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Trudi is Chief Executive of X-PERT Health and specialises in research, training and empowering structured education in the prevention and management of conditions such as diabetes and obesity. Trudi’s first degree in Nutrition and Dietetics was obtained in 1993, followed by a teaching qualification in 1998 and a doctorate in diabetes in 2004.
As founder of X-PERT Health and author of the X-PERT Programmes, Trudi has trained more than 1,500 healthcare professionals to become educators, which has permitted the delivery of structured education to more than 500,000 people with prediabetes or diabetes.
The clinical trial published in 2006 demonstrated that the X-PERT Programme significantly improves both health and quality of life along with a reduced requirement for medication. X-PERT Health performs annual audits and benchmark the results to the outcomes from the clinical trial to ensure that health improvement is still being achieved. The latest audit paper was published in Practical Diabetes in December 2021.
Trudi is a member of the following Scientific Advisory Boards: Public Health Collaboration (PHC); Collaboration For Kids (CFK); All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Diabetes.
Her ambition is to further develop professional and patient education systems based on discovery learning and bespoke digital boards that enable people to develop the knowledge, understanding and confidence to successfully manage (and even reverse) their long term condition, improving health and well-being, and saving healthcare costs.
After spending many years in executive recruitment and later as an Office Manager within a private respite care company Helen returned to her home-town of Hebden Bridge and joined X-PERT Health as Operations Manager in January 2014. Helen is responsible for all new licensees, the audit database and supporting the “X-PERT Team” exceed customer expectations and have fun whilst doing it! Outside of work Helen is an avid gardener, loves to up-cycle old furniture, renovate properties and is a keen baker.
Sean started working for X-PERT Health in 2016, and became the Science and Research Lead in June 2019. He was previously a part-time lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, where he also completed his PhD looking at cardiometabolic health in young people. Sean developed his keen interest in the prevention and management of chronic diseases whilst studying sports science at university (BSc and MSc). Outside of work he is a wannabe wildlife photographer and a semi-retired Saturday league footballer who loves a stroll out in the British countryside.
Trudi is a Specialist Educator who has enjoyed a career in diabetes spanning more than 25 years. Her interest in diabetes began in primary care before becoming a Diabetes Specialist Nurse, later moving to NHS Diabetes as Regional Manager then Head of Commissioning & Primary Care, a national role working with commissioners, providers, diabetes leaders and DoH to improve both policy and delivery of services across England. Happiest when working with people and playing a round of golf.
Paul has enjoyed a fulfilling career in the health and wellness industry spanning over 25 years. During this time, he has worked as a personal trainer alongside lecturing at various universities. In the classroom, you can sense his passion for health and wellbeing and believes that anyone can make positive changes to their lifestyle with the correct information, support and guidance. At home, he spends his time stopping his cat eating his fish and loves exploring the UK countryside by foot and cycle.
Lisa started working with X-PERT Health in 2015. She brings with her over 20 years of executive assistant and secretarial experience in numerous NHS sectors including Urology and Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). In her spare time Lisa loves Art & Culture and you will often find her seeking out galleries, museums and heritage hot spots. She is also an avid smiler, a people watcher and regularly practices kettlebell Turkish ‘Get-Ups’ to keep fit.
Hannah joined X-PERT Health in July 2017 after successfully finishing her A-Levels. She initially began working closely with Lisa in Customer Services however in 2018 she gained a new title and took on the responsibility of assisting our Finance Manager. Whilst Hannah has taken on a new role she is still a primary contact within the Customer Service Team. Hannah has an interest in interior design and and loves to spend her weekends walking with her cockapoo.
Michelle joined the X-PERT team in January 2019 having previously managed a finance team in the security industry. Her organised, thorough and meticulous approach ensures the smooth running of the Company finances (so she says). She has successfully completed her Level 2, 3 & 4 AAT qualifications and commenced studies of her ACCA examinations. Out of work Michelle loves a bit of yoga, doing up her house and getting out socialising if she has any time and isn't running around after her two little boys.
Alan is a senior lecturer in digital marketing at Leeds Beckett University and a Director of Strategic Planet Ltd, a digital marketing agency. Alan has over 25 years’ experience of working in industry, much of this was in the health sector. He has a PhD in Social Marketing, which focused on the challenges of influencing positive health behaviours of those individuals living with diabetes.
Stephen graduated from Leeds University Medical School in 1987 and completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Chemical Pathology. He has worked as a Medical Advisor for Prisons at the Department of Health, where he participated in an award-winning prison diabetes study. He is interested in critical appraisal of evidence-based medicine and diabetes commissioning.
Moade is a Director for Doctoral Programmes at the Leeds Business School of Leeds Beckett University. Upon graduating with a PhD in Accounting and Finance from the University of Manchester in 1999, Moade had various senior academic posts in different regions. In addition, Moade has been a Certified Management Accountant since 2013. He earned a professional financial accounting certificate in June 2019.
Lauren’s wealth of experience as a business development professional sets her apart in the healthcare industry. With a remarkable background in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and health-tech, she has honed her skills and knowledge over the last decade. Her expertise in these sectors allows her to navigate the complex landscape of the healthcare industry with ease.
Will practiced as a Cardiac Physiologist across the NHS and private sector, alongside completing a BSc (Hons) in Clinical Physiology from DeMontford University in 2014. He has held clinical, marketing and sales roles in the MedTech sector since 2018 across Cardiology, Sleep/Respiratory care and Radiology AI. He completed an MSc in Advancing Healthcare Practice from The Open University in 2021.