Dr Sameedha Rich-Mahadkar – Vice-Chair
Sameedha specialises in strategy design and delivery of novel planning approaches. She has over 10 years’ experience within strategic healthcare planning, through several consultancy and senior managerial roles. She has completed her doctoral studies on healthcare infrastructure planning and optimising decision-making processes (a European Physical Sciences Research Council funded project). She has published several journal and conference papers.
Sameedha is currently the Deputy Director of Strategy at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust. implementation of the Trust’s specialised service plan to secure the Trust’s position as the leading centre for specialised services. Prior to joining NUH in 2013, Sameedha worked with a range of clients across Europe, India and the UK and delivered multi-million pound business cases, regional public consultation and strategic reconfiguration projects.
Sameedha is passionate about developing others and has been a guest lecturer in a number of leading global institutions including University College London and Loughborough University. She has been a Board member of the Olympic legacy project National Centre for Sports & Exercise Medicine based at Loughborough University. She is currently a Board member of the Loughborough University Alumni Association, contributing as an international ambassador.