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Insight panel for the public

Alf Bennett

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Now retired, I previously worked for 40 years in education. Initially, as a teacher of biology and chemistry in grammar and comprehensive schools. For the last thirty five years,…

Judy Carrick

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I am, in active retirement, a patient and public voice advocate. I try to represent and amplify public involvement as a member of the Patient and Public Voice Assurance…

Tracy Clarkson

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I’ve shared some exciting times with lovely people over my past 20 odd years in business, business support, business development and marketing roles. Throughout the North East, over the…

Dr Rachel Dickinson

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Rachel is a geneticist with a passion for communicating scientific ideas.  She joined the MIC in 2018 as a Research and Development Study Manager providing project management, administrative and…

Gary Gibson

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Gary spent 32 years working in H M Civil Service, in various finance, Government grants and local taxation areas of work – but he’s alright now!

Having survived all of…

Kasia Kurowska

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Kasia Kurowska has been the Involvement and Engagement Manager for the NIHR Newcastle MIC since 2019.   Kasia brings a wealth of experience in community engagement and partnership skills from…

Lois Neal

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My working life has taught me the value of listening to the different views of other people as they invariably inform and develop my own. I have also learned…

Rosemary Nicholls

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I am a retired person, enjoying excellent health and taking a great interest in the world around me. For a few years, I’ve been a member of the North-East…