Engineers House, The Promenade,
Clifoton Down, Bristol, BS8 3NB

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Paediatric and Fetal Cardiology Bristol Royal Hospital for Children Dr Mari Nieves Velasco trained in Paediatrics in Spain, in Seville University Hospitals. She then did a clinical fellowship in Paediatric Cardiology in the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London and a Research Fellowship in cardiac MRI in King’s College London University at St Thomas’ Hospital, where she was involved in multiple research projects including 3D printing and MRI catheterisation in patients with Congenital Heart Disease for her MD thesis. She worked as a cardiology registrar in the Children’s Hospital in Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow and then continued her training in Bristol Children’s Hospital. She is now a Fetal Cardiology Consultant in Bristol and is finishing her PhD in the University of Seville on 3D Imaging of the Heart.

Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer across Bradford Institute for Health Research and the University of Leeds Judith Johnson is a Clinical Psychologist who is based at both the School of Psychology, University of Leeds, and the Bradford Institute for Health Research. She graduated from the University of Manchester with a BSc(Hons) in Psychology in 2007. She was awarded a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manchester in 2010, and a ClinPsyD (Clinical Psychology Doctorate) from the University of Birmingham in 2013. Research interests Judith’s research aims to understand and support the development of wellbeing and resilience. She is particularly interested in investigating these topics in healthcare staff. Some of her recent work suggests that when healthcare staff wellbeing is low, and burnout is elevated, the quality and safety of patient care suffers. Her current research explores these issues in a range of

Paediatric Cardiac Nurse Specialist INTERESTS / EXPERTISE / RESEARCH IN CHD As a general Paediatric Cardiac Nurse Specialist Naomi enjoys the wide variety of her job. She is, however, most interested, in the surgical and interventional catheter pathway and patients with structural abnormalities. Within the team Naomi is the lead for the Surgical and Pre Admission clinics. She has also spent the last 2 years leading on the Palivizumab programme for babies with certain Congenital Heart defects. This is an immunisation that is available to some babies with certain defects to try and help prevent/reduce the effects of RSV. Naomi has 10 years experience in Paediatric Cardiology and has nursed children at all stages of their various cardiac journeys. CURRENT ROLE AND EXPERIENCE Naomi has been a Paediatric Nurse for 10 years now and I has worked as a Paediatric Cardiac Nurse Specialist

Professor & Pediatric Cardiologist at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. Honorary Clinical Teacher at Cardiff University Medical School. QUALIFICATION AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Royal College of Physician Welsh Pediatric Cardiovascular Network Welsh Cardiovascular Society General Medical Council British Medical Association BRIEF PROFILE Dr. Orhan Uzun qualified from the Istanbul University in 1986. He completed his specialist training in Pediatrics in the same institution and was awarded an MD in 1992. He worked there as Consultant Neonatologist and Assistant Professor for a year. He moved to the UK and undertook subspecialist training in Pediatric Cardiology in Leeds, Yorkshire (1993-1999). His desire to learn and excel took him to North America where he undertook super- specialist fellowship on Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia at St Paul's Hospital at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and Fetal Cardiology at the University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children (1999-2001). He has great interest in research and teaching

Lisa is a Paediatric Cardiac Nurse Specialist (Lead) INTERESTS / EXPERTISE / RESEARCH IN CHD Transition to adult services Paediatric CNS Service development CNS input in cardiac network development CURRENT ROLE AND EXPERIENCE Lisa has worked within the paediatric cardiology department for the past 14 years, (bar a few months spent in the research field), and has been a member of the Cardiac Nurse Specialist team since 2011. She currently fulfils the role of Lead CNS, a job which ensures that the CNS team is working to the best of its ability and is delivering on the national cardiac standards set out by NHS England. Prior to 2011 Lisa undertook cardiac ward nursing roles at both junior and senior level. For a brief period between 2010-11 Lisa was part of a large national research project sponsored by NIHR (National Institute for Health Research,) and hosted

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1475135637239{padding-top: 21px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] ABOUT [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="12px"][vc_column_text] Dr Trisha Vigneswaran works at the Department of Congenital Heart Disease, Evelina London Children's Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and Harris Birthright Centre for Fetal Medicine, King's College Hospital. She works as a Consultant specialising in paediatric and fetal cardiology and also undertakes research in these areas, with current focus on coarctation of the aorta, myocardial deformation, fetal arrhythmias, aortic arch abnormalities [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1475135637239{padding-top: 21px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] ABOUT [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="12px"][vc_column_text]Dr Vita Zidere trained in children's cardiology (heart services) at the University Children’s Hospital in Riga, Latvia, at Guy’s Hospital, London and The Georg - August Hospital Goettingen, Germany. She trained in fetal cardiology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Centre, Babies Hospital, New York. She was a consultant children's cardiologist and leading specialist in fetal cardiology at the Latvian Cardiology Centre for Children, University Children’s Hospital in Riga, Latvia until 2007. She has been a consultant at King’s College Hospital London since 2007 and at Evelina London Children’s Hospital since 2009. Dr Zidere is also been a regular speaker at international conferences (Latvia, Germany, Kawait, Egypt).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1475135637239{padding-top: 21px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] ABOUT [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="12px"][vc_column_text]Tim is a consultant in obstetrics and Fetal Medicine working in the Tertiary Fetal Medicine Unit at St Michael’s Hospital, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. He qualified in London and underwent postgraduate training in Oxford and Cambridge completing sub-specialty training in Fetal Medicine at Imperial College, London. He holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from Imperial for his thesis “Non-invasive Prenatal Diagnosis”. He is past-President of the British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society, a member of the RCOG Council and was instrumental in developing the national guidelines for the routine 20-week anomaly scan.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1475135637239{padding-top: 21px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] ABOUT [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="12px"][vc_column_text]Dr Joanne Jones is a Cardiac Physiologist who has specialised in Congenital Heart Disease. Dr Joanne Jones works as a BSE and EAE accredited sonographer providing Fetal and Paediatric echocardiography in both the Bristol Children’s and St Michael’s Hospitals. Dr Joanne Jones was part of the Public Health England project to implement the 3vT view into routine practice in 2015 and has continued to support sonographer training across the UK with the charity Tiny Tickers. Dr Joanne Jones also provides lecturing on congenital heart disease at the University of the West of England and is currently enrolled on a Health Education England supported professional doctorate to achieve Higher Scientific Specialist Training (HSST) as a consultant clinical scientist.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1475135637239{padding-top: 21px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] ABOUT [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="12px"][vc_column_text]She qualified as a midwife in 2001 and always had a specialist interest in antenatal care and whilst working in this area became interested in ultrasound. She attended the University of the West of England where she gained a Masters, with Distinction in Medical ultrasound. She worked as a Midwife sonographer at North Bristol Trust before moving to the Bristol Children’s hospital and specialising as a fetal cardiac sonographer in 2012.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]