Lynn May is a former award winning journalist who has specialised for more than 20 years in NHS communications and marketing. She works at both strategic and operational level with organisations in the acute, mental health and primary care sectors. She has unparalleled expertise in reputation and crisis management, stakeholder communications and engagement, campaign planning and execution and media handling and training. She has created and implemented multimedia strategies for scores of public consultation and engagement exercises involving clinical service reviews, mergers, foundation trust applications and major service developments.
Mr Mark Prescott is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the College of Emergency Medicine. He is a Consultant and Clinical lead in Emergency medicine at the Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust in Shropshire. He has a particular interest both in the management of Trauma and Disaster Medicine and has been involved in developing systems of Trauma care for many years. Dr Prescott worked extensively in Sarajevo during the conflict there and also worked providing medical support to the Kurdish refugees on the Iran Iraq border after the first Gulf war.
Born in France, Professor Bertrand Taithe studied at the Sorbonne with Professor Francois Crouzet and began his career as a historian of urban sociology. He later moved into the history of medicine and is particularly interested in the history of humanitarian aid. Professor in Cultural History at the University of Manchester, Bertrand Taithe is a prolific author, Editor of the European Review of History, and Executive Director of the Humanitarian and Conflict Institute (HCRI) at the University of Manchester. HCRI combines the research interests of colleagues in the humanities and opens a dialogue with humanitarian workers and medical practitioners.
Together with Tony Redmond and Mark Prescott, Philip Shuker is an original Trustee of UK Med (as well as its predecessor SMART). As a solicitor (with nearly 40 years in legal practice), business consultant and freelance journalist he provides a variety of administrative, management & “non-medical” skills. He mentors and lectures for East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and is a North West Business Angel. Hobbies include singing, theatre, travel and dog walking.
Professor Alistair Ulph is an environmental economist, and has held a number of senior management posts in Higher Education (Deputy Vice-Chancellor University of Southampton 1995-2001, Vice-President and Dean of Faculty of Humanities, University of Manchester 2004-2010). After retiring in September 2010 he now works part-time as Assistant Vice-President of the University of Manchester and as a Research Professor in the Sustainable Consumption Institute at that university. He is Deputy Pro-Chancellor and a member of Council at the University of Keele, chairs the Board of Manchester University Press, and is a member of the Financial Sustainability Strategy Group at the Higher Education Funding Council for England.