ACADEMY SPONSORSHIP AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Previously manager of a qualifications authority, Sarah Gillett has been Neurology Academy's Managing Director for 15 years. With over 23 years’ experience of event management and educational development, she has specialised in courses designed to maximise beneficial impact on the NHS.
Sarah has taken Neurology Academy from a collection of courses in Parkinson’s to a company that spans multiple neurological conditions, including multiple sclerosis (MS), dementia and Parkinson's, and which has supported graduates in developing thematic specialist courses such as for Neuropharmacy and Palliative Care.
Sarah has also expanded the reach of Neurology Academy, taking the MasterClass model to an international audience, recently delivering tailored MS programmes for neurologists in Egypt and for pharmacists in Saudi Arabia. During the pandemic Sarah quickly moved the Academy's educational offerings first to a virtual platform with a plethora of live webinar material, and then to a new hybrid model of course delivery spanning virtual and in-person attendance.
Under her leadership, Neurology Academy is moving from strength to strength with a responsive educational model and new disease area courses in the pipeline.
Director of operations and intelligence
Director OF POLICY AND COMPLIANCE
Jamie is the Neurology Academy’s Director of operations and intelligence. Jamie’s background is predominantly in the legal field, working for national and international clients. He brings a varied skill set including, contract management, dispute resolution and legal drafting.
Office & Events Manager
MASTERCLASS & WEBINAR ENQUIRIES
Hugh joined the Academy in January 2020 as Office & Events Manager. A Hospitality graduate, Hugh has previously worked in the hotel industry and has a wealth of experience in organising and running events. He is the first point of contact for people interested in our MasterClass courses.
Project Support Officer
MS RAISING THE BAR, MS LEADERSHIP MASTERCLASS & WEBINARS
Originally from a scientific research background, Arthi is a PhD graduate in Chemical Engineering who dabbled in events organisation during her studies and developed a passion for it. As Project Support Officer, Arthi is able to utilise both soft and hard skills obtained during her time in academia in order to support further training of health and care professionals at the Academy. Currently her focuses lie mainly within the MS Academy, including the Raising the Bar initiative, MS Leadership and webinar-based training programmes.
Website and Media Manager
DESIGN, MEDIA, PROMOTIONAL AND WEBSITE ENQUIRIES
Johanna joined us in 2018 as a Media Coordinator. Originally from Germany, she studied Communication Design in Hamburg. She brings a range of skills to the Neurology Academy, such as graphic design, website administration and email marketing and is the GDPR officer for the company.
Website and Media Administrator
DESIGN, MEDIA, PROMOTIONAL AND WEBSITE ENQUIRIES
Emily recently joined us in August 2020 as a website and media administrator. A First Class Business Management graduate, her passion lies in technology and she brings to the Academy a number of years’ experience in website and creative design related roles.
Interim Head of Parkinson’s Academy
PARKINSON’S ACADEMY ENQUIRIES
Having been responsible for leading the coordination of activities across the UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network, bringing together the professional community, Parkinson’s UK resources and the voice of people affected by Parkinson’s to drive sustainable improvements in Parkinson’s care Daiga left the charity in October 2019 to develop her knowledge and practice in mindfulness, enrolling with the British Mindfulness Institute and completing the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme... read more
Jon originally trained as a Registered Nurse for the Mentally Handicapped. After qualifying he worked for two years on the Habilitation Unit preparing people for life outside the hospital environment. Having a strong interest in making music Jon took a Diploma in Audio Engineering and decided to change career. He has since spent 28 years working in the live event industry, both nationally and internationally. He started working with the Parkinson’s Academy in 2004 while managing the South West Branch of an Audio Visual Company. Apart from a short break while he built his house, he has been working with the Academy ever since. Jon currently spends his time as a Theatre Technician at Truro College and freelance Audio Visual Technician.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND PROJECT COORDINATOR
With a background in neurology informed by working alongside patients, clinicians and the voluntary sector, Charlie’s experience in this field has been broad. Initially working in event management and communications and later moving into research and service development, she has also mentored charities and produced bespoke training packages. She has spoken at educational events, contributed to several academic articles, and currently supports the Neurology Academy as a health writer.