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Our Trustees

Dr Andrew Dayani, Chairman, Medical Director, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Andrew Dayani, Chairman, Medical Director, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Ms Bernie Keenan, Senior Lecturer, Birmingham City University

Ms Bernie Keenan, Senior Lecturer, Birmingham City University

Ms Bernie Keenan, Senior Lecturer, Birmingham City University

Upon completion of my nurse training I gained clinical experience at The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases & the Kings College Hospitals group in London. During this period, I completed a first degree at The London School of Economics & Political Science.
I moved to Birmingham in 1985 to undertake a Sisters post at West Heath Hospital and subsequently Clinical Nurse Specialist posts at The Manor Hospital and Selly Oak Hospital. During this period, I completed an MSc at Birmingham University. From 1987-2006 I held a Lecturer/Practitioner post at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust & Birmingham City University and I am currently a full time Senior Lecturer at the University and Programme leader for the Postgraduate Case Management of Long Term Conditions course. I am a research peer reviewer for the Department of Health National Institute for Health Research: Research for patient benefit programme and represent Nursing and Public & Patient Involvement on the Birmingham & Black Country Comprehensive Local Research Network Executive. My own research and publications are focussed on the care of older people in the Acute General Hospital setting.

Dr Adam Cleary, Senior Lecturer, Birmingham City University

Dr Adam Cleary, Senior Lecturer, Birmingham City University

Dr Adam Cleary Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust service for Older People and Raid Psychiatric Liaison Service, City Hospital. Honorary Lecturer, University of Birmingham doctoral programme in Clinical Psychology.
Adam has twenty years’ experience working in the NHS and other organisations in various mental health, health and social care settings. Since completing the Doctoral programme at the University of Birmingham in 2002 Adam has worked in community mental health and in-patient services for older people in the West Midlands and more recently in liaison psychiatry at City Hospital in Birmingham. He has a particular interest in working with complex and challenging mood and affective disorders in later life and application of psychological thinking to better understanding and working with people with dementia, neuro-cognitive impairment and long term health conditions. Adam is also a registered KUF (Knowledge and Understanding) trainer promoting better understanding and effective working with people with personality disorder in later life and across the lifespan.
Adam has published research in the fields of dementia, personality disorder and learning disability and has unpublished written articles on recovery and person-centred care, compassion and on understanding organisations and the importance of teamwork in services which support older people. Adam states ‘my aim is to improve the quality of older people’s experience of health and social care both directly through my clinical work and indirectly by challenging ageism and supporting and developing practitioner attitudes, knowledge, skills and behaviours. I believe that by listening better to the experiences of older people and connecting their past and current experiences in their social context we can alleviate their distress and promote better outcomes both for them and for those helping them’.

Mrs Greta Alleyne, Lead Nurse Older Adults, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation

Mrs Greta Alleyne, Lead Nurse Older Adults, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation

Mrs Margaret Harries, Lead Nurse Older Adults, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation

Mrs Margaret Harries, Lead Nurse Older Adults, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation

Dr Peter Mayer, Retired Consultant Geriatrician

Dr Peter Mayer, Retired Consultant Geriatrician

Mike Marshall MIHM, Dip.HSM (B'ham)

Mike Marshall MIHM, Dip.HSM (B'ham)

Mike is no newcomer to the West Midlands having worked in Age Care, Herefordshire, in both general and mental health nurse management as far back as 1978 and was a recipient of the Birmingham Hospital Saturday Travel Scholarship in 1981. Latterly Mike was Assistant Director of Nursing Services at Southampton University Hospitals, a General Manager in Bromsgrove and Redditch, moving into local and national Government as a Commissioner of social care and health services. Describing himself as a "boundroid" across health and social care, Mike is looking forward to his association as a Trustee with the Institute of Ageing and Health.

Jeanette Lane, Administrator, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Jeanette Lane, Administrator, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Mike Adams, Regional Director, Royal College of Nursing, West Midlands

Mike Adams, Regional Director, Royal College of Nursing, West Midlands

Latha Shankar, Physiotherapist, Worcestershire Health and Care Trust

Latha Shankar, Physiotherapist, Worcestershire Health and Care Trust

Aiysha Ahmed, Occupational Therapist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Aiysha Ahmed, Occupational Therapist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Liz Blackham, High Intensity Service User Co-Ordinator, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Liz Blackham, High Intensity Service User Co-Ordinator, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Norah Foster, Clinical Nurse Manager, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

Norah Foster, Clinical Nurse Manager, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

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