Distinguished Professor Lynn Kemp, Director of Translational Research and Social Innovation (TReSI) Group
Lynn Kemp is a Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University and is recognised as an international leader in the field of early childhood interventions in primary and community health and translational research. Her local, national and international research in early childhood is bringing quality evidence-based early intervention programs to families with young children in need of extra support. Lynn’s work is leading translation of research findings into population-scale programs. Through the MECSH program, nurses working with families have, as described by one nurse, “a great opportunity to facilitate some changes, empower families to find a way forward that might be different from their past.”
Dr Sharin Baldwin Senior Health Visitor Research Lead, IHV/MECSH Adjunct Fellow, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University
Sharin is a trained nurse, midwife and health visitor with over 26 years of experience working in the NHS. Sharin completed her PhD at King’s College London in September 2020 as part of an NIHR Clinical Doctoral Fellowship and remains the only health visitor in the UK to be awarded this fellowship. Sharin is passionate about increasing research capability and capacity within health visiting. Sharin’s research interests are perinatal mental health, and fathers’ mental health in particular.
Emeritus Professor Dame Sarah Cowley and MECSH Patron
Dame Sarah Cowley DBE retired in spring 2012 after a career that started in nursing in 1964, but has focused on health visiting since 1980. Dame Sarah is a patron for DorPIP (Dorset Parent-Infant Partnership) and MECSH (Maternal and Early Childhood Sustained Home Visiting programme); and a trustee for the charity Foundation Years Information and Research.
This one day in-person event presents an opportunity to come together and engage in a dynamic exchange of ideas. Thought-provoking and informative themes include Fathers in MECSH, Emotional Wellbeing & MECSH and Using Skill Mix in MECSH.
The Conference will be held at The Drum, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley Park, HA9 0FJ
The Drum is just five minutes’ walk from Wembley Park Tube Station, which is serviced by the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines and is in Zone 4. Wembley Stadium is also 5 minute’s walk and services operate from this station to Marylebone with Chiltern Railways.
The 83, 483, 92, 182 and 206 buses all stop a short walk from the building and run frequently.