Members of the Regulation Board
Biographies of the members of the Regulation Board
Chair (lay) – Mrs Patricia Le Rolland
Patricia has worked in the public sector for over forty years. She worked in the, in healthcare education, in quality assurance and enhancement of higher education, and in statutory regulation of post-graduate medical specialist and training. Patricia has managed contracts, led on tenders and worked to meet the requirements of education commissioners and profession-specific regulators.
Training at St Thomas’s Hospital, Patricia specialised in intensive and coronary care before moving into medical oncology. She qualified and worked as a clinical teacher and teacher in healthcare settings. Her interests broadened out from a single profession to developing graduate and postgraduate courses that were multidisciplinary in nature. An Assistant Director at the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, she went on to the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board as Director of Quality, a UK wide statutory regulator and then spent a year advising the Postgraduate Board at the General Medical Council.
More recently Patricia was a self-employed consultant, is a Trustee/Director of Age UK Gloucestershire (), and Chair of the Board from 2017. Patricia started working with the Academy for Healthcare Science in 2014, becoming a non-executive director in 2018.
Janet Monkman, Registrar
Janet joined the Academy as CEO in February 2013, bringing with her a strong commitment to the values of the Academy – most importantly the benefits of bringing together the entire Healthcare Science profession to benefit patient care and advance the Healthcare Science workforce. Janet took over the role of Registrar in February 2017.
Janet has had a long career in healthcare building from her work as a clinician to move into teaching and later management. She has a wide portfolio of experience in executive, chief executive and non-executive roles in public, private and third sector.
Nicki Dill, Chair of the LSI Registration Council
From a clinical background and possessing over 28 years’ experience in the UK/International Medical Device Industry, including 23 years’ management experience in Anaesthesia, Respiratory and Critical Care, I have a proven track record of effective engagement with key stakeholders and delivering innovation.
As Managing Director, I work in close partnership with the, including the Academic Health Science Networks, as well as with numerous professional bodies and organisations. In 2008, I was awarded the “Langton Hewer Award to Industry” by the Association of Anaesthetists for Great Britain & Ireland (AAGBI).
I currently serve as Deputy Chair of the Life Science Industry Registration Council, and as Chair for Barema, the Association for Anaesthetic and Respiratory Device Suppliers, representing this Association on the AAGBI Safety Committee.
I am dedicated to a positive future for the, innovation and role of the Academic Health Science Networks.
Dr Robert Farley (Professional member)
Rob Farley is currently the professional lead for Healthcare Science atEducation for Scotland ( ). His appointment followed a secondment from the in 2006 to the Scottish Government’s Health Department, where he led publication of Scotland’s first Healthcare Science Action Plan. Whilst in the Scottish Government he worked with UK policy colleagues on the formulation of the modernisation project; he is a member of the project’s Education and Training Scrutiny Group.
He is a registered Clinical Scientist, a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institute for Physics and Engineering in Medicine. Prior to his government policy role and current post, Rob worked inservice for over 20 years both as a clinical bioengineer in rehabilitation technology, and in other Clinical Scientist roles in medical physics departments in Scotland. He also has had a teaching sabbatical in West Africa, and worked for short periods in higher education and in the oil sector.
He has experience in quality systems development, the commercialisation ofideas and clinical research whilst in employment in Greater Glasgow – where he obtained his PhD in conjunction with the respiratory physiology service. He has acted as visiting lecturer to and Clinical Scientist training programmes in Scotland. Rob has been a Clinical Scientist Partner with the then Health Professions Council, gaining experience of the purpose and processes underpinning statutory regulation.
Rob believes that registration is an essential component in publicly demonstrating the duty of care and credibility we have with service users.
Ian Shackell (lay)
Ian has extensive experience in risk management, regulation, governance and finance, particularly in the insurance industry. He was a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked for 12 years and has since been Head of Internal Audit at Aviva and has served on various Boards including Amlin Underwriting from 2000 to 2006 and Cardiff Pinnacle (BNP Paribas Group) from 2008 to 2010.
Ian continues to provide senior interim management services in the insurance industry particularly in risk management and compliance. Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Chartered Director. He holds a BA from Leeds University.
Dean Fathers (Lay Member)
Dean became Chair of Nottinghamshire Healthcare in January 2011. Alongside his duties in the, Dean is also a Non-Executive Director with the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman, a Board Member of the GLLEP and a Professor of Organisational Resilience at the University of Lincoln where he is Chair of the National Centre for Organisational Resilience.
Prior to becoming Chair of Nottinghamshire Healthcare, Dean chairedBassetlaw, was a Non-Executive Director of the South Yorkshire Strategic Health Authority and also chaired Doncaster Health Authority. Dean has additionally been Chair of United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust.
Dean has a strong interest in leadership, executive development and governance. He has held roles on the’s National Training Group, chaired the East Midlands SHA’s Learning and Development Board, was a Founder and Board Member of the East Midlands Leadership Academy, held roles on two Workforce Development Boards and is on the Midlands Regional Talent Board. He currently sits on the ’s Workforce Race Equality Standards (WRES) Advisory Group, the ’s Culture Advisory Group, has been involved with both the Accelerated Access Review and the National Strategy for Improvement and Leadership Development Advisory Group (Smith Review) and is a member of Improvement’s Chairs’ Advisory Partnership Board, on the Board of Providers and was formerly Vice Chair of the Confederation’s Mental Health Network.