Dr Robina Shah CPsychol FRCGP (Hons) MBE DL JP
Robina is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education and the academic lead for compassionate care and patient and public involvement at the Medical School, University of Manchester. She is also the National Director for Strategy and Policy on Carers at Frenkel Topping PLC. Robina is a chartered psychologist with a specialist interest in learning disability, patient safety and the carer/patient experience. She has been involved in national and local research projects and is the author of numerous books, training materials and peer-reviewed publications in her area of specialist interests. She has achieved national and international recognition for her published work, much of it ground breaking for its time.Robina is also an Honorary Fellow and lay Trustee of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Regional Fellow of the Council for Public Health and Epidemiology at the Royal Society of Medicine She is was an Expert Member of the Education and Standards Advisory Group at the General Medical Council and is a Board member of the Ministerial Standing Commission on Carers at the Department of Health.
Robina has an established public service portfolio and is a Government Public Service Ambassador. She is an experienced Chair and non-executive Director of 20 years and has held national and regional senior executive and leadership roles in the National Health Service, Department of Health, Higher Education, Ministry of Justice and British Institute of Learning Disabilities, including the NHS National Leadership Council, NHS Confederation Council, NHS Council for Skills and Health, Chair of the National Steering Committee for the World Health Organisation Promoting Healthy Hospitals Conference, Chairman, Board of Directors, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Board Governor of Manchester University and Member of its General Assembly, North West Programme Director for Patient Safety Ambassadors at Advancing Quality Alliance, Board Member of the North West NHS and Health Education England Leadership Academy.
Other appointments include, Governor, Stockport Grammar School for Boys and Girls, District Commissioner, Lady Brook Valley and Regional Ambassador for Equality and Diversity at the Scouts Association, Lay Associate of the General Medical Council, Lay Advisor for Health Education England North West, Specialist Independent Advisor for the Care Quality Commission, Independent Member of the UK Government Cross Party Advisory Group on Hate Crime at the Ministry of Justice.
Robina was honoured to be awarded the MBE for her work with disabled children in 2003. She was appointed Deputy Lieutenant (DL) for Greater Manchester in 2006. She is currently Chair of the Stockport District Deputy Lieutenants Committee. Other prestigious awards and nominations include the Lloyds TSB Jewel Awards for Excellence in Health Care and Education, national finalist for the First Women Awards, NHS Hero Award and an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of General Practitioners.