Dr Julie Williams
Associate Dean for Learning & Teaching and Director of Nursing Education at Edge Hill University.
Julie qualified as a state registered nurse in 1982 at the Royal Liverpool Hospital. Her clinical experience was in the Accident and Emergency Department before working for a Liverpool Community Trust developing an early concept of the now familiar ‘Walk in Centers’. A move to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in 1998 progressed her managerial career as Assistant Director of Nursing and eventually led to venturing into teaching. Her academic career began at the University of Liverpool, to University of Chester and University of Lincoln and have culminated in her present post at Edge Hill University. In this position she has responsibility for the nurse education portfolio, external engagement with partner organisations and contract management with Health Education England North West who commission the undergraduate programmes. She gained her PhD in Educational Research from the University of Lancaster in 2010. Her experiences in academic management have provided opportunities to nurture her current research interests relating to educational research and the issue of academic identity in professional and vocational disciplines.
Mr Charles Flynn MBE
Charles is an independent management consultant working with organisations to improve individual and organisational performance. He began his career as a registered mental health and general nurse and has extensive experience at Executive Director level in the NHS, including responsibility for services for older people and people with learning disabilities. He has previous experience of working as a Trustee including the role of Chairman in a registered charity.
Mr David Earle
David has extensive experience working as a senior manager in the NHS and the private sector. He began his career as an auditor reviewing systems and procedures in several different NHS organisations in the North West. He has been involved in drafting and agreeing service level agreements and funding and contract performance management with numerous local NHS, private providers and charities. David also worked with local Primary Care Trusts to develop and fund individual care packages and out of area treatment plans. Latterly he was commissioning lead for cancer and palliative care services in Liverpool. David recently took voluntary early severance from his role in the NHS and now operates as a property developer locally. He has a keen interest in the provision of dementia services.
Mr Kevin Fairclough
Kevin is a Chartered Accountant and has worked at Warburtons since 2011. He has held a number of senior finance positions gaining experience of commercial, operations and group finance. Before joining Warburtons Kevin spent four years at KPMG gaining significant audit, controls and risk management experience across a number of private and public sector clients. He started his career working for an audit and assurance consultancy specialising in NHS clients.
Mr Rory McDonnell
Rory has a background in specialist palliative care nursing, education, and in project managing service improvements within the charitable and private sectors. He is currently completing his Doctorate at the International Observatory for Palliative Care.
Mrs Hilary Torpey
Hilary is an independent education consultant, working with schools to improve learning outcomes for vulnerable learners and those with special educational needs. She has a 30 year career in teaching and is also a volunteer worker for various local charities.
Mrs Libby Kitt
Libby is a qualified RGN and Health Visitor. She is a Director on the Board of Health Watch Sefton and is also a member of the Steering Group. Libby is passionate about vulnerable groups within communities being supported to have a voice about health and social care.