New non-exec director appointed to NWAS | Knutsford Times

New non-exec director appointed to NWAS

By on September 4, 2019

NHS England and NHS Improvement, North West has confirmed the appointment of Professor Alison Chambers as Non-Executive Director of North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Currently Pro Vice Chancellor for Health and Social Care at Manchester Metropolitan University, Alison qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1985 and worked in clinical practice for 10 years specialising in neurological rehabilitation and older person care. She has over 20 years’ experience of working in higher education.

In 1995, Alison took up her first academic post at the University of Salford, as a lecturer in physiotherapy. In 2002, she moved to The University of Central Lancashire to set up a department of Allied Health Professions and was Dean of Academic Development and Employability until 2014 when she was appointed Pro Vice Chancellor for Health at Buckinghamshire New University.

Alison is passionate about higher education and places students at the centre. She believes in providing educational opportunity for everyone who can benefit with a strong emphasis on student outcomes and graduate employability.

Chairman for North West Ambulance Service, Peter White said: “I’m really pleased to welcome Alison to the trust and am confident that she will be a really positive addition to our board.

“Alison’s vast knowledge and expertise in the healthcare sector along with her passion for education will make a really valuable contribution to the organisation.”

Alison Chambers has been appointed from 1 August 2019 until 31 July 2021 and is entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum. She has declared no political activity in the last five years.

Alison comments: “It is a privilege and honour to be joining such a well-respected organisation and I am really looking forward to meeting as many new colleagues as possible over the next few months.”

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