The 2019 Lilly Lectures were delivered by Dr Emma Redfern, consultant in emergency medicine at University Hospitals Bristol, and Dr Natasha Jones, consultant in sports and exercise medicine at Oxford University Hospitals.
Both speakers shared their experiences in leadership, and were followed by a panel discussion chaired by Professor Andrew Goddard, RCP president.
Congratulating Emma and Natasha for their lectures, Professor Goddard said: “Both talks have been truly inspiring. I’ve heard many Lilly Lectures in my time but I will remember both of yours more, simply as I can really relate to them and they struck such a chord.”
Dr Emma Redfern
Emma is a consultant in Emergency Medicine, joining the Emergency Department team at the BRI in 2009. Emma has undertaken post graduate research in patient safety at Imperial College London.
In addition to her clinical commitments she was appointed as the Associate Medical Director for patient Safety at UH Bristol in 2013, and took an Associate Clinical Director position at the West of England Academic Health Science Network in 2014.
The title of Emma's talk was entitled 'If'.
Dr Natasha Jones
Natasha initially qualified from St Bartholomews Medical School, London in 1992 and became a General Practitioner in 1997. After eight years of general practice she went on to pursue her personal interest in sport and exercise medicine and became a consultant in Oxford in 2010. She works at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in both the sport and exercise and general musculoskeletal medical services.
She has worked for the English Institute of Sport for many years and has looked after athletes in a wide variety of Olympic and Paralympic sports. She currently works for the English Institute of Sport at Bisham Abbey.
Natasha also took part in RCP's Emerging Women Leaders Programme 2018-19, developed specifically to address the under-representation of women in leadership roles within the RCP and the wider medical profession.
The title of Natasha's talk was called 'Moving medicine'.
Founded in 1966 as the result of a benefaction by Eli Lilly and Company, the Lilly Lecture is delivered annually by a person of distinction from across the world, and focuses on medical leadership.