33 episodes

"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."

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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

"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."

    Episode 33: 'ACEs' with Sarah Marikos

    Episode 33: 'ACEs' with Sarah Marikos

    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 of 2009’s H1N1 in-fluenza, and other major public health problems. 
    But witnessing Hurricane Katrina’s devastating and inequitable impact on communities influenced her to pivot from the pre-med track to public health, deciding to pursue a master’s in public health (MPH) in epidemiology to better understand the confluence of factors that influence the health and well-being of people and communities.
    Today Sarah says that she enjoys connecting people and data to improve systems in order to prevent harm and help people recover and heal.
    In this episode we talk to Sarah about her journey and most importantly the impact that discovering the research around Adverse Childhood Experiences has on families and the impact that it could have on society if it was better understood by all.

    Follow the My Number Story on Twitter here and visit their website for more details here.

    Follow Dr Burke Harris on Twitter here.  Discover her book The Deepest Well/Toxic Childhood Stress here.

    Visit our shop here to purchase a copy of the Thinking of Oscar Cookbook - Made with Love or Face Coverings. THANK YOU!

    Thinking of Oscar website and contact details can be found here.

    Follow us on Twitter here or Instagram here.

    Theme Music - ‘Mountain’

    copyright Lisa Fitzgibbon 2000
    Written & performed by Lisa Fitzgibbon,
    Violin Jane Griffiths

    Podcast editing - Right Royal Audio

    Podcast artwork thanks to The Podcast Design Experts

    • 38 min
    Episode 32: 'PLAY SPECIALISTS WEEK' with Jo Pinney and Grace Welby

    Episode 32: 'PLAY SPECIALISTS WEEK' with Jo Pinney and Grace Welby

    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 incredibly impotent role that Play Specialists have to making the lives of children and their parents that little bit more bearable whilst they are in hospital. 

    Jo Pinney is a Senior Health Play Specialist at the Oxford Children’s Hospital and has been a Health Play Specialist since 2001- even before there was a dedicated wing for the children’s hospital. Jo has worked in several different areas, with her current role as a senior HPS within E.N.T and Plastics outpatients where she has been since 2012. 
    Jo says that she ‘loves her role and find it especially rewarding when we have hooked or sucked an interesting find from a child’s ear or nose’. 
    Grace Welby is very special to Hannah and I as she was one of the pay specialists alongside Sam Mortlock.  Grace has worked at Oxford Children’s Hospitals for 7 years, starting as a Play Assistant on an acute ward whilst training on the job & qualifying as a Health Play Specialist 5 years ago. 
    Grace says that “she very much enjoys her role as a Play Specialist, normalising the hospital environment for the patient & their families through play, having the time to interact & distract children from what can be a scary experience but seeing them smile is the most rewarding thing!”

    Follow the Oxford Play Specialists on Instagram here.

    Visit our shop here to purchase a copy of the Thinking of Oscar Cookbook - Made with Love or Face Coverings. THANK YOU!

    Thinking of Oscar website and contact details can be found here.

    Follow us on Twitter here or Instagram here.

    Theme Music - ‘Mountain’

    copyright Lisa Fitzgibbon 2000
    Written & performed by Lisa Fitzgibbon,
    Violin Jane Griffiths

    Podcast editing - Right Royal Audio

    Podcast artwork thanks to The Podcast Design Experts

    • 34 min
    Episode 30: 'IMPACT' with Professor Sir Andrew Pollard

    Episode 30: 'IMPACT' with Professor Sir Andrew Pollard

    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 Infectious Diseases at St Mary’s Hospital, London, UK and at British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada. 
    He chairs the UK Department of Health’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and the European Medicines Agency scientific advisory group on vaccines, he is also a member of World Health Organisation’s SAGE. 
    Andrew was knighted in 2021 by Her Majesty the Queen for services to public health, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Sir Andrew played a crucial role in the development of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine and led the global clinical trials that started in the spring of 2020.
    There is one word to describe our conversation with Sir Andrew and that is 'IMPACT'.  This was truly an inspiring conversation and we of course discuss Andrew’s work in developing a COVID-19 vaccination, but just as importantly his work in helping to develop vaccines for children all over the world.

    Visit our shop here to purchase a copy of the Thinking of Oscar Cookbook - Made with Love or Face Coverings. THANK YOU!

