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."


March 15, 2024 41 mins

This is a very special episode of the Podcast as it is the first video podcast, recorded live during the Final Pitch Event of the 2023 Children's Health Impact Accelerator, in London at the Science Gallery.  If you wish to watch this episode, you can find it over on our Thinking of Oscar You Tube page.

In October 2023, David had the fortune of chairing an accelerator dedicated to Children’s Health in collaboration with London b...

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 Our guest today on the Not Mini Adult’s Podcast is Entrepreneur, CEO and start-up founder of mOm Incubators, James Roberts.

James is the inventor of a new neonatal incubator, that has helped premature babies thrive in NHS hospitals and in war-torn Ukraine.  During our conversation he shares some invaluable advice for anyone looking to create an impact start-up, especially in the world of children’s health. 


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On the 40th episode of the Not Mini Adult's Podcast we are thrilled to welcome Founder and CEO of Brazilian based start-up Joel de Oliveira Jr.  Joel is also our first interviewee from South America. 

Joel is a mechanical engineer and business executive by background and has many years of experience working in multinational companies such as Ericsson, Embraer and Kaelus, in a number of different countries.  After Joel lost his ...

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On this episode of the Podcast we talk to Leanne West who is the Chief Engineer of Pediatric Technologies at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Also known as Georgia Tech) and President of the International Children’s Advisory Network (iCAN).

Leanne is also the Pediatric Innovation Catalyst at the Global Center for Medical Innovation where she leads innovation in pediatric medical devices. 

In her 25+ years working at Georgia Tech,...

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On this episode of the Not Mini Adults Podcast we are delighted to welcome President & CEO of Children's Healthcare Canada and Executive Director of the Pediatric Chairs of Canada, Emily Gruenwoldt.

Children's Healthcare Canada is a national organization representing health delivery centres and systems serving children and young people across the country. They are the only association that brings together per...

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In this episode of the NMA Podcast we discuss the incredibly important topic of inequalities within children healthcare.  Addressing this issue is a priority for all children’s hospital across the UK and in many, many more around the world.

One in three children in the UK lives in relative poverty and research shows a clear and consistent link between child poverty and paediatric morbidity and mortality.

There is no better ...

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On this episode of the Not Mini Adults Podcast we talk to Jon Manning who is the the CEO and Founder of Arthur Ellis: Mental Health Support an organisation focused on Mental Health through Well-being Skills Development Programmes and Support for Businesses who Drive Positive Change in the Workplace.  They also operate a 1:1 Mentoring Service to provide support to children (from 8 years old), young people and adults.  Working with i...

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In this special bonus episode of the Podcast we talk to Tiffani Ghere and Iain Hennessey who amongst many other things are members of the board of the International Society for Pediatric Innovation (iSPI).  Tiffany is the Executive Director and Iain is the Vice President of Digital Design and Transformation.

In this conversation we will be discussing the forthcoming PEDS2040 conference set to take place in San Diego at the...

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This is a special bonus episode of the podcast as Thinking of Oscar are teaming up with start-up builder and funder, Founder’s Factory and healthcare experts Humant Consulting to host the recently announced Children’s Health Impact Accelerator, which starts this summer.  On this bonus episode we talk with Olivia Brooks and Athene St John from Founders Factory on first why it’s so important to focus on children’s health (just i...

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The Not Mini Adults Podcast Returns with our fourth season and we dive straight into the world of personalised medicine.
 On this week’s episode we speak with Henry Pinchbrook, CEO and Co-Founder of Insight Surgery.  Personalised medicine has been a hot topic in the medical world for a while and Insight Surgery are being truly impactful by helping clinical teams to understand how best to care for their patients.  


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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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October 15, 2021 38 mins

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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