Churchill Emeofa joined the Centre for Implementation Science, Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London as business support administrator. He is a network engineer with a wealth of transferable knowledge gained in information technology, business and health sectors. He is a proven team player and he can balance multiple competing priorities to achieve strict deadlines.
Naomi is a director of Clearly Agile Ltd and co-founder of Mind Mentor International. She is a senior change consultant and learning & development specialist with experience at all stages of the project lifecycle from stakeholder analysis and business requirement gathering, through development and testing to staff training and implementation support.
From solution-focused strategy sessions to longer term projects, she provides consultancy and executive coaching to forward-thinking organisational leaders who wish to improve technology and processes while enhancing mental health, resilience, self-efficacy, emotional intelligence and wellbeing in their staff.
Naomi has experience of both Agile and Waterfall approaches to project implementations in public and private sector organisations from small entrepreneurial start-ups to large, multi-national corporations.
Currently finalising an MSc thesis in Applied Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience at King’s College London, she is focusing on implementing organisational interventions to reduce prenatal maternal stress in the workplace.
Naomi is also researching practical applications of neuroscience to enhance the three pillars of change management; people, processes and technology.
Michele is a communications Manager at NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South London where she job shares the role with Nick Sarson. Together they manage the ARC’s communications channels including the newsletter, blog, Twitter account@ARC_S_L and website www.arc-sl.nihr.ac.uk/ They produce marketing material, the annual report to the NIHR and organise events, as well as supporting and advising researchers on effective communications.
Michele previously worked at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in the communications team for eight years leading on internal communications including writing and editing the staff newsletter, intranet news, writing staff features for the community magazine ‘The GiST’, managing campaigns and organising events. Her previous roles were in the not-for-profit sector including Mencap, Crimestoppers and the Consumers’ Association where she worked with policy teams to promote campaigns to the media. Michele has a PG Dip in public relations from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. She has an interest in improving communications and using plain English to promote health and care services research to a variety of audiences.
Nick joined the ARC South London team in January 2016, where he job shares with Michele Harris-Tafri. Together they manage the ARC’s communications channels, including newsletter, blog, Twitter account @ARC_S_L and website. They also promote the ARC’s education activities and advise on its wider communications and engagement strategies. Nick has more than 15 years’ editorial and communications experience in publishing and higher education. Before joining ARC South London, Nick worked at Queen Mary University of London for four years, where he was based in the PR team. He worked on publications, websites, led on the development of a content strategy, and developed case studies of impactful research.