    Thinking of Oscar website and contact details can be found here.

    Follow us on Twitter here or Instagram here.

    Theme Music - ‘Mountain’

    copyright Lisa Fitzgibbon 2000
    Written & performed by Lisa Fitzgibbon,
    Violin Jane Griffiths

    Podcast editing - Right Royal Audio

    Podcast artwork thanks to The Podcast Design Experts

    • 37 min
    Episode 29: 'THINKING DIFFERENTLY' with Richard Hebdon

    Episode 29: 'THINKING DIFFERENTLY' with Richard Hebdon

    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 £685 million, with a historic investment of £1.8 billion. 
    Prior to joining Innovate UK, he worked in technology transfer, R&D management and research and innovation roles in industry and the public sector. This included working in pharmaceutical and vaccine discovery where his original technical background was in microbiology.

    A link to the 2021 Biomedical Catalyst 2021 that we discussed with Richard can be found here.
    Visit our shop here to purchase a copy of the Thinking of Oscar Cookbook - Made with Love or Face Coverings. THANK YOU!

    Thinking of Oscar website and contact details can be found here.

    Follow us on Twitter here or Instagram here.

    Theme Music - ‘Mountain’

    copyright Lisa Fitzgibbon 2000
    Written & performed by Lisa Fitzgibbon,
    Violin Jane Griffiths

    Podcast editing - Right Royal Audio

    Podcast artwork thanks to The Podcast Design Experts

    • 29 min
    Episode 28: 'EMPATHY' with Mr Jay Jayamohan

    Episode 28: 'EMPATHY' with Mr Jay Jayamohan

    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 of two highly acclaimed BBC fly-on-the-wall series following the work of neurosurgeons.

    Dr Jay's work breaks down into three primary areas: Paediatric Neurosurgery - tackling tumours and congenital problems in children; Craniofacial Reconstruction - working with a plastic surgeon to give babies or victims of accidents a shot at a normal life; Expert Witness - employed by the courts to help solve head related crimes or provide the case for the defence.

    Jay is also the author of acclaimed book "Everything That Makes Us Human: Case Notes of a Children's Brain Surgeon".  Described by Dr Amanda Brown, author of The Prison Doctor as "an inspirational book written by a truly remarkable man" and 'Extraordinary' by the The Times.

    Visit our shop here to purchase a copy of the Thinking of Oscar Cookbook - Made with Love or Face Coverings. THANK YOU!

    Thinking of Oscar website and contact details can be found here.

    Follow us on Twitter here or Instagram here.

    Theme Music - ‘Mountain’

    copyright Lisa Fitzgibbon 2000
    Written & performed by Lisa Fitzgibbon,
    Violin Jane Griffiths

    Podcast editing - Right Royal Audio

    Podcast artwork thanks to The Podcast Design Experts

    • 43 min
    Episode 27: 'THE SMALLEST BABIES' with Dr Don Sharkey

    Episode 27: 'THE SMALLEST BABIES' with Dr Don Sharkey

    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. 
    Don’s main research focus is in healthcare technologies for babies and children, focused on neonatal resuscitation, neonatal monitoring and diagnostics, and computer vision and machine learning techniques.
     
    This was a very powerful and thought provoking conversation and we hope you take as much from it as we did.

    Visit our shop here to purchase a copy of the Thinking of Oscar Cookbook - Made with Love or Face Coverings. THANK YOU!

    Thinking of Oscar website and contact details can be found here.

    Follow us on Twitter here or Instagram here.

    Theme Music - ‘Mountain’

    copyright Lisa Fitzgibbon 2000
    Written & performed by Lisa Fitzgibbon,
    Violin Jane Griffiths

    Podcast editing - Right Royal Audio

    Podcast artwork thanks to The Podcast Design Experts

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

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Hidden Gem

Highly recommend! Fantastic insights and passionate guests.

Susie_Steyn ,

Excellent listen, really informative!

Such an important cause and information to share far and wide. Relevant and interesting for medical experts, innovators and families alike. If listening and sharing can improve one family’s experience it will all be worth it - but this couple, bringing the future of health care to children, will do much more than that!

Rwillco ,

Fascinating and humbling...

Fascinating and humbling. I always feel inspired and informed after an episode with this amazing team and their incredible guests. Please keep them coming - thank you!

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