (Scottish Ballet). His latest work, The Snow Queen will premiere with Scottish Ballet in December 2019 to conclude the company’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Since Christopher joined Scottish Ballet, the company has performed across the world including at the Kennedy Center, the Royal Opera House and the Maryinsky Theatre. He has brought some of the most sought-after dance creators to work with Scottish Ballet, including Crystal Pite, David Dawson, Javier de Frutos, Helen Pickett and Matthew Bourne, while developing in-house talent through choreographic initiatives. In 2017, he curated the world’s first Digital Season for Scottish Ballet – a new programme of dance to be experienced through digital platforms. He has also established a Dancer’s Education Group to help dancers receive structured training in community engagement and teaching while pursuing their stage careers, and is a passionate advocate for dancer career transition.

Beyond Scottish Ballet, Christopher gave a talk on ‘Creative Thinking’ as part of TEDx Glasgow and developed the inaugural Young Rural Retreat for Aspiring Leaders, in association with Dance East. Christopher is co-founder of the International Ballet Masterclasses in Prague, has been a guest teacher for many major international companies and his work now forms part of the Solo Seal Award for the Royal Academy of Dance. In 2018, Christopher joined the Boards of Central School of Ballet and Ballet Black, and in 2019 he completed an MBA for the Creative Industries with Ashridge Business School.

Dr John Frain

Dr John Frain Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Skills, Graduate Entry Medicine, University of Nottingham (Teaching & Learning family); GP Partner, Derby.

Academic interests include the evidence base for the history and physical examination. I have travelled in the United States visiting Clinical Skills departments and discussed professionalism issues from around the world. I have regularly presented work on Clinical Skills themes at the Prato Conference, Italy.

Co-editor and author of ABC of Clinical Reasoning (2016); Co-editor and author for ABCs of Clinical Communication and Clinical Professionalism (Highly Commended, BMA Book Awards, 2018). Recipient of University of Nottingham’s School of Medicine ‘Above and Beyond’ Award for Teaching, 2017. Work-life balance facilitated by family, Liverpool FC, live music, regular travel and reading history.