Black Health Professionals: Stories in Healthcare

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Pathways into healthcare. Hear personal stories from four women working in different areas of healthcare.

About this event

Bringing together healthcare professionals in our community.

Join us for our first virtual meet up for health care professionals. In this event four incredible women working in different areas of healthcare will share their stories, trials and triumphs in an informal and interactive session. Meet them below!

You’ll also have the opportunity to network with others in your field and make new connections.

If you’re a black professional working in Healthcare, at any level, in a clinical or non-clinical role join this event to meet new peers but also share your experiences.

Date: Thursday 21st July

Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm BST

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Dr. Carika Weldon

Dr. Carika is a Bermudian biochemist. Dr. Weldon founded the Bermuda Principles Foundation (BPF) in 2016 to make a worthwhile contribution to Bermudian society in both the education and science tourism sector. In 2015, Dr Weldon became the youngest full-time Lecturer in Biomedical and Medical Sciences at De Montfort University in the UK. In November 2018, Dr. Weldon went back into full-time research, working as a Research Scientist within the Oxford Genomics Centre at the University of Oxford. In April 2020, called by the Bermuda Government, Dr Weldon came back to Bermuda to expand testing capacity for COVID-19. Dr Weldon was successful in creating the new government lab, MDL, which allowed for wider community testing, opening back up the economy, and re-opening of the airport and tourism sector. For this work Dr Weldon was granted a Queen’s Certificate & Badge of Honour inNovember 2020 for her contribution to the Bermuda pandemic response.

Nicole Elkins

Nicole is the Service Manager for Critical Care at St George’s University Hospital and the Interim South West London Adult Critical Care Network Manager. Nicole has a passion for ensuring voices are heard. She served on the Committee of the Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust BAME Staff Network as the Events Officer, established the first Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS) Trainee Networking Forum in the East of England, and was part of the team driving forward the GMTS Inclusion Forum along other equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Maxine Semple

Maxine is a senior Clinical Embryologist and the Lead Clinical scientist for the newly developed Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation (OTC) service for young women and children suffering with Cancer within Guys, and Evelina.

She started her career as a researcher into Reproductive toxicology working with one of the largest pharmaceutical companies (Glaxo-Wellcome) and then developed a passion in transferring these skills and passion to helping infertile patients with a speciality in Pre-genetic diagnosis (PGD). From this role she headed the development of expanding an inclusive service to cancer patients with the OTC service. With an evolving curiosity in looking out for the welfare of colleagues, she joined the EDI group as an EDI Agent, became a well-being champion, and is currently enrolled on the NHS leadership course where she hopes to change the work culture to be more inclusive to all.

Gabriella Otim-Oyet

Gabriella is the Chief Activator for BYPeers Healthcare Professionals. She’s also the Population Health Project Manager for University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.

She studied BSc Biomedical Science at the undergrad level with a view of completing a Postgrad and working clinically in the NHS. During this time, she heard about the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme and successfully landed the role completing three placements under the scheme and is now in post within the strategy team focusing on population health objectives.

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