- UWS - Improving Lives through People Centred Integrated Care
- Disability Equality Scotland - Inclusive Communication
- National Deaf Children Society - Mental Health provision for Scottish deaf children and young people
Mandy is a Senior Programme Manager supporting the UK’s participation in the European Joint Action on Frailty in collaboration with NHS Lanarkshire and the International Centre for Integrated Care at UWS. She is a creative innovator and change and improvement agent in health and social care across public, private and voluntary sectors. A registered nurse with over 30 years clinical practice experience, she holds a postgraduate diploma in Primary Care, and is a Health Foundation network leaders development programme graduate. She was Regional manager for the Long Term Conditions Collaborative, Manager for a CHD and Stroke Managed Clinical Network, and led a national Improvement Network for Integrated Care and Support. She has worked as a leadership consultant with NHS Education for Scotland where she established the national Leading Quality Network, and developed a national mentoring initiative. She is a (founding cohort) member of the Q Initiative, a UK-wide initiative led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement.
Elaine Gifford MSC (Med Sci), BN, RNT, RGN, Fellow HEA)
Lecturer BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care,
School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery
University of the West of Scotland
I am lecturer within the School of Nursing and Midwifery on the BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social programmes at the University of the West of Scotland. This programme brings together undergraduate students from a variety of areas including health care, social care, voluntary and administration roles. It focuses on the integration agenda within Scotland and the UK, the contemporary issues facing the international community, person-centred services including self-awareness along with leadership, management, research, quality improvement and reflective skills.
My background is nursing, having been in the profession for 30 years, with approximately 16 of these being in education, initially working in undergraduate adult nursing and now the undergraduate integrated health and social care programmes. Prior to commencing in education my nursing experience was in were within the fields of acute care and spinal injuries.
Chief Executive Officer, Disability Equality Scotland (formally Scottish Disability Equality Forum)
Morven is the Chief Executive Officer at Disability Equality Scotland, formally Scottish Disability Equality Forum (SDEF). SDEF is a national charity working to achieve full access and inclusion for disabled people. Before joining Scottish Disability Equality Forum Morven worked in the third sector for 10 years, with Volunteer Development Scotland and the Care Inspectorate.
Emma Scott is the Equality Projects Managers at SDEF. She is responsible for managing a broad number of initiatives and projects. Emma works closely with the CEO to implement the organisations’ strategy to work towards social inclusion for all disabled people in Scotland.
Alasdair O’Hara – National Deaf Children’s Society, Policy and Campaigns Manager (Scotland and Northern Ireland)
Alasdair initially joined the National Deaf Children’s Society in Northern Ireland six years ago and recently returned from the EU referendum remain campaign to taken on the role of Policy and Campaigns Manager in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Alasdair holds a Masters in Environmental Law and an undergraduate degree in environmental science.
Lois Drake – National Deaf Children’s Society, Policy and Campaigns Officer
Lois joined the National Deaf Children’s Society in Scotland in 2014 year having previously returned from travelling and undertaking charity work abroad. Previous to this Lois studied law at the University of Aberdeen and completed a two year trainee-ship to qualify as a solicitor in Scotland.