Dr Bryan Griffiths is a business consultant with international experience in healthcare and medical devices including strategy, clinical research and innovation, business development, project management, software and App development and customer service. Bryan spent 15 years at ConvaTec involved in the design and development of medical devices from inception to launch, achieving successful global commercialisation of a number of wound care products and is named inventor on over 25 patents. Bryan then spent over 9 years in the NHS working in various Innovation roles across the Northwest of England, including running the Smart Solutions programme which focused on infection prevention innovations for use within hospitals. Bryan has assisted 100’s of companies in various business support roles since 2007. Now BG Healthcare is looking to support those who wish to engage in the healthcare market with consultancy services tailored to the needs of your organisation. He is keen to engage with innovations in AI, VR, Digital Health, Wound Care, Infection Control and Mental Health. When not reading business books he enjoys walking – after successfully completing the Welsh Coastal Path last year he has now embarked on the Offa’s Dyke Path.
Mary initially trained as a nurse working extensively in both the private and public sectors prior to moving into management and research. Managing the Research and Clinical Audit department at the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust for 13 years, she reviewed and oversaw many national, multi-site clinical trials and research projects. Having worked for over twenty years with people with dementia, Mary decided to leave the NHS and establish Memcheck – a cognitive screening service for people experiencing Mild Cognitive Impairment and dementia. During this time, she also worked for Care Quality Commission (CQC) as a Special Advisor (Mental Health) on hospital inspections. she undertook this role for 4 years and was required to oversee and objectively evaluate the effectiveness of Risk and Governance frameworks in healthcare across England. These evaluations of systems management included documentation, processes and outcomes in both Acute and Community Trusts, Private and NHS sectors.
With specific interests specialising on neurocognitive impairment and its impact on the ageing brain, Mary has obtained funding from Department of Transport and is currently researching the effect of cognitive impairment in the older driver. She also sits on the Secretary of State for Transport’s Honorary Medical Advisory Panel on Driving and Psychiatric Disorders. Other research interests include Stroke and neuroplasticity, Dementia, App development and the impact of Virtual Reality on the impaired brain.In her spare time Mary pursues the search and appreciation of fine wines and the impact this has on the ageing brain! She also strives for cognitive stimulation in the form of theatre and films, and engages in long walks in the hope of maximising neuroplasticity and achieving eternal youth!
Emma Malpeli is a Registered Nurse with strong background in Healthcare Innovation, having worked for over 14 years in this field. During this time Emma has worked on regional and national innovation programmes in the UK. Working with SMEs developing innovative solutions and health care organisations on their innovation agenda. Emma has experience of working across a number of regional UK organisations including commissioning organisations, hospitals and dedicated innovation services. In addition to a qualification in Nursing, Emma has post graduate qualifications in both Management and Leadership.
More recently, for BG Healthcare, Emma has been working with European SMEs interested in understanding and accessing the UK healthcare market.
In her spare time Emma can be found outdoors; walking, camping or on the beach!
Kia Prescott is a Biomedical Science undergraduate with experience both in the private and public health sector, most recently in Public Health Wales Microbiology. Kia’s experience involves working in the research and development of new technology, analysis and diagnosis of patient laboratory specimens and antibiotic sensitivity testing, project management and team development.
At BG Healthcare Kia provides assistance with new market assessments, identification of lead competitors and key decision makers within each market. Providing a route to market and guidance on engagement with potential end users, market research and constructing databases of key contacts to enable successful access into the UK healthcare market. In Her free time Kia enjoys, going on holidays, yoga and dog walking.