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Dr Robina Shah MBE JP DL

Robina is an academic, psychologist and author of numerous books, training materials and peer-reviewed publications. She has achieved national and international recognition for her published work, much of it ground breaking for its time. Robina has held senior national and regional Director and Board appointments; in the Department of Health, Higher Education, Ministry of Justice, British Institute of Learning Disabilities and the private sector.  She has been actively involved in leadership development; quality improvement and patient safety, health and social care policy, compassionate care, learning disability and the carers’ experience; organizational development, mergers and acquisitions.

Robina is an experienced non-executive Director of nearly 20 years, appointments have included, Chairman, Board of Directors, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Council member Victoria University of Manchester and Founder Board member Manchester University.

Robina is currently Chair of NHS North West Care and Compassion Forum, Trustee of Stockport Grammar School for Boys and Girls, Trustee, Royal College of General Practitioners and District Commissioner, Lady Brook Valley for the Scouts Association. Robina is also an Associate for the General Medical Council, lay Advisor for North Western Deanery and she has been a lay Magistrate for Manchester Inner City Bench.

Robina is currently Co-Lead for the NHS Constitution Compassion and Care project at Manchester Medical School and is the Programme Director for Patients Safety Ambassadors, at Advancing Quality Alliance. She also writes various features for the Health Service Journal.

She was awarded the MBE for her work with disabled children in 2003 and appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Greater Manchester in 2006.  Robina received the Lloyds TSB Jewel Awards for Excellence in Health Care and Education in 2007. In 2012, Robina was a national finalist for the First Women Awards and was humbled to receive acknowledgement from the Department of Health as an NHS Hero.