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Speakers of the Avicenna Project Lecture Series

Healthcare and Medicine Series


Professor Kathy Pritchard-Jones

One of the UK's foremost experts in childhood cancer, and programme director for cancer at University College London (UCL), UK lead within the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) and Vice Chairman of SIOP Europe. She has been a consultant in the field for 20 years and heads a laboratory for research into the molecular biology of renal tumours


Dr Penelope Brock

Consultant Paediatric Oncologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at GOSH and University College London Hospital. She is currently President of the European neuroblastoma group SIOPEN and a medical trustee for a number of charities and on the editorial board of Coping with Cancer in the 21st Century. She is UK Chief Investigator for a number of international clinical trials, including the European High-Risk Neuroblastoma Trial.


Mr Keyoumars Ashkan

Mr. Ashkan was appointed as a consultant neurosurgeon at Kings College Hospital and the lead clinician for Neuro-oncology as well as an honorary senior lecturer at Kings College London in 2007. Mr. Ashkan has won over 20 undergraduate and postgraduate prizes and scholarships. He has chaired, attended or presented papers in over 80 national and international meetings. He has published over 160 full papers, abstracts and book chapters.


Healthcare Innovation Series


Stephen Featherstone

Managing Director of LDY and maintains a hands-on involvement of the company’s major healthcare projects, such as Great Ormond Street Hospital project, and all master planning projects nationally and internationally.


Robert Etchell

Practice Director who specialises in clinical planning. He was the clinical lead on the Great Ormond Street project, from concept to handover, and many other healthcare projects at LDY.


Mark Gage

Project Architect on the Great Ormond Street Hospital project. He has had the challenging role of developing and delivering LDY's unique climatic design and clinical function into a world class exemplar building exceeding Client expectations.

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