The Not Mini Adults Podcast - “Pioneers for Children’s Healthcare and Wellbeing”

The Not Mini Adults Podcast - “Pioneers for Children’s Healthcare and Wellbeing”

"Stories have the power to change the world! Listen in with the co-founders of children's charity Thinking of Oscar as they discuss stories with some of the world's modern day pioneers doing what they can to change the way in which children are cared for and looked after. The aim of the podcast is to educate, inspire and beat the drum for the individuals who are looking to make a big difference to the lives of children. Hear conversations with clinicians, teachers, innovators, parents, nurses and many others who share how they are working to change the world for the better for children everywhere. We hope you will be inspired by their stories."


May 31, 2022 22 mins

Sorry for the wait........ but here is the launch of Season 4 of the Not Mini Adults Podcast! 

We are also announcing the launch of a collaboration with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and TheHill in launching the "Thinking of Oscar Paediatric Innovation Clinical Fellowship".

Applications are invited for a Clinical Fellowship programme in paediatrics. This is an exciting opportunity for...

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On this weeks Podcast we are delighted to welcome Sarah Marikos who is the Executive Director of the ACE Resource Network.

ACE standing for 'Adverse Childhood Experiences'.

Sarah’s professional career has focused on the science of things that can hurt us and heal us. As an undergraduate at the University of California Berkeley, Sarah studied and conducted research on the US national opioid epidemic, the emergence...

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This week we are joined by Jo Pinney and Grace Welby who are both Play Specialists at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford in the UK.       

October 11th 2021 is the ‘Play In Hospital Week’ in association with the National Association of Hospital Play Specialists and this week’s guests successfully applied to launch the festivities so we are delighted that this podcast will be able to coincide with recogning the incredibl...

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We are honoured to welcome Professor Sir Andrew Pollard to the Not Mini Adults Podcast this week.  Sir Andrew is Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity at the University of Oxford, Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, Fellow of St Cross College and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at the Oxford Children’s Hospital, Oxford, UK. 

Andrew trained in Paediatrics at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, specialising in Paediatric Infe...

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In this weeks episode we talk with Innovate UK's Director of Health & Life Sciences, Richard Hebdon.  Innovate UK is part of the UK Research and Innovation and helps businesses develop new products, services, and processes needed in order to grow through innovation.

Richard leads and manage the Innovate UK Health & Life Sciences Sector comprising health, agriculture and food with a combined current portfolio valued at £...

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In this episode we have the  fortune of speaking with Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon Mr. Jay Jayamohan.  This was a very pionient and moving conversation about the importance of 'Empathy' and caring for not only the patient in ones care but the whole family.

Dr Jay works at our local Hospital, the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Oxford. He has been the star...

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This week we are joined by Neonatologist, Dr Don Sharkey to discuss innovation, research and technology  within neonatal care. 

Dr Sharkey is Clinical Associate Professor of Neonatal Medicine at the University of Nottingham and Neonatal Intensivist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK.

Don is an academic neonatologist with a broad research portfolio aimed at reducing major morbidities in newborn infants. 


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This week we are delighted to welcome technologist, entrepreneur, author and lecturer, Dr. Timothy Chou to the Podcast.  We are going to discuss the power of the Cloud and what it could mean for children’s healthcare and research. 

In his own words, Timothy has been lucky enough to have a career spanning academia, successful (and not so successful) start-ups and large corporations and he is also an author.

As President of Oracle’s or...

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Welcome back to Season 3 of the Not Mini Adults Podcast.  To kick off Season 3 we have a very special guest and spend our time talking about the importance of data and AI and what it will mean for our children's wellbeing now and in the future.
 This week we are talking to Dr. Anthony Chang.  Dr. Chang is the Chief Intelligence and Innovation Officer as well as Medical Director of the Heart Failure Program at Childre...

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June 12, 2021 59 secs

Season 3 of The Not Mini Adults Podcast - Pioneers for Children's Healthcare and Wellbeing will launch on June 18th, 2021.
Don't miss an episode by subscribing wherever you listen to your podcasts.
 It's been an ‘interesting’ start to 2021 and we are delighted to be back.

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This week we are delighted to welcome Dr Todd Ponsky to the Podcast.  Dr Ponsly is a renowned Paediatric Surgeon, Professor of Surgery and Director of Clinical Growth and Transformation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in the US.

As a paediatric surgeon, Todd focuses on always trying to find the least invasive way to solve a child’s medical problem. 

He specialises in minimally invasive surgery with a focus on neonatal disorders and...

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This week we are speaking with Trystan Hawkins from the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.

Trystan is the Art Director and Patient Environment Director and works for the Hospital charity known as CW+.

Trystan is responsible for leading the vision for arts and design for CW+ in order to provide a first-class environment for everyone using the hospital. 

In our conversation we discuss: 

  • The value of evidence-based ...
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This week we speak with 'doctorpreneur' Dr Evelyn Chan.  Dr Chan is a peadiatric doctor turned CEO and co-founder of Virtual Reality start up Smileyscope.

Evelyn studied medicine and surgery at Monash University in Australia before becoming a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford where she studied medical anthropology and public health. She then worked at the Boston Consulting Group, specialising in public sector and ...

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Professor Lucy Bray is a Professor in Child Health Literacy in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at Edge Hill University in the UK and the Children's Nursing Research Unit at Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

Professor Bray has worked within acute children’s nursing for over twenty years, specialising in children’s surgery.

Her research interests include the education, information needs and preparation ...

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This week on the Podcast we are delighted to welcome Professor Paul Ramchandani.  Paul is LEGO® Professor of Play in Education, Development and Learning at Cambridge University in the UK. And leads a research team investigating the role of play in children’s early development. Paul is also a practicing Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.

Paul trained as a doctor in Southampton before obtaining a degree in Public ...

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This week we have the pleasure of welcoming two friends of Thinking of Oscar - Tiffani Ghere and Audra DiPadova Wilford. 

Tiffani is the Supervising Clinical Dietitian and part of the leadership team at The Children’s Hospital of Orange County in California (CHOC Children's)

And Audra is the Chief Hope Officer at the MaxLove Project. 

MaxLove Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing families fighting childhood c...

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On this week’s podcast we talk to a pair of technology entrepreneurs who are changing the face of the patient experience.  

If you are interested in technology and AI then this is the episode for you!

We are joined by Sasha Cahill and Ali Nasim who are behind a platform that enables remote patient care and coordination. 

Sasha is the serial entrepreneur and Ali is a thought leader in patient experience.  Together they have b...

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Dr Ingrid Wolfe is Director of the Children and Young People’s Health Partnership in Lambeth and Southwark in London. She is also a Consultant in Child Public Health at Evelina Children’s Hospital.

Ingrid is qualified in paediatrics and public health, which has enabled her to be a children’s doctor in a very broad sense of the term. She has on-the-ground insight from clinical practice, and a population perspective from public health...

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This week we welcome our good friend Sherry Farrugia to the Podcast.  Sherry is a vastly experienced entrepreneur and until recently was the Chief Operating and Strategy Officer  for the Pediatric Technology Centre that was formed between Georgia Tech and Atlanta Children’s Hospital. 

She has recently taken on the role as Interim CEO for Global Centre for Medical Innovation.  

 Sherry is a true pioneer for the advancement of innovati...

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This week we speak with Dr Lizzie Crawford and Professor Tariq Aslam about their company Clin-e-cal and how 'Gamification' is changing the way in which children (and adults) can be encouraged to not only adhere to their pescribed medication or treatment but also have fun and enjoy the experience. 

Lizzie is CEO of Clin-e-cal and has been involved in the development of early stage technologies for more than a deca...

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