This is the organisational team of the Neurology Academy.

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Sarah Gillett

Managing Director

sarahgillett@neurologyacademy.org

ACADEMY SPONSORSHIP AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Sarah Gillett was previously manager of a qualifications authority and has now been Managing Director of the Neurology Academy for 15 years. Sarah has over 23 years’ experience of event management and educational courses that are delivered to maximize beneficial impact on the NHS. Sarah has developed the Neurology Academy from what was just a few Parkinson’s disease courses to a company that now specialises in three different conditions – Parkinson’s, dementia, and multiple sclerosis – with new disease area courses in the pipeline.


Daiga Heisters

Daiga Heisters

Interim Head of Parkinson’s Academy

daigaheisters@neurologyacademy.org

Parkinson’s Academy enquiries

Having been responsible for leading the coordination of activities across the UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network, bringing together the professional community, Parkinson’s UK resources and the voice of people affected by Parkinson’s to drive sustainable improvements in Parkinson’s care Daiga left the charity in October 2019 to develop her knowledge and practice in mindfulness, enrolling with the British Mindfulness Institute and completing the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme […] → Read more



Jamie McGregor

Head of Policy, Intelligence and Operations

jamiemcgregor@neurologyacademy.org

HEAD OF POLICY AND COMPLIANCE

Jamie is the Neurology Academy’s Head of Policy, Intelligence and Operations. Jamie’s background is predominantly in the legal field, working for national and international clients. He brings a varied skill set including, contract management, dispute resolution and legal drafting.



Hugh Skelton

Office & Events Manager

hughskelton@neurologyacademy.org

MasterClass enquiries

Hugh joined the Academy in January 2020 as Office & Events Manager. A Hospitality graduate, Hugh has previously worked in the hotel industry and has a wealth of experience in organising and running events. He is the first point of contact for people interested in our MasterClass courses.



Arthi Rajkumar

Project Support Officer

arthirajkumar@neurologyacademy.org

MS Raising the Bar, MS Leadership MasterClass & webinars

Originally from a scientific research background, Arthi is a PhD graduate in Chemical Engineering who dabbled in events organisation during her studies and developed a passion for it. As Project Support Officer, Arthi is able to utilise both soft and hard skills obtained during her time in academia in order to support further training of health and care professionals at the Academy. Currently her focuses lie mainly within the MS Academy, including the Raising the Bar initiative, MS Leadership and webinar-based training programmes.



Johanna Marx

Website and Media Manager

johannamarx@neurologyacademy.org

DESIGN, MEDIA, PROMOTIONAL AND WEBSITE ENQUIRIES

Johanna joined us in 2018 as a Media Coordinator. Originally from Germany, she studied Communication Design in Hamburg. She brings a range of skills to the Neurology Academy, such as graphic design, website administration and email marketing and is the GDPR officer for the company.



Emily Tucker

Website and Media Administrator

emilytucker@neurologyacademy.org

DESIGN, MEDIA, PROMOTIONAL AND WEBSITE ENQUIRIES

Emily recently joined us in August 2020 as a website and media administrator. A First Class Business Management graduate, her passion lies in technology and she brings to the Academy a number of years’ experience in website and creative design related roles.



Harriet Newman

PA to Managing Director & the Head of Policy, Intelligence and Operations

pa@neurologyacademy.org

Harriet has worked for one of the big 4 banks for nearly 30 years and has had a wide and varied career covering customer service, project management, PA, documentation and coding. She subsequently was an office manager for a small Sheffield company. This means Harriet has a wealth of experience in administrative, organisational and project management, skills essential to provide personal administrative support to the management team.



Jon Johnson

AV Technician

av@neurologyacademy.org

Jon originally trained as a Registered Nurse for the Mentally Handicapped. After qualifying he worked for two years on the Habilitation Unit preparing people for life outside the hospital environment. Having a strong interest in making music Jon took a Diploma in Audio Engineering and decided to change career. He has since spent 28 years working in the live event industry, both nationally and internationally. He started working with the Parkinson’s Academy in 2004 while managing the South West Branch of an Audio Visual Company. Apart from a short break while he built his house, he has been working with the Academy ever since. Jon currently spends his time as a Theatre Technician at Truro College and freelance Audio Visual Technician.



Charlie Peel

Medical Writer

charliepeel@neurologyacademy.org

SOCIAL MEDIA AND PROJECT COORDINATOR

With a background in neurology informed by working alongside patients, clinicians and the voluntary sector, Charlie’s experience in this field has been broad. Initially working in event management and communications and later moving into research and service development, she has also mentored charities and produced bespoke training packages. She has spoken at educational events, contributed to several academic articles, and currently supports the Neurology Academy as a health writer.