Mary E Collins

Mary is a Coaching Psychologist who has been working in the Leadership Development/Talent Management field for over 15 years. Her current role as Senior Executive Development Specialist with RCSI Institute of Leadership involves working with senior leaders in the healthcare sector to develop their management and leadership capabilities through a range of executive development and academic approaches up to PhD level. Mary is passionate about leveraging the strengths of the Multigenerational Workplace and is a renowned key speaker on this topic. Her research interests are Women in Leadership and Emotional Intelligence and Leadership. Prior to joining RCSI, Mary was Head of Talent and Learning for Deloitte Ireland for 7 years. Mary is an Accredited Professional Executive Coach with the Association of Coaching (AC), a graduate member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and a council member of Irish Institute of Training & Development. In 2019, Mary joined the committee of the Coaching Psychology Special Division for PSI. Mary doctoral research has been published as part of the book ‘Managing Professionals & other Smart People’ in 2015. Mary's most recent book "Recruiting Talented Professionals" was published in May 2021.

Zubin Austin

Zubin Austin BScPhm MBA MISc PhD FCAHS is Professor and Koffler Chair in Management at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and the Institute for Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation - Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the professional and personal development of the health workforce. He has published over 200 peer reviewed manuscripts and authored four reference texts. In 2017 he was installed as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the highest honour for health researchers in the country. He is also the only University of Toronto professor ever to have received both the President's Teaching Award for excellence in education and the President's Research Impact Award for the societal significance of his research. He has also been named undergraduate Professor of the Year by students on 19 separate occasions.

Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl

Dr.Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl is currently an Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow, with the National Institute of Digital Learning in Dublin City University, researching Massive Open Online Courses and implementing the University's Strategic Initiative in this area. She is a Fulbright Scholar with the University of Notre Dame in the USA and Lecturer in Information Technology in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in DCU. Mairéad has held leadership roles within her School, Faculty and University serving as the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, Programme Chairperson and Chairperson to a number of University Working Groups. She completed her dotoral studies with the University of Durham in the United Kingdom and she holds a MSc in E-Commerce and a BSc in Finance, Computing and Enterprise from DCU. Mairéad has spent time working for national and international organisations in financial, computing and consulting positions including extensive involvement in tech start-ups. Mairéad is involved in a number of European research projects as both PI and researcher. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and include technology in teaching and learning; policy implementation and organisational change in higher education. Mairéad is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education (ETHE)

Alison Strath

Alison is interim Chief Pharmaceutical Officer in the Pharmacy and Medicines Division of the Scottish Government Health Directorates. As the senior professional advisor on pharmaceutical and medicines issues, Alison provides professional and strategic leadership for the profession in Scotland. This includes leading and advising on pharmacy and medicines related policy, legislation and ensuring compliance with statutory requirements pertaining to medicines’ regulation and enforcement. She is responsible for providing expert professional advice and support on all aspects of policy which impact on pharmacy and medicines including education, research and practice. This includes community pharmacy service negotiations, access to newly licensed medicines via the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC), the UK Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS), implementation of the recommendations from the Access to New Medicines Review, medicine safety, pharmaceutical care, the ePharmacy Programme and supporting the implementation of the Achieving Excellence in Pharmaceutical Care strategy. Previously Alison was Professor of Community Pharmacy Practice at Robert Gordon University’s School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences in Aberdeen and remains an emeritus professor with the university. Alison is a fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) and was chair of the Scottish Board of the RPSGB between 2000-2002.