Shauna was born in 1950 in Stretford, Manchester, the eldest of eight children. She joined the Health service in 1966 as a cadet nurse at Ashton under Lyne General Hospital later qualifying as Registered Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor. Shauna has worked in hospitals and in the community across both greater Manchester and Merseyside.
In 1990 Shauna was appointed to the board of the Family Health Services Authority and then to West Pennine Heath Authority. She moved to St. Helens and Knowsley serving on the Primary care Groups boards and then subsequently became Executive Nurse of knowsley Primary Trust board.
In August 1989 Shauna joined the Territorial Army 207 Manchester General Hospital (v) and was commissioned as a Captain in December 1989. She has been actively involved and provided support to Executive Stretch, International shooting competitions, Royal International Air Tattoo’s and the Njmegan marches.
In 2000 Shauna was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and appointed Matron of 207(Manchester) Field Hospital (v). She led the nursing squadron supporting her Commanding Officer in becoming one of the first TA units to achieve Role 5 Status in preparation for deployment.; the unit successfully deployed in 2004. Shauna became a member of the Reserve Forces and Cadets association in 2003 and has recently joined the Manchester SaBRE committee.
In October of 2007 Shauna was appointed a Governor to the Corporation of The Oldham College and is currently Director of Clinical Leadership ,Deputy Chief Executive of Oldham Primary Care trust.
Shauna have been married to Bryan for 37 yrs and they have two children one a serving officer in the Royal Air force and the other working for a local Primary Care Trust.
Shauna was honoured by Her Majesty The Queen in the New Years Honours List and was awarded an MBE